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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1050   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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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, - JUL 20, 2008
Like a champagne beer, its imposible to open or pour without the foam spilling over. Very smooth and silky carbonation though, Flavors are citrusy and lightly hoppy. The aroma is bandaid and soap. The finish however is bready and earthy with a typical Carolus Green apple hint to it. Alcohol not noticeable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4679) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle at The Capital. Hazy orange amber, good head. Light lemon hop aroma. Grain yeasty lemon flavour. Light spicy pine aftertaste. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (900) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Beautiful, golden beer with good, long lasting white head. Aroma has herbs and spices, sour, belgium yeast, citrus. Taste has malts, yeast, citrus, flowers and yeast. Dry and spicy end. Simple beer, which lacks something special. Still quite ok.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
Cloudy blonde with creamy white head. Nose not all that hoppy, but really in this hop bomb world... Mild malt nose, some resin, A little citrus. The beer is still full of good Belgian yeastiness, nice malts, the hops are not overwhelming. Resin and again a little citrus, with a lingering bitterness. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (1545) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2017
Aus der Flasche in Mechelen getrunken. Trbes Gold mit stabiler Schaumdecke im Glas. Die Kalthopfung macht ein perfektes Bier aus dem ursprnglichen Dubbel. Lang anhaltende leichte Bitterkeit im Abgang. Eher ungewhnlich fr Belgien.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2940) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. BB Date Jul 2011; Drank Jul 2011. Golden Yellow in colour. Thick and lasting head and lacing; good carbonation. Aroma of yeast, fruit and hops. Yeasty; lots of grainy floaties and sediment. Very Fruity; orange citrus and peaches. Spicy, peppery. Malty; sweet malts, some candy sugar. Hoppy; grassy and resinous hops. Sweet fruity and spicy throughout leading to a dry mildly bitter aftertaste. Lovely Beer! (2011-07-03)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (447) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Sour herbal nose, alcoholic middlepart, grassy. Grassy herbal finish...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeorgePratt (65) - 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 (175) - 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 (263) - - 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 (5354) - 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!


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