Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker
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3.75/5 rDev -7.2%
Clear dark blond colour, a lot of carbonation rising up, big dense head, a lot of lacing.
In the nose there are some grains, some hops, some yeast, some fruit, orange peel, peach, hint of banana.
Tastes of grain, granny smith, grapes, slight hoppy finish.
Nice carbonation, dry finish.
Overall a nicely balanced beer. Fruitiness topped off with a hoppy finish. Not the best beer, but a solid one.
08-26-2014 19:44:01 | More by benfons
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/21/2013. Pours slightly cloudy golden orange color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, clove, black, pepper, floral, grass, herbal, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hops, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, honey, biscuit, black pepper, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, honey, biscuit, clove, black pepper, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great sweetness/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Belgian IPA style. All around great complexity and balance of yeast, hops, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
06-02-2014 01:04:44 | More by superspak
3.88/5 rDev -4%
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie tasted in 2014.
Appearance : golden colour with white foamy head.
Smell : yeasty and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : yeasty spiced and holy flavors, with dry fruity finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong Ale.
04-28-2014 19:09:25 | More by thierrynantes
4/5 rDev -1%
(served in a goblet, over and over)
A: yellow-gold color, quite cloudy (as in containing wheat?)... long-lasting cap of foam, leaving some fabulous lace
S: lemon peel, lightly-toasted corn bread... flowery noble hops... overall Belgian blond or saison-like spicy aromatics
T: assertive, green-tea-like, tannic hop bitterness - leafy, tobacco-y... light banana tones with a lightly honey-sweet malt finish... light-moderate phenolic spiciness, alcohol well hidden... seems like a showcase for yeast proofing and spring lawn
M: smooth, frothy, round, medium body... mellow (spicy) warmth in the afterglow... one of the more foamy feels in a Belgian IPA - perhaps most similar to a Wit or Hefeweizen
O: had this a few times in the past week... stands out... the biting, leafy bitterness has me coming back again and again
04-27-2014 08:58:28 | More by Bouleboubier
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.