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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Had at the Elfde Gebod in Antwerp. Very nice tripel not at outstanding as other examples but still quite tasty. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2016
From the 750 ml. bottle dated 13/04/2015. It pours a handsome looking golden tone with a foamy cream colored head on top that lingers and laces. The aroma emits an enchanting floral, rose, or blossom character with some apple or pear a little underneath. No booze for 9%. Medium to full body. Smooth and creamy too. A big floral, flowery taste with a hint of apple and an herbal and pepper-like finish. Just delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1200) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 15, 2016
the aroma is fruity and malty with hints of sweet wine, raisin, yeast, flowers, toffee and anise... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of apple, candy, plum, sweet wine, yeast and some spices... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with bubbly white head that dissipates to leave good lace. Aroma of sweet fruity Belgian esters. Taste follows, super fruity and sweet. Might age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle (from beergium?). Pours golden with huge whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is fruity, soapy, esthery, some citrus and apples. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sugar, fruits, citrus, lemon, malt, spicy tingle. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: well made, but no wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle at De Spot, Middelburg. Watching Gemma Ray! Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, spices, lemon, banana, orangepeel, cloves, doughy yeast. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, a lot of fizzy carbonation. Some cool milky feel through it. Spiced sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ludos68 (15) - - SEP 17, 2016
Colore arancio pallido. Schiuma bianca generosa e persistente. Aroma, dolce floreale e speziato e crosta di pane. In bocca, il corpo è morbido ed il gusto è sorprendentemente abboccato. L’alcol è presente ma molto discreto. L’attacco è dolce poi arrivano le note floreali e speziate ed un inatteso amaro di luppolo fresco, non invadente ma capace di bilanciare la dolcezza iniziale. Finale secco e piccante.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (839) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Fork in Gainesville, VA Aroma: caramel, floral, honey, tropical fruit Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (173) - BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2016
Aroma super agradável, cor dourada e espuma branca. Sabor bem balanceado, com certo adocidado em seu final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2016
0.33l bottle. Slightly hazy orange body, white head. Aroma and of bread, honey, orange zest, banana, grapes and some medicinal and grassy hops. Sweet and fruity tripel. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (848) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
Bière jaune-orangée, bien voilée avec particules visibles, effervescence élevée, et surmontée d’un col blanc immaculé, pas tellement large, mais très dense, très mousseux, cotonneux même, collant et résistant. Arômes de pain frais, pâtisserie, sucre brut et miel, avec beaucoup de fruits du verger (pomme, pêche, poire…) et quelques esters fruités (banane, mangue et encore poire!). Par moment, les effluves semblent plus rôtis, céréale rôtie à tendance noisette, voire même malt fumé à tendance charcuterie. Aussi, odeur de houblon qui semble principalement herbacé (gazon, feuille verte, un peu herbes aromatiques…) mais également floral, et on note quelques nuances de boisé, d’épices (clou de girofle et poivre) et de vanille dans les arômes. Nez très agréable, très intéressant, complexité et intensité élevées! En bouche, pétillement plutôt faible sur la langue, onctuosité élevée au palais, le breuvage est rond, moelleux, velouté, soyeux et légèrement éthylique. Au goût, entrée maltée de pain frais, pâtisserie, sucre brut et miel, avec, comme le nez l’annonçait, beaucoup de fruité venant conjointement du malt et des esters. Pomme, pêche, banane, mangue… mais surtout de la poire! Le houblon demeure plus en retrait et semble davantage floral qu’au nez, et accompagne le dégustateur jusqu’à une finale relativement sèche à l’amertume plutôt légère mais tout de même bien sentie, alcool perceptible mais fort bien intégré. Tout comme au nez, les saveurs semblent par moment plus grillé et rôti avec bonne tendance noisette… et même légèrement fumé, charcuterie, boisé, épices, vanille… Ça apporte une impressionnante richesse au breuvage! Excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, très bon goût, complexité et intensité en bouche bien élevées. Excellente bière!

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