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

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RATINGS: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Poured from the bottle to a cloudy, dark orange color with thick, highly carbonated, off-white head and good lacing. Initial aroma was slightly sour fruit. As beer warmed, the scent of the 9% alcohol became more noticeable, but at no time overpowering. Likewise, the alcohol crept in nicely in the taste to help accent the fruit and hint of spices. Finish was smooth and long. I really enjoyed this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2006
One of those top-notch tripels. Aroma reminiscient of Karmeleit. Very stingy flavor, also much like the Kameleit. If Tripels are your thing, you would be proud to come back to this again and again. And again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3915) - - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 cloudy honey colored under a medium sized fizzy white head. aroma of vanilla, marshmallow, tropical fruit, alcohol. flavor is spicy and fruity with notes of apples, huge bubblegum notes with pineapple, and marshmallow. some alcohol shows up.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle at Paters’ Vaetje, Antwerpen. Orangey golden, hazy with an eggwhite-like head. Toffee aroma as well as some grassy hoppiness, even ryebread nose. Toffee and ryebread flavours and a good balancing bitterness. Good carbonation, dry mouthfeel, full-bodied. Not as clean as a traditional tripel, but a great beer nevertheless.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Draft at the Birerria, Washington, D.C. Poured golden with a firm white head. Yeasty aroma and a spicy, yeasty flavor with lots of alcohol notes in the finish. A truly great Tripel!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olek (26) - København N, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Golden colour with a big head. Nose is sweet fruit and alcohol. Very sweet and lively beer. Quite nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccoalier (13) - USA - SEP 8, 2006
dark amber color but a bit mirky good head-to-body ratio malty citrus after-taste brewed for royalty i will gladly try others from this brewer...if I can find them!!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2006
light yellow, and the aroma here you will find some gras some sand, sweetness, and alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1018) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Excellent belgian. Pours a mirky blonde, with a good head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. Flavor is apricots, bready yeast, and a nice tart sweetness, very refined.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - AUG 27, 2006
Pours slightly hazy golden with a large white soft head. Aroma is light fruits, yeast , sugar, bit of citrus. Flavor has some breadiness, but dominated by light fruits, some corriander, citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, bit overcarbonated.


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