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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: 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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4.6
Zarrach76 (270) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2016
Belle couleur jaune paille / or légèrement troublée, avec une belle mousse blanche onctueuse qui persiste bien. Nez très frais : agrumes (citron vert, pamplemousse...), aromates (coriandre, persil, citronnelle...), épices (poivre, piment...), très beaux houblons aux arômes floraux sur des céréales maltées bien structurées et légèrement caramélisées. Bel équilibre et belle fraîcheur. La bouche est souple, ample, sans aucune sécheresse, avec une amertume franche qui s’efface rapidement pour laisser la place aux saveurs céréalières. La deuxième gorgée s’arrête plus sur les houblons, extrêmement savoureux et qui s’accrochent bien au palet. Bonne longueur avec le final sur les levures, le cuir et le bois. Les gorgées suivantes sont plus sur les sucres et le malt, malgré cette petite amertume qui traine toujours et qui laisse planer le mystère. Toujours la mousse qui s’accroche sur un demi-centimètre... Bière extrêmement plaisante, des houblons parfaitement dosés et qui distillent leurs arômes de manière graduelle, une réussite indéniable ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

3.5
EdKing (2586) - 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
Arcanor (421) - 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
lupuLust (291) - 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
sharkydodson (1615) - 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
Iznogud (3805) - 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
hamilton_w (264) - - 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
omikr0n (927) - 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
ArtificialCyst (1193) - 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.

3.2
Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2016
33cl Pours pale yellow, like a simple eastern european lager. Either a strong single hop aroma, or a smooth balance of multiple hops. Pleasant and uniform. Fair malty base, and strong bitterness. Feels like a homebrew, and has some powderness to it. I do not know why - there is no sediment. Feels like water used is rather hard. In a blind tasting, I would consider this to be a fortified lager, with a strong malty base. It Smooth textured, medium carbonation, gentle and easy finish for the ABV. Good to try, as it is not a typical BSA in my opinion.


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