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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1054   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (265) - 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 (217) - 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 (2529) - 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 (389) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupuLust (246) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
17.10.2016 - Full bodied and well hopped Strong Ale. Sweet aroma without too much alcohol. Thick mouthfeel with a sweet and bitter hoppy taste. Earthy bitter hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1450) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 15, 2016
the aroma is fruity and malty with shades of dry wine, candy, apple and some spices... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of apple, lollipop, dry wine, berries and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of Miro. shared with him and JFK10000. Pours hazy golden, huge lasting white head. Sweet, citrus, hoppy, bit sourish in the middle, spicy, dry bitterish finish. Yeasty. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (259) - - SEP 4, 2016
Sweet malt and fruity aroma. Hazy amber, big head, with a Belgian lace. Medium sweet and bitter, alcohol notes. Medium body, bitter aftertaste, slick texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (905) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with lots of residue and a huge thick white head. Aroma is hops, herbs, grass, spices. Taste is bitter and floral, herbal, spicy, somewhat yeasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Aroma: Flowers, herbs, spice, some esters, quite metallic. Appearance: Golden, bit hazy color, head white, very high, has big holes from the beginning. Taste: Medium biterness which lingers, spices, herbs, esters, metal, not very intesive taste, flowers, biterness is the most intensive note, although it is not of high-quality. Palate: Finish is semi-dry, body is medium, carbonation is very high.


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