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Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Abbey Tripel
Mechelen, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In spite of modern brewing technology, this beer is brewed according to ancient traditions. It unites, now as in the past, the best products of our soil: rich barley and fine hops.. Its refined character, with a pure and rich taste, will captivate you. It is matured at length in cellar and bottle, and is guaranteed to be brewed only from pale malts. It is traditionally top-fermented and is 100% pure. The Gouden Carolus Triple has a unique colour and a full flavour due to its well-balanced hopping. To properly savour the Golden Carolus Triple, pour slowly in one movement leaving the yeast deposit in the bottle. This beer may be served cool but not chilled: 7-8C is recommended. In 2002 this beer won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup, San Diego, USA in the Triple category.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (836) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 22, 2016
Look: orange, hazy, not very stable white head. Aroma: fruity, slighlty sweet and rotten, light spicy notes. Taste: light sweetness, light astringency, very light spicy bitterness. Flavour: rotten apricotes, ground black pepper, corieander, light yeasty notes. Finish is slightly astringent with light candy sweetness. I prefer other kind of tripel, that is more dry and spicy. However this is a good belgian strong beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blastomorpha (93) - - DEC 18, 2016
Hazy orange with a white head. Immediatly after pouring theres a strong aroma of orange peel and spices floating in the air. Tastes like a standard triple, sweet but not too much, and I can feel a little of alchool in the the troat. A bit boring honestly, better stick to the Classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngunity (157) - - DEC 17, 2016
From bottle. Pours a cloudy straw with medium head and good retention. Aroma is sweet and perfumed in a good way. Drinks as the aroma, with nice sweetness and a bit of perfume a hint of bitterness and a little gassy. Very interesting and complex beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjeerd (438) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
Remains a classical divine beer. Brilliant, but I will not drive half an hour to get such a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (487) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2016 Zeer lekkere tripel, met een volle en hartige smaak. Hop en mout, graan. Pittig bier. Geslaagd.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zilb (236) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - DEC 2, 2016
Bue 1 an et 5 mois avant DLC. Bire blonde, pas de carbo, fin col de mousse tenue exceptionnelle. Armes exceptionnels de fruits jaunes : poire, banane, pche...? Final sur le fruit, le sucre un peu pice. Trs belle rondeur. Enorme bire ! Peut tre ma bire prfre ?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (894) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours somewhat cloudy golden with nice thick white head. Aroma is malt, candy, herbs. Taste is sweet and bitter with malt, herbal hops, yeast, alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aukedebier (21) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bought from drankdozijn in a 750ml bottle. Appearance: Nice golden, slightly fuzzy beer with a nice white head. Smell: fruity, malty and herbal. Taste: fruity, alcohol and spices with mild hops at the end. Rather complex palate. Almost too complex. Should drink it like wine. Very interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (812) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 8, 2016
Malt/aroma combination reminds honey notes. Not as complex as I used to expect from tripels, rather decent, not much notes from coriander. One time try. I think the yeast used is ... too simple kind. Almost no fruity esters in aroma.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
330ml bottle from LCBO. 9.0% alc./vol. Pours an opaque deep gold colour with two finger of lasting head. Aromas of banana esters from the yeast, light citrus notes of grapefruit and oranges, and moderate spice notes of coriander. Taste of bananas, citrus, apples, with notes of black pepper. Creamy mouthfeel. Reminds me of Tripel Karmeliet. Excellent, I love it.


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