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


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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
This golden ale poured with a long-lasting fluffy white head. The flavor is more like a saison than like a classic Belgian Tripel - very fruity and light, with no noticeable alcohol taste and a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2005
2004 vintage (1.5 years in cellar). The aroma was very saison-like, surprisingly. Lots of hay/straw, with hints of perfume/ There was also a slight yeast and dough smell. The head was creamy, off-white, that mostly diminished. Body was a little hazy, amber, orange. Initial flavor moderately sweet with a tiiny bit of acidic flavor. Finish was lightly sweet/acidic, with a long finish. Seemed lighter than most Tripels, while the texture was dry an dlively. Not much of a finish. I was really surprised at the very saison like aroma, but since I love saisons, I didn’t really mind. Since I had one of these fresh, it seems that it has picked up a more earthy slant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour. Peppery flavour, a little fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2005
Bottled. Pale orange hazy colour, mediumsized creamy head. Fruitish, spicy and wheaty aroma. Flavour of caramel, spices, fruits and wheat. Sweet fruitish aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
Hazy gold colour with a massive, frothy head. Sweet, spicy evocative aroma. Taste of pear and melon, fresh and delightful, with a background citric orange sourness and a slight bitter finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Beverage Warehouse, Roswell, Ga - 750 ml corked bottle. Dark golden, slightly murky with a wispy thin, lacy head, looks like champagne. Clean, fresh aroma with hints of lemon, butterscotch and mown grass. interesting and slightly complex flavor. Pick up some fruitiness, akin to the flavor of pears. Some estery notes, a bit of butter and some white wine. Just the right amount of spritziness, does not feel like I am drinking champagne, my complaint about some tripels. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of butterscotch, musitness, and light citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, citrus, and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy golden orange with rocky off white head. Good aroma of orangey hop, spice, honey, vanilla. Creamy mouthfel with lingering hop finish, alcohol warmth. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (603) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
Aroma: candy, small bit of bailing wire and a touch of apricot. Appearance: poures golden/amber with a big lasting head just off white and great lacing. With the yeast it is just hazy. Flavour: sweet apricot, floral notes and metallic hops. Palate: medium full mouthfeel finishes spiritious and leaves a metalic hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Pours hazy orangish-amber with a large rocky head that sticks around for a while. When it finally recedes it leaves a frothy mesa in the middle of the glass and near-solid lacing on the sides. Very spicy and citrusy aroma—oranges, fresh bread, and coriander dominate. And I swear there’s some brine in there somewhere. Flavor of bread and phenols. Mediciney, acidic, and lip-puckering. There’s a slight hop finish, but that’s somehow pre-overpowered by the first flavors. It had a wonderful appearance and aroma, but the flavor fell quite a bit short of my thusly formed expectations.

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