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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1068   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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wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2008
Een goed gehopte met een opvallende bitterheid dat het Mechels karakter van de Gouden Carolus

leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are bitter citrus with yeast. Some vanilla and cream. Flavours are bitter and hoppy with lots of yeast. Bitter on the finish.

ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2008
Gift from Rickgordon. 75cl corked and caged bottle. Pours out in a hazy pale golden colour with a rich and lasting sticky white foam. Sweet aroma of corn, yellow apples, red apple-skins, orange-peels, white peer and alcohol. Dryish full flavour of oranges, banana, herbs, yeast and wet grass with undertones of salty licorice, lemon-zest, soap and soil. Dryish finish of oranges, grass and crackers. Despite it’s name; this is not a Belgian hop bomb, it’s leaning more to the Duvel territory

diabel (1723) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Bottle Blond, clear body. Slightly off-white, rocky head. Ok lace. Refreshing aroma of flowers, hops, grass: quite nice and complex. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Flavour of hops with some yeast. Well balanced and nice hoppy complexness.

oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Tasted at zythos beer festival. Nice and tastfull. Really hopy beer with good bitterness On draft is it more bitter. Realy nice

fonefan (53004) - 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)

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
ZBF 2008. Pours a gorgeous hazy yellow color with a medium, frothy, white head. Nice aroma of fruity hops with yeast. Good flavor of fruity hops and yeast, not particulary complex, but very flavorfull. The body is full with a creamy texture and medium to lively carbonation. Very good.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle at ZBF 2008. Cloudy orange - white head. Soapy - dry - bitterness. Dry grassy, light body, light yeasty, pepper, light spicy. OK !!

MiP (16083) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bottle at ZBF08. Very dark brown colour. Small , small white head. Quite bitter. Long bitter aftertaste, rather rough. Sweetish and strong alcohol flavour. Some sweet alcohol and hop notes. 7 3 7 3 16

Bottle, 8% at ÅBF08. Wet hop aroma. Pale golden colour. Big white head, bubbly and plasticky. Quite hoppy flavour, bitter and freshly hoppy. Actually gets a bit sour from the hops. 6 3 6 3 15

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
75 cl bottle, thanks to larsniclas and ekstedt. Somewhat hazy golden/apricot color, white head. Fruity, hoppy, yeasty, grassy and spicy aroma. Yeasty, fruity flavor, nice hops, citric notes. Fruity hoppy flavor.

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