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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: 1045   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). Kind of hops: 4 types of hops are used: Golding, Spalt, Hallertau and Saaz. 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Tasted on 5/4/16 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Frugal. Pours hazy pale orange with a thick, smooth white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is sweet candi and honey malt with some light bread, a touch of earthy yeast, and very light hops spice. The flavor is a fairly sweet honey attack, moving to some light bitterness and the same yeasty character from the nose, and finishing with more candi sugar sweetness. The body is nearly full with very lively carbonation, and a medium honeyed and lightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at the Quad Alehouse for my birthday. Decent head. Aroma were classic spicy/fruity Belgian. Hoppy flavors gave it that difference they were looking for. No bad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (806) - ITALY - APR 28, 2016
UPDATED: APR 28, 2016 Bionda, torbida, bel cappello di schiuma bianca pannosa. Aroma interessante di lievito, agrumi, banana e frutta. Carbonazione medio alta. Bevuta per nulla pesante nonostante un buon grado alcolico. Malto, frutta, una discreta nota amara su una base dolce. Piacevole.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilman (166) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
Good one overall, not especially remarkable as it lacks what makes the Classic and Tripel so great, but still a very decent beer. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 21, 2016
Really good strong Belgian beer: alcohol is nicely masked around fruity notes with hints of coriander. Aftertaste is just perfect, not too bitter, but still full of hops. Looks and feels like it should!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (345) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2016
Robe jaune abricot et opaque. La mousse et paisse et tient bien, un voile crme se forme en dessous. Armes agrumes, fruits jaunes. Got rsines, agrumes, banane. On reste sur les esters de banane. Texture crmeuse. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (5/1/15). Resiny dank hop and tropical fruit aromas, sweet and musky. Very nice aroma. Medium amber golden clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts with tropical fruit sweetness, apricots and mango. Resinous and sharp dank quality to it, too. Big sweetness followed by bit bitterness. Big flavorful bitter finish and sweet bitter after.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waro27 (5) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016 does not count
Fine aroma banana, fenol. Clear pale, with a stable head. Fine carbonisation, coriander and banaan are the first you taste. Second taste is slight hopbitter, alcohol and a soft sweet and smoky ending. Well balanced, fizzy carbonation witch leaves a long aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Konfuzzi (20) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2016
Kein Bier fr mich. Schmeckt mir zu sehr nach Weizen (obwohl keines drin ist :-) ). Farbe ist heller als Bernstein, eher orange, Gold. Stark prickelnd, sehr viel Schaum beim Eingieen ins Glas. Geruch: fruchtig, pfel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirzekel (62) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2016
8%. Strong Belgian pale ale. Very light colored. Not hoppy bitter. Would have again. Heard their brown ale is great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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