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


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RATINGS: 1205   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5029) - 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.

   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!

   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

   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!!

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Cork reads 2/05. Pours hazy yellow / orange with a healthy white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with white grape, plum, pepper, vanilla, earthiness and alcohol. Medium / full bodied with sharper than normal carbonation for the style. Taste is fruity with light spice - think earthy fell with banana hints. Finish has spiciness from hops, banana comes out more and there is an ABV kick. Overall a nice tripel, but the alcohol is not hidden as well as in many others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2675) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottled. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange/golden color. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Some candy-like sugary scents. A dark almost vinous quality along with yeast as well. Flavor is dark and rich. Some yeast and a hint of grain. Some fig and/or raisin. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Good tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Draught from The Map Room. Pours a pale hazy golden color, with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is strong on the citrus fruits, and yeast, with noticeable maltiness. Flavor is a nice yeasty fruit, with some pronounced banana flavor, and a warming finish.

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