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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1390   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle shared by aubreya at Milltown in honor of Ethan’s 21st bday. Congrats, bro! I didn’t take any notes on this one, but it was very nice indeed. Solid tripel with alcohol well hidden. I kind of wish I would have taken notes. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jarrid (20) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2008
My store recently received this beer not too long ago. I was told by the employee that this was his favorite of the brand that they currently had in stock, so I went ahead and bought a four-pack. This is some amazing beer. The appearance is wonderful. I had a taste of it very cold, and it was great, but I think when it warmed up a little bit, it hit the spot just right. Overall, this is probably one of the best beers I have been able to try in my location.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 95, Abbey Tripel, Trappist, tulip ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 11.2 fl oz. estimated at 200 C Purchased at: Canals Lawrenceville, NJ for $3.50 ($13.99 Belgian sampler) Aroma: inviting, banana, fruit, sweet. 9 out of 10. Visuals: gusher, hazy, golden, beautiful, sunrise, thin, white head, nice lacing. 5 out of 5. Taste: banana, some bitterness, dark, chemical. 8 out of 10. Palate: biting, drying, sandy, woody, long finish. 4 out of 5. Overall: Unique. Seems commercial for a Belgian offering, but not bad. Its good, but I wouldnt travel for it. okay craft. 17 out of 20.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Golden straw. Voluminous white head smatters intricate lacework all over the glass. Lovely aromas of pineapple, pear, honeydew, lime peels, airy phenols, peppery hops, and candy sugar intermingle with hints of licorice, bubblegum, and sweet vanilla-cake maltiness. Quite vibrant and complex. Firm effervescence tickles the palate. Succulent yet dry with an explosion of fresh oranges and pineapple combined with a savory tandem of herbal and floral hops. Malts are clean and pillowy, and the combination of puttylike yeast and tropical fruit esters adds to the soft feel and uplifting nature despite the high alcohol. Hops continue to contribute their zesty sparkle while evoking thoughts of aniseed and lime peels as they tease the tongue with a pleasantly tight and refined bitterness. Rich wafery malts bolster the bodys core with a well-textured softness which echoes the faint candy sugar remnants. Zingy alcohol complements the peppery hops and neutralizes some of the sweetness before warming the gullet. Bright tangerine is sandwiched between the zippy dryness and sugary malts at the finish, before a seamless transition to feisty lingering snippets of coriander, snappy phenols, and herbal hops. This has always been a solid beer, but I especially like this particular bottling with all its cohesiveness and interesting yeast- and high-fermentation-derived nuance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6790) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
On tap. Hazy golden colour, thick creamy white head. Aroma of sour fruits, malts, yeast, sugar. Flavour is dense, sweet, malty, some yeast, very fruity. Sweet-sour finish with a hint of alcohol bitterness. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2008
Golden colour, huge white head. Aroma has citrus and some spices. Flavour is fruity and malty. Medium bodied. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On tap at Sharp Edge. Pours a hazy honey orange color with a thick frothy head that left some really nice lacing. The aroma was yeasty with some peaches, citrus, and a lot of overall fruitiness. The flavor was very fruity too. Some cooking bread alcohol flavors with mangoes, ginger, and candy. A very sweet tripel. Not much bitterness or hop character at all. A medium body with a kind of milky texture. Decent, but not my favorite tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2008
750 ml bottle, lightly chilled served in a chalice glass. Snow white, rocky and thick head that had plenty of ability to cling to the class. Clear, light golden hue with high carbonation - lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma reminds me of spicy, clovey, sweet and earthy tones, light hoppiness. Smooth but sharpness on the cheeks from the high carbo - warming and light, mildly bitter finish. Not my favorite but a very nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. A surprise mini-gusher right out of the fridge. Lost a bit before hitting the glass. Clearish bronze straw with a huge, whipped white head that leaves copious speckles and swirls. Nose is yeast, dough, lemon-pepper and roses. Medium light, oily, with soft carb. Taste is lemon peel, honey, green olive and ginger with a dry, bready finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FortyFirkins (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bomber. Poured light golden with a massive white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of apples and oranges with a clove spice punch. Tasted was spicier than expected, with a spot of bitterness quickly masked in the sweet finish. Not at the top of my list of Tripples, but definitely a beer that grew on me with the second pour.


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