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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1051   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 ZBF2008: From bottle, 8.5%. Pours clear and pale yellow with a collapsing white head. Light spiced and orange fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet and subdued citric with a light hops flavour. Slowly growing towards the finish. Light spice note intermixing and with a smooth/mellow yeast note.6-3-7-4-14=3.4

rhus2008. 75 cL bottle, re-rate as this beer for a periode had two entries, 8%. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Yeasty and mild spiced aroma. Flavour is solid spiced yet not overly so. Yeasty phenol flavour following. Dry and mild hoppy to bitter into the finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36408) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a bit of sediment floating around under a nice off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of yeast and fruits, as well as medium notes of dusty hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, peaches, dusty hops, alcohol, and yeast, leading to a dry yeasty and fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle at ZBF 2008. Clear yellow coloured with a white ehad. Fruity aroma of vanilla and candies. Fruity flavour of vanilla, candies, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2008
Bottled (thanks sayravai!). Golden colour, mediumsized white fluffy/foamy head. Aroma is acidic fruits, some sweet grass, yeast and fudge. Flavour is grass, hops, some yeast, spices and herbs along with rather acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25552) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a very hazy golden with floating impurities and a tall, frothy shaving foam-style lacing head. Aroma of yeast and fruit - very Belgian - and add to that quite some hoppiness. Quite full-bodied with sweetish malt and fruit and a fairly dry and bitter hop finish. 050908

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2008
Bottled. Clear golden with fair sized airy head. Rich grassy resiny hop aroma. Sweet with medium-full body, dense mouthfeel. Fruity with some warming alcohol and almondy yeast. Resiny bitter finish. Good and with lots of taste, but more powerful than elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
22nd March 2010
Cloudy gold beer. Huge frothy blooming head that keeps rising and spilling! Dry malt nose with wheaty fruits. Dry palate. Sweetish Saison like malts with some creaminess to it. Undertone of a little citrus. A little too dry and bitter for my tastes but one of the more drinkable beers from one of my least favourite brewers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
On tap at the Kulminator, and bottled at Granville Moores. A well-hopped, bitter and refreshing beer with faint hints of citrus. Nice one. Better on tap.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2010 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle at Den Stillen Genieter. Fairly hoppy, decent enough blonde beer, refreshing and easy to drink.

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