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

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RATINGS: 1056   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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3.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
330ml bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a large sized white head. Aromas of citrus (lemons), yeasty, floral, and herbal. Tastes of floralness, bready, citrus, and spices. Not a gusher, but after pouring out half the bottle and setting the bottle on the table, the foam starting creeping out of the bottle after a few minutes.

3.6
fidelis83 (2500) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours light honey gold with a huge, chunky off white head that has amazing retention and leaves big, chunky lacing. Aroma is yeasty bread, lots of grass, lime, citrus blossoms, lots of bready yeast, wet limestone and some earthy notes. Flavor is sweet yeasty bread rolls, lemon and lime rinds, black pepper, ginger, some herbal notes and a sweet malt, bell pepper, bitter herbal hop finish. Palate is medium body with a slightly syrupy, slick entry and slightly dry finish. Pretty good stuff, but the flavors just don’t meld quite right.

2.9
cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle at Cropredy ... amber ... salty yeasty hop nose... light salty ... light dry fruity hop ... quite bitter

3.8
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Clear golden color with a fluffy head. Aroma has some hops, belgian candy sugar, malts. Flavor is bright and crisp with more hops and balanced sweetness. Lots of carbonation. Very drinkable and nice.

4.3
mike_77 (7036) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2009
Hazy pale blond colour, giant light foamy head. Intense hop aroma. Strong, fresh hoppy flavour with plenty of citrus and a slightly dry finish.

4.1
jcr (2744) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2009
750 ml. This beer did not make a great first impression, but I appreciated it more and more with each sip. Big frothy white head that sticks around. Slightly hazy, golden body. Lemon-pepper aroma punctuated with floral hoppiness and toasted grain. A hint of basement dust and sweet fruit — pear and apple. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes ligtly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. The finish seems to be the most complex. The floral hops jump out in the taste and the combination of bitterness and alcohol make for a peppery aftertaste with lingering floral notes and hints of clove and coriander. There’s an added tartness/acidity below all that. Medium to full body with a velvety texture and lively carbonation. Complex Belgian strong ale.

4
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours hazy golden with a nice sized white head. Aroma is light fruits, banana, and spices. Flavor is estery fruity light malts, with flavors of candy sugar and piney, citrus, slightly earthy hops with a slight bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.9
JanEric (1244) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle.Big white head in the glass, remaining long. Fruity aroma, like apple and orange peels. Hoppy in the nose. tastes fresh, with lots o carbonization, a hoppy bitterness, and a long finish.

3.6
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head and looks a bit like a Belgian witbier. Has a strong nose that is pleasantly fruity. The taste is strongly citrus but has underlying elements of cloves, wheat and aniseed. Overall quite dry considering the fruitiness. Nice beer.

3.6
baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2009
[email protected] Apoperance: Fizzy yellow with a small and creamy white head. Aroma: Belgian yeast, Spices, Citric notes. Flavor: Citric notes, Caramel, Fresh grain, Spices, Hint of alcohol. Palate: Quite refreshing with a moderate carbonation and pleasant bitterness at the end. A very drinkable belgian IPA that i was fortunate enough to try from draught. Will definitely pick up a few bottles of this to my next trip to belgium.


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