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


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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.. It’s 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: 7-8°C 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppedLuc (9) - - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour, with a nice big head with excellent duration.Hazy orange with big off-white head. Aroma is fruity: prunes and grapefruit. Flavor has raisins, malt, prune. Full-bodied, but quite gassy beer and hides ABV well.

PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle. Mostly clear golden yellow color. Aroma's: sweetish, coriander, a bit alcohol. Retronasal it's sweetish, fruity, coriander. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Mild bitter finish. Too heavy on the coriander.

Beerberella (4) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2017 does not count
Strong aroma full of orange, lime and coriander. Surprisingly refreshing, almost a summery! Full bold taste without twists or turns. Strong character. Good beer, if it's your cup T(riple)

Gaelic (199) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2017
Big white head. Citrus, bananas, orange combined with soft bitters. Perfect triple.

miloszd (61) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2017
bread, hay, floral, grass, alcohol, mirabelle, cognac style, woody, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, abrupt finish,

alex_leit (5155) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy, honey-yellow color, abundant white foam. Aroma: pear, malt, lollipops, corn, sweet, spicy, slightly coriander. Taste: malt, coriander, light spice, pear, apple, white sherry, sweet.

julesxxl (65) - Cholet, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2017
(trop moussue, amertume qui s’efface progressivement, douce, exotique, fruitée, florale)

jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle from Cafe Bruxelles, Leicester. Golden and almost clear with a big foamy white head. Banana and candy sugar yeast in the aroma.Sweet yeasty taste with just a touch of metallic flavour nearing the finish.body is slight thin although this is buoyed up by heavy carbonation. Sweet spice, sourdough, lemon drops, banana and some soap in the aftertaste. A nice Tripel but not my favourite.

Subliminal64 (222) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
Where Purchased: 330ml bottle from a mixer pack at the LCBO Consumed: from a chalice provided in the mixer pack Aroma: Smells sweet, slight malt and a little booze. Appearance : unfiltered medium gold with thick head that disperses to a nice layer of head that lasts to the last drop. Excellent sticky lacing. Taste: sweet, malty with just a hint of hops. Booze almost non existent. Palate : medium body. Sweet aftertaste. Good carbonation. Overall: Its hard to mess up a Tripel, but man this one delivered. One of the best examples I've had. You would never know it was 9% ABV. BUY IT. I was glad to try and will buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

kepano (281) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Cloudy gold hue. Wonderful fluffy white head. An unctuous smell — whoa — I forgot how good this is. Rich, complex, yet delicate. The classic elements of a Belgian triple are there: clove, banana, bubble gum, but none truly stand out, they are perfectly married together under a shower of flower petals. Rose and lilac bring a unique floral aroma that brightens the heavier caramel undertones.. Super fluffy on the palate, it starts with a burst of juicy nectar, mango, passion fruit, orange zest and coriander. Grainy malts fill in the texture and cover the 9% ABV. Ends on a spicy dry note, with light hops that linger until the next sip. Fantastic.

chromeotaphor (175) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017
Forse schuimkraag wolkig en bubbelig, met redellijke carbonatie. Bitter zoet honing achtig aroma. Pittig kruidig maar toch zacht in de afdronk en complexiteit. Aanradar deze tripel!

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