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

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common

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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Hazy bronze with a huge foamy white head. Some spotty lacing. As said before by the heemster, a nose of caramel and pears. Alcohol as well. That was not hidden too well. Spicy, citrusy hops. The caramel comes out more, the alcohol is better hidden, and the pears aren’t really there. I do detect a touch, but not too much. Bitter hops roll into the equation here as well as hitting at the end with some pepperyness/spiciness. On the second drink, I do notice the alcohol, but nowhere is it as prevelant as in the nose. The body is nice and creamy with a spicy, tangy palate. Ends with fruit and spices... and hints of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2004
The body is a reddish copper with a huge white head. Nice rich aroma of caramel and pears. Taste has golden delicious apples. Also a full, creamy mouthfeel. the taste has caramel and a nice cinnamon spice finish. Alcohol is present, but not distracting. A nice tripel, but nothing to get excited about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Dull gold color that starts with a towering head that melts down to a small lacing. Aroma of spices and corriander. Good lord what is that taste?! My bet is on tobacco. Slightly sweet taste, but that spice/tobacco overpowers everything. Tasty, but a little much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Marmalade Coloring With White Head. Malty..with a Harsh Spice...Almost Peppery in the Very Beginning... Alcohol Barely Noticeable....Some Citurs..and Lighter Spice...Overall, One of the Smoothest and Easiest To Drink Tripel’s I’ve Ever Had...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2004
A bit cloyingly sweet at first but dries out a little as the glass empties. Malty, with big coriander and orange peel flavours. Alcohol shows itself but doesn’t overpower. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Cloudy orange color with a big white head that quickly dissipated. Spicy, yeasty aroma with a lot of banana in there. Spicy flavor of baked bread, citrus and banana. As it warmed, the flavor of caramel started coming through. An aftertaste of black tea that was very pleasant. Very unique and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours light orange with a tall foaming off white head. Fantastic spiced bread, herbal aroma. Caramel, kiwi, pepper. Toasty. Very dry with some sharp honey notes. Grass and strawberry in the finish. Although not a text book tripel, this stuff is very tastey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Golden copper body with a faint aroma. Initial fruity bitterness followed by a light malt palate finishing with light crispness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
This was a very good brew, I was extremely impressed by the how well the beer went down. Smooth and silky, but still packed that venemous bite that made it special. It had a blend of dark, chocolately, and nutty flavors ... solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
One of the most unique tripels I’ve yet had - burnt copper color, with spicy, musty, earthy aroma - interesting mix of flavors, with peaches, pickled ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of cinnamon - long, mellow, finish that tastes somewhat like christmas cookies - very different for a tripel, but very good.


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