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

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RATINGS: 1059   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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3.7
rlgk (18844) - 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.

3
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
At a Göteborg gathering
(75 cl bottle)
On March 14, 2008
BB 12/02/11
Shady orange color, creamy white head. Sweet fresh scent, but still rather subtle. Also spicy and alcohol. Spicy, sweet, phenolic taste, also medicinal. Spritzy mouthfeel. Band-aid and smok aftertaste.

3.6
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
0,7l Bottle: Hazy golden colour, with a flat head. Aroma of fruits, yeast,hops,and a malty/flowery nose. Flavor is nice flowery,citrus/malty ending. Nice medium body, and a medium citric/flowery finish.

3.7
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
2008-03-01. Golden yellow body with a fading white head. Average palate. Fruity hoppy aroma, fruit tropical fruit like lychee. (7+) Pleasant fruity flavour, hops, underlying malt. (7+)
Bottle at Zythos Festival, St. Niklaas 7+/3/7+/3/15-16

3.6
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 ZBF2008: From bottle, 8.5%. Pours clear and pale yellow with a collapsing white head. Light spiced and orange fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet and subdued citric with a light hops flavour. Slowly growing towards the finish. Light spice note intermixing and with a smooth/mellow yeast note.6-3-7-4-14=3.4

Århus2008. 75 cL bottle, re-rate as this beer for a periode had two entries, 8%. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Yeasty and mild spiced aroma. Flavour is solid spiced yet not overly so. Yeasty phenol flavour following. Dry and mild hoppy to bitter into the finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

3.5
larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2008
Sampled at ZBF 2008. Deep golden. white ehad. Yeasty, fruity and hoppy aroma. Pretty smoot mouthfeel. Warming alco-feel. Yeasty and hoppy flavour aswell. Dry bitterness.

3.9
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Zythos.
Standard golden colour with a good white head (while it lasted). Signature Het Anker aroma with the usual cake, yeast and spice plus some lovely hoppage. Similar flavour with a pleasing delicate sweetness as you would expect from this brewer and a gorgeous grassy and bitter finish. Spot on.

3.8
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
ZBF 2008 on the Saturday This was my first beer of ZBF 2008 and turned out to be one of my favourites. Starts off with a great hoppy up frontness to it some sweetness rushes through and also some yeast and creamy vanilla start to show, mmmhh.. I like this. But its the hops that draw me in again and whilst nowher near as hoppy as a Hommelbier for instance, its bloody good and another impressive player in the Het Anker team.

3.2
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle at ZBF 2008. Clear yellow coloured with a white ehad. Fruity aroma of vanilla and candies. Fruity flavour of vanilla, candies, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
From a 75 cl bottle at Zythos beer festival 2008. Hazy golden, medium white head. Butterscotch, floral hops with some grapefruit, and some earthy yeast notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry and quite bitter, long finish.


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