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

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RATINGS: 1044   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium goblet. A: Pours a dark, hazy amber color with lots of carbonation. Typical of the style, the head is really nice - its about three fingers high and barely off-white in color. The texture is rather foamy and retention is excellent. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass, as well. S: Quite estery, with a lot of banana, apple, white grape, pear, and coriander notes. I do pick up some noble hops, but their mild presence is a little disappointing. Then again, there IS a reason I got this Gouden Carolus mixed 4-pack at clearance prices... T: Opening hop bitterness makes itself well known right from the start. Hops slowly fade away to reveal plenty of biscuit, bread, apple, honey, and white grape notes on the back end. More subtle flavors of black pepper and coriander are also evident, along with budding hints of citrus as it sits in the glass some more. The solid depth is good, but its real crowning feature is its easy drinking nature. M: Dry, as expected. The hop profile does its job admirably here, and that is to cleanse the finish in order to invite further sips. I wouldnt call it particularly light in texture, though this hardly inhibits drinkability - it certainly doesnt betray the fact this is 8%. O: Damn, this is good stuff. Its exactly what I expected it to be: a rock-solid BSPA with an extra helping of hops. This could have the potential to be amazing fresh.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeorgePratt (39) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Aroma of hops, dough, yeast and earth. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Taste mirrors aroma. WOW.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (158) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
De couleur jaune paille voile avec une mousse blanche abondante et invitante. Nez dagrume et de citron, crale et de caramel avec une touche floral! En bouche, miam, cest bon! Les crales domines, suivi de plusieurs pices. Une touche citronn, mielleuse et caramlis. Les levures sont bien prsente. Une finale longue et savoureuse, huileuse et sche sur un fond de coriandre, de caramel et de crale! Excellente! Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (247) - - JAN 3, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur blonde or, belle mousse, odeur dagrumes et floral, got qui suit le mme chemin avec un petit arrire got dpices, trs bonne

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5257) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle from Pivoteka. Finally! A beer from one of my favorite breweries that Id managed to miss out on for years. Shared with heavy. Murky yellow body with a medium to big white head, thick. Fruity aroma, honey, jam, herbal hoppiness, dust, mint and grainy notes. Complex and pleasant. Dry, herbal, slightly citrusy sweetish herbal hoppy taste, notes of mint, slightly dusty. Very well hidden alcohol. A superb classic hop-driven Belgian blonde, without flaws and quite enjoyable. Exactly what I expected!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (57) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours very hazy gold with dense pile of foam. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is sweet with a hoppy bitter finish. Notes of light malt, lemon, bready yeast, spiciness, and loads of grassy hops. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Very Belgian, very hoppy. I think this might be a Belgian IPA. It doesnt represent the best of either, but it does offer an unusual take on both.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
basjansen14 (87) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
Geel/goude kleur. Het bier heeft meer weg van een Belgian Strong Golden Ale dan een IPA. Een wat zurig aroma, met wat bloemige hop. Smaak is licht zurig met wat kruidigheid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oleg85 (170) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2016
С этого пива началос& моё знакомс& с бельгий& ИПА. Всё прекрас& кроме бешеног& бельгий& карбо.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (680) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2016
2016/11/21 - Pours a hazy, pale gold colour with a foamy, white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is doughy yeast, orange, banana, clove, spices and grassy, lighty herbal hops. Taste follows nose; spicy/grassy/herbal hops, doughy yeast, orange, clove and some residual sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with sharp carbonation and a long, dry, slightly herbal finish. Crisp and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnarktor (66) - FRANCE - NOV 17, 2016
Aroma: cereal, herbs, dough-like yeast, spice; Appearance: golden, hazy, white foam ; Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness ; full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish. Overall a very good and quite complex modern belgian beer, by a very good traditional brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2016
330ml bottle from LCBO. 8.0% alc./vol. Pours an opaque gold colour with one finger of lasting white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Aromas of hops, citrus, bananas, and a whiff of grapefruit. Taste matches the aroma with a dry and hoppy finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily on the palate. Excellent tripel.


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