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

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RATINGS: 1102   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
Incredible. The lemon notes in this beer are akin to a lemon twist. Sweet lemon malty yeasty. Wow what a rich body and delightful flavor.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (514) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2012
Voilà un véritable chef d’oeuvre... Une « gouden carolus », c’est-à-dire bien sûr une « golden carolus », une vraie bière d’or. Une triple à 9 % abv... Un très beau programme. En plus mon exemplaire était exactement au jour près à sa date limite ! Une véritable fête, un récital, une bière qui force l’admiration et le respect. Couleur comme j’ai dit d’un doré brillant profond... Bulles moyennes à fines partout dans le verre. Mousse blanc/beige qui nappe juste le liquide, et fait son travail de texture. Odeur superbe de prunes blanches, figues, abricot, blé et une pointe de genièvre... Le volume est soyeux comme il convient... La première bouche est d’un grand dégagement sur la céréale et le houblon (c’est-à-dire la définition même de la bière) ; avec du fruit blanc et du fût d’ armagnac... (on peut faire pire...) La 2ème bouche est un équilibre parfait levure/céréale/houblon. Que dire ? La 3ème montre une pointe d’alcool et de vin blanc en vendanges tardives, avec du cognac fins bois et du malt du speyside (on peut faire pire...) La longueur est très complexe entre fruit, bois et fleur de houblon. La levure est douce, fine, complexe, structurée. Très belle. L’alcool est progressif, surperbe, et tout à fait adéquat à une triple. La finale, c’est extrêmement simple : tout y est. Donc, une bière stylée, complète, de grand savoir-faire. Un trophée mérité.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bear53 (7) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010 does not count
From a bottle. beautiful 2-3 finger wonderful white head as good as Duvel, vanilla, small citrus flavor, this ale is top shelf Belgan, I am in love although I love everything Carolus brews. Mouthfeel is refreshing not overly carbonated - next to Chimay one of my all time Belgium favorites - I mistakenly wrote this for the blond beer which I have never tried - sorry.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TortueGeniale (12) - - SEP 21, 2013
AR: Malt, Spice, Anis, Caramel AP: Golden T: Sweet P: Long finish. O: Excellent beer !!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
This beer gave me the twitch when I first sipped, swirled, breathed in and then swallowed. You know that twitch your body does when it tastes something delicious? Yea, that Listening to Roo Panes - Open Roads is just a plus

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours yellow golden honey w/ a huge spritzy froth leaving a small puddle of golden nectar at the top. Aroma is fresh w/ hops and sharp malt. Medium to full nectar w/ ample residual effers w/ a few streams of champagne bubbles. Flavors are rich and slightly fruity w/ banana gum, pine, honey, sharp malt. Complex and well balanced. Not too fruity. Slight alcohol on the finish w/ perfect bittering. Connoisseurs choice!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 One of the best examples of the Tripel style and a world classic beer that I wish I could afford to keep around more often. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a nice clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is strong spiciness with a bit of fruit. A strong peppery spicy flavor with some sweetness and tartness added follows. Thick on the tongue. Mild spiciness lingers on the palate. A marvelous Triple and a world classic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
satanda (422) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2012
Vynikajici trippel, na ochutnavxe nejlepsi. Lahvac dovezeny z belgie, koupeny v delvite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joske_saf (2) - - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
Very nice! One of the best tripell i’ve had so far. nice hop taste with a subtle lemon taste!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle: Poured a golden hazy beer with a huge head with perfect retention. Aroma is quite complex with a mix of yeast, hops, malts and something sweet like some orange. Taste is just incredible with a perfect mix between sweetness (this beer gotta have some candi sugar in it) and the hops. Alcohol is not noticeable at all, which is great when you have a 9% ABV beer. Overall, this is just wonderful, probably one the best discovery from my recent trip to Belgium.


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