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

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RATINGS: 1331   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3803) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2007
33cl bottle from Aarschott. Poured a golden color with white, creamy head. Very nice tripel with large floral notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
Medium white head. Golden body. Full, deep, soft golden fruity sweetish aroma of milky honey, malts, toffee, spice, and hops. Incredible harmony and balance; almost perfect. Sharp, spicy milky honey taste with notes of tobacco and fruit. Dry, musty malty tobacco aftertaste. (0.33l bottle from Dorstvlegel, Antwerp. Probably not a perfect bottle. Want to rerate. And rerate. And rerate.)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2653) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Malt aromas of caramel, hop notes of herbs, and beef broth for the yeast. In the background there was a smell that was somewhere between grape and raisin, with a strong note of ripe pear, and alcohol. The head was fizzy and quickly diminished. The color was a slightly hazy amber. Flavor started lightly sweet and finished the same sweetness and moderately acidic. Palate was light to medium, watery, with a fizzy carbonation. It finished lightly astringent. There was a stronger malt aroma than I expected, and so many more fruity notes were present after it warmed. The taste was just a little disappointing, but all in all this is a fine drinking triple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4630) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Golden/orangey looking beer with a strong head. The aroma is quite spiced and mulled, the flavour is vinous, warming, and sweetly spiced. Overall a very reasonable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Very carbinated. Golden amber color, thick white head with tiny bubbles. Great aroma of light fruits and candy yeast. After initial carbination, taste loaded with fruits and malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2007
Hazy body. White bubbly head. this comes fully loaded with fruits and sweet malt in both aroma and taste. The palate is very good! I must try this again!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Pours a rich gold with a thick, bubbly head. Aroma of yeast and sweet maltiness. The initial flavor is creamy and slightly bitter, followed by a robust, malty aftertaste. The lacing is good, and the beer is quite refreshing, yet also full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Poured into an authentic Gouden Carolus goblet, this is light and cloudy in appearance, with moderate head and fizziness. The primary flavor is peach, and in a big way. It is quite refreshing and somewhat light, despite the 9% alcohol. So far I like the two Gouden Carolus varieties I’ve tried!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub, and served in a Gouden Carolus trappist glass. This tripel poured a bright, hazy orange color with a long lasting beige head. The aroma was made up of orange, apple, candy sugar, and some mild yeast esthers. The flavor was the same, but with some excellent spice notes showing up. Also, some lightly warming alcohol made it’s presence known. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and champagne-like. A truly exceptional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
750ml. $7.99 Sam’s Downers Grove Corked in ’05 Gouden Carolus Triple poured a slightly hazy peach that glows when held to the light. A loose airy 1+ finger white head formed on the pour but receded to a ring around the glass within seconds. Leaves no lacing. This is one fruity and spicy tripel. Big aromas of pear and granny smith apple greet you as soon as you stick your nose in the glass. Candi sugar and spicy alcohol follow close behind adding a nice depth. Candi sugar sweetness and big juicy peach start things off with a bang. A pear grittiness and mild green apple show up mid palate along with a doughy malt base. Spicy alcohol, mild clove and a yeasty fruitness come along on the finish that make this one great tasting tripel. Body is on the lighter side of medium with a velvety feel when hitting the tongue. The seeming lack of carbonation is in the mouthfeel but in small doses. Just enough to make the body velvety smooth. This is a danderously drinkable tripel considering the high abv. My glass is disappearing far to quickly. One of the better tripels so far expierenced in my drinking days. Good popping fruitiness with an exceptionally spicy and deep alcohol and yeast quality. Wonderful beer. 7/22/07


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