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


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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours a hazy rich yellow color with thick frothy white head. Aroma is of ripe fruit, yeast, mild funk, and some Belgian spice. Taste is belgian spice, fruit notes, some yeast funk. Not too sweet like some Belgians, everything was well put together with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KM (416) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle. Huge lovely white head. Very unclear dark yellow body. Fresh sourish aroma, some yeast and fruits too. Quite strong. Strong flavour, of alcohol. Some yeast and bitter hops. Not very exciting flavour, not like the aroma. (At home, 27.04.09)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2009
[email protected], Providence. RI Pretty decent hoppy, belgian blonde. Floral and yeasty. Alcohol is noticeable, yet soft. Some estery yeast characters.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2009
(bottle). Super carbonated and thick, thick head. In spite of the claim of hopiness, I didnt find this to be hoppy. For a Belgian beer there is certainly a hoppy finish, but I dont drink Belgian beers for hops. If I want hops, Ill go with Racer 5 or some other American Brew. Its not a bad beer, but its not great either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Yellow with a creamy white head. Sweet malty and apple aroma and taste with a tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 Had this with Dad on Fathers Day. Beer pours coor of wet sand with a white fluffy head. Took several minutes to cram this bottle into 2 Unibroue chalices. Lots of chunky yeasties from the end of the pour. Mild flavored candied apples with a lot of hop presence - flavors of saaz and also some Belgian and German hops also hanging around. Lots of bitterness resulting and my dad loved it. Nice character in the complex hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1415) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Apperance; Yello, hazy with a big frothy white head. Very hoppy, fruits, some citrus and yeast. Flavor; again very hoppy and yeast. Lots of fresh bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for the bottle. What he said. Plus... 0 Aroma....Pils and candi malt sweetness. Taste - the Belgians need to learn what flavor and aroma additions of hops are.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge freakish white head that grows like none other. Beer head on viagra and coke........one hell of a head. aroma is yeasts hops, spices and citrus. Flavor is coriander hops malt yeast. Prickly carbonation but a bit thin on taste. Finishes bitter with prickly carbonation. Holy carbonation. Foam foam foam. This beer is not beer its foam. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Tap, Cheeky Monk in Denver. Straw gold with a little chill haze, lots of dense white head. Bright under-ripe fruit esters: green bananas, green plums. Black pepper and cardamom, hay. Brisk earthy bitterness, dazzling green pit fruit, just at that interesting razor edge between tartness and sweet. A little peppery alcohol note in the finish.

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