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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Abbey Tripel
Mechelen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In spite of modern brewing technology, this beer is brewed according to ancient traditions. It unites, now as in the past, the best products of our soil: rich barley and fine hops.. It's refined character, with a pure and rich taste, will captivate you. It is matured at length in cellar and bottle, and is guaranteed to be brewed only from pale malts. It is traditionally top-fermented and is 100% pure. The Gouden Carolus Triple has a unique colour and a full flavour due to its well-balanced hopping. To properly savour the Golden Carolus “Triple”, pour slowly in one movement leaving the yeast deposit in the bottle. This beer may be served cool but not chilled: 7-8°C is recommended. In 2002 this beer won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup, San Diego, USA in the “Triple” category.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
pour is a light blond with a bit of pure white head. Aroma is at first a little disapointing, but after a few wiffs I thought that it actually wasn’t bad and in keeping with the style. There are hints of orange and other fruits in addition to the nice maltyness. Flavor is very good. It’s light and airy with a citrus component. Good beer, I’d drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Light orange in color, very cloudy, with a nice off-brown head that is mostly diminishing. Toffee, caramel, honey, and light grapefruit aroma. Flavor has a definite pepperiness to it, I kept getting hints of finely ground black pepper. Other than that, a nice light caramel, brown sugar backbone. Slightly alcoholic finish. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours a fairly thick orangish brown body with a small but nice head. The aroma is fruity with hints of raisins. Sweet lingering finish, but not as good as their other brews that I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
330ml bottle yields a cloudy, orange-amber colored ale with a large tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, orange and hint of alcohol. The initial palate is honey sweet, giving way to fruity esters of overripe banana, citrus and raisin. Effervescent and medium bodied and quite smooth, this ale has a long-lasting, moderately hopped finish with pleasing alcohol warmth and dryness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
somewhat overpowering for a long lunch, it needed much food. Floral hops and honey yeast and orange aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 2005 bottle at the Mondial Ratebeer Tasting, 6/4/05. Honey-orange-amber. White head recedes quickly to ring. Lightly hazy, bottle conditioned, with small bubbles rising. Aroma is doughy white bread, starfruit, citrus (tangerines, oranges), peppery spices, and perfumey hops and alcohol phenols. Thick yeast presence as well. Flavor is perfumey as well, quite phenolic and has a rich, malty doughiness. Pepper and alcohol on the end, with a firm carbonation. Sweet candied peaches and orange rinds. Fluffy, malty mouthfeel. Perfume lingers with spicy hops. Quite the adventure. Very good young, should age well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
Couleur ambrée tirant vers l’orangée, grosse mousse plutôt persistante. Présence levurée et plutôt sucré en arômes, sucre brun, cassonade, sucre à la crème. Gros malt épais et collant en bouche véhicule de toutes sortes de flaveurs sucrées restant toujours bien balancées. Texture crémeuse, effervescence piquante et bien présente. Finale un brin amérisante et métallique cachant bien l’alcool. Un exemple bien réussi du style.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Ive had better abbey triples, this was good though by all means, i expected it to taste a little better, but it was still good, id buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
in the bottle. This pours about as dark golden as possible. The white head had little staying power. The aroma is like a caramel toffee latte. You can smell the sweetness. Flavor is a substantial malty caramel taste which is remarkably smooth and drinkable for a 9% beer. Not filled with the complexities of many triples. The yeast cake in the bottom of my bottle was like a hockey puck.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
Appealing aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Very good flavor of thick malt with fruits, spices and yeast, the finish is sweet. The body is medium with a creamy, slightly powdery texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, true to the Gouden Carolus standard.


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