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

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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.9
pivnizub (10910) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle: Cloudy, golden, some floaties visible, stable creamy white head; distinctive herbal and bitter hops in the aroma, supported by a sweetish malty-fruity background; very solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, relatively soft; increasing tartness in the solid hoppy finish, balanced by a subtlr fruitiness. The hops stick to the palate, even when the bottle is empty.........

3.6
anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity yeasty fresh hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy yeasty flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with some hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

3.9
jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Cloudy yellow pour with an enormous bubbly white head that hangs around forever. Aromas of pale malts, crisp piney hops, and lemony citrus. Mainly hops on the tongue, which was unexpected yet thoroughly enjoyed. Great carbonation. Very lively with just enough hoppy bitterness.

3.7
gunnfryd (15506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle. golden- orange colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat, hop, spices. Flavour is sweet, citrus, wheat, hop, spices, cornFull bodied nice beer.

3.3
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
This one poured a cloudy dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma was sweet malts and bittering hops as well. Flavor was much like the classic except the extra hops block out the sweet malty finish.

2.9
kassner (1722) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Great Head that fades slowely, great lacing, cloudy blond color, but not much distinstion for flavor as hops go. As a strong ale it is OK for its alcoholcontribution, sweet, but weak on fruits. As a hopped Belgian there are better versions. Distinctive but not the best use of hops.

3.8
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2009
fantastic hop aroma - all the perfumey herbal flowery stuff I like, mixed with nice fresh doughy belgian yeast and bit of banana. 5 for appearance cause the head is colossal and leaves great ice floes as it subsides. in the mouth a bit disappointing - dry to the point of emptiness, with phenols peppery (good) but also a bit burn ointmenty ( bad): surprisingly not much bitterness. banana.

4
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle courtesy of SoLan. Good aroma of coriander. Hazy yellow body with excellent sheetings of lacing. Zesty soapy lemon flavor with some wheat and mild bitterness. Good beer. A BSA I actually really enjoyed!

3.5
hallinghansen (3474) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle. Hazy light orange body, with a huge white head. Aroma is yeast and alcohol. Flavor is fruit, spices, yeast and alcohol. The flavor is way better than the aroma.

4.7
barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
330 ml bottle from a KW group private order. this is orval without the brett. pils malt, lotsa hops. super dry, very complex. orval without brett, almost perfect.


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