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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mechelen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Origin: Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor completes the taste pallet of the gamma Carolus-beers. Name: "Hopsinjoor" is a wordplay to for one thing the several hops which were used, and on the other hand the typical character of Mechelen of Gouden Carolus: the figure "opsinjoor" is intertwined with the history of Mechelen (see: www.opsinjoorke.be/Opsinjoorke/opsinjoor.htm). 5 types of hops are used in this beer. These hops were fractioned at several times in the cooking process in order to keep a maximum of aroma. Regarding to taste we can say that the beer has a gentle, but nevertheless bitter aftertaste. Gold-yellow colour. Hoppy aroma. 50 IBU / 18.6 Plato

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (121) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours very hazy gold with dense pile of foam. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is sweet with a hoppy bitter finish. Notes of light malt, lemon, bready yeast, spiciness, and loads of grassy hops. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Very Belgian, very hoppy. I think this might be a Belgian IPA. It doesnt represent the best of either, but it does offer an unusual take on both.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
Geel/goude kleur. Het bier heeft meer weg van een Belgian Strong Golden Ale dan een IPA. Een wat zurig aroma, met wat bloemige hop. Smaak is licht zurig met wat kruidigheid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oleg85 (177) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2016
С этого пива началос& моё знакомс& с бельгий& ИПА. Всё прекрас& кроме бешеног& бельгий& карбо.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (707) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2016
2016/11/21 - Pours a hazy, pale gold colour with a foamy, white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is doughy yeast, orange, banana, clove, spices and grassy, lighty herbal hops. Taste follows nose; spicy/grassy/herbal hops, doughy yeast, orange, clove and some residual sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with sharp carbonation and a long, dry, slightly herbal finish. Crisp and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnarktor (97) - FRANCE - NOV 17, 2016
Aroma: cereal, herbs, dough-like yeast, spice; Appearance: golden, hazy, white foam ; Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness ; full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish. Overall a very good and quite complex modern belgian beer, by a very good traditional brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2016
330ml bottle from LCBO. 8.0% alc./vol. Pours an opaque gold colour with one finger of lasting white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aromas of hops, citrus, bananas, and a whiff of grapefruit. Taste matches the aroma with a dry and hoppy finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily on the palate. Excellent tripel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (255) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Very fruity & estery, citrus, banana, spices, yeasty. Bubbly, bittersweet, full mouth feel, slight sour note. Spicy, banana peel, citrus pith bitterness, dry finish. Very complex beer. (bottle bb 05/23/18)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (187) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2016
Belle couleur jaune paille / or lgrement trouble, avec une belle mousse blanche onctueuse qui persiste bien. Nez trs frais : agrumes (citron vert, pamplemousse...), aromates (coriandre, persil, citronnelle...), pices (poivre, piment...), trs beaux houblons aux armes floraux sur des crales maltes bien structures et lgrement caramlises. Bel quilibre et belle fracheur. La bouche est souple, ample, sans aucune scheresse, avec une amertume franche qui sefface rapidement pour laisser la place aux saveurs cralires. La deuxime gorge sarrte plus sur les houblons, extrmement savoureux et qui saccrochent bien au palet. Bonne longueur avec le final sur les levures, le cuir et le bois. Les gorges suivantes sont plus sur les sucres et le malt, malgr cette petite amertume qui traine toujours et qui laisse planer le mystre. Toujours la mousse qui saccroche sur un demi-centimtre... Bire extrmement plaisante, des houblons parfaitement doss et qui distillent leurs armes de manire graduelle, une russite indniable ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2510) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle from Granken Geers. Hazy dark amber with a huge white foam head. Nose is citrus hop, sherbert, lemon, grassy hay and straw, sugary sweetness, fruity Belgian yeast, little bit of spice, maybe some dried coriander. Taste is spicy, hop citrus, green fruity hop, grassy hay and straw, fruity yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcanor (344) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
750ml bottle, best before 2017-03-17. Pour golden with little haze. Tall white foam. Aroma is from Belgian yeast, malt, citrus and notes of hops. Taste is from haystack malte, yeast, bitterness of hops, notes of floral hops. Medium carbonation, dry but refreshing. Long froment and bitterness finish.


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