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

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RATINGS: 1062   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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jybi (479) - FRANCE - MAY 21, 2017
La brasserie Carolus a su, au travers de cette Hopsinjoor, mettre remarquablement en valeur le houblon au travers d’une bière racée, équilibrée et distinguée. D’une robe blond doré (EBC de 9), voilée et parée d’une mousse crémeuse de 4 cm d’épaisseur, distinguée, cette bière l’est déjà en verre. Le nez frais et racé laisse s’exprimer les houblons (5 dans la composition) sur des arômes d’agrumes, d’épices (coriandre et poivre) et herbacés. Cette base se retrouve à la dégustation, avec une attaque sur une fraîcheur houblonnée, des arômes citronnés, de coriandre, de poivre et sur une belle amertume fine et précise. En second plan vient de plus s’ajouter des notes davantage tournées le malt, plus suaves et mielleuses. La deuxième bouche est linéaire mais enrichie par une arrière bouche présentant une belle amertume saillante et herbacée. La troisième bouche se densifie alors pour devenir pleine avec un malt plus présent sur des arômes de miel, de biscuit, d’agrumes et de pêche. Le final laisse quant à lui réapparaître une amertume saillante herbacée et poivrée. Nous terminons ainsi de façon brillante une très belle dégustation où l’ensemble alcool (8 % Abv)/houblon (50 d’EBU, très bien pensé, pas trop amère permettant une bonne expression aromatique des houblons) et sucre est d’un excellent équilibre. Cette Hopsinjoor est un véritable poème procurant de formidables sensations. La bière belge n’est pas inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco par hasard.

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Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2017
Decent, clasically Belgian hoppy ale. Blonde, aromatic, some slightly fruity hops. Easy drinking.

3.9
ALIBALI (2694) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Farmerfunk & Yeasty Matschelemongrapefruitbrei auf einer üppigen XX-Bitter Wiese. Fresh & hoppy 👌. 0,1/1 Jetson beim ZYTHOS 2017.

3.3
carlom (116) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2017
Colore giallo dorato, schiuma abbondante e persistente, media carbonazione. Sentori marcati di luppoli, erba. Al palato sentori erbacei importanti e persistenti nel retrogusto. Corpo medio finale amaro. Un blond ale per gli amanti del luppolo.

3.7
simontomlinson (675) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Just white head stayed well on a murky, highly carbonated, thick orange coloured body. Big aroma of sweet orange, Belgium yeast & bitter citrus. Medium bodied. Very very sharp on the tongue. Very tingly. Clean on the back. This is bitter citrus, masses of orange, hoppy & lots of typical Belgium yeast tastes. An unusual Belgium but one to try.

4
Syfher (511) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tulip glass; from the fridge. Nice blond beer, with a beautiful creamy/fuzzy white head. The aroma, as the taste, is powerfull : full of yeast and hop. But even with the five hops, we aren’t in front of an IPA, but well in front of a nice Belgian Blond Ale. Go for it.

4.1
emincems (127) - TURKEY - APR 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 It pours hazy golden yellow color with long lasting off-white head. It looks very attractive! Very good retention and superb lacing. Aroma is very complex and interestingly balanced. Light fruity esters, grain and strong peppery aromatics are on the nose. Taste is slightly bitter, but malty sweetness is still perceivable. It tastes orange, slight banana and lots of peppers. Finish is more bitter than taste; hoppy, dry and slightly warming. Very fizzy on the palate. Medium bodied. Complex, delicious and refresher. It deserves more popularity.

3.7
nathanvc (798) - Brugge, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
Pours clear golden with a big, frothy, white head that lasts. The aroma contains malt, citrus, hops, herbs, some pepper. It tastes light sweet and medium to heavy bitter, but the hops never become aggressive. Creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, long balanced finish.

3.7
bartlebier (4214) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 2, 2017
(2014-15 Rating deleted?) Resampled 33cl bb12/2017, BLsampler. - Does with the refined-all-too refined Carolus range what it might have learned from De Dolle Arabier: introduce European earthy hoppiness in a golden strong ale/tripel malt bed. Earthy citrus, pepper, apple freshness laced through cakey biscuit and a yeastiness so refined it might as well be the recondensated dirty lees of evaporated fine champagne. Bit of a green herbal bite in finish - Saaz-y in its Belgian deployment. Reliable dry hoppy belgian, but no match for the work of art that is Arabier.

3.7
JohnRMurdoch (5149) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at The Capital. Hazy orange amber, good head. Light lemon hop aroma. Grain yeasty lemon flavour. Light spicy pine aftertaste. Good one.


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