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

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RATINGS: 1296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2007
On tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic. Pours translucent dark gold with lacy white head. Aroma is faint, but I think honey, oranges and yeasty notes are there. Initial honey-caramel-burnt sugar sweetness is short-lived, then comes the star of the show: an awesome balance of that sweetness, a mildly hoppy bitterness, and the alcohol. The bitterness combines with dryness in the finish to coat the tongue. An excellent example of the style, which is too often poorly executed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Pours a hazy amber golden type color, nice frothy head, decent retention, good lacing. The cork pop was loud, and shot across the room almost hitting my wife (yikes!). The aroma was honey, must, candied grapes. The flavor was candied apples and grapes, firm honey presence (almost mead like w/ some floral aspects), wheat notes. No hop presence in the finish for a triple, and the yeast was also noticeably absent. Mouthfeel was smooth, honey/mead-like. A nice twist to the style, very interesting, not an orthodox tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
[309-20070510] Bottle (w/ jerc). Smells like sweet nail polish, alcoholic banana and some pine wood. Hazy, golden yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet alcoholic flavour, slightly woody, some banana notes. Medium-full body. Blending fine but very boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Cloudy golden yellow with fluffy white head. Sweet honey and nectar aroma. Taste of honey and nectar with a good citrus backbone. Semi-dry alcohoic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Golden blond pour with a fluffy milky white head. wheat, hoppy spice on the nose with an orange yeasty zest. Malty on the palate with a subtle hint of a figgy toffe quality. A flowery, lightly spiced hoppy kick towards the end. Echoes of cloves and pepper. The alcohol flavor is definately present but not overwhelming, and has a warming effect too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruits, malt, caramel and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3071) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
Clear, pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet and fruity notes (prunes?). Taste is sweet with some fruit. Full bodied with a nice, bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Strong carbonation... seconds after removing the cage, the cork shot to the ceiling unexpectedly and nearly took my head off. Pours a cloudy honey color with a thick, fluffy long lasting head. The nose is a wheaty, slightly sour fruit, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is a bit of sour apple, spices, pepper... It has a nice balanced blend of sweet and tart. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
330 ml bottle. Very sweet aroma. Medium carbonation. Nice golden color. Caramel taste. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Sampled from 750ml bottle. Hazy and golden hued. White head. Floral and caramel nose. Sticky and honeyish. Touch bready. Lively effervescence. Medium to full bodied. Dry palate. Floral yeasty flavors. Good bitter finish.


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