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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paddez on 04-09-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Chris_S, Sunday at 03:35 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

sammyg832, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

emincems, Sep 11, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Date on bottle 10/05/12.

A- Hazy bronze in color. Some white highlight. Towering cloud of white foam. Beautiful rings and lines of lacing. A really awesome looking beer.

S- Heavy caramel. Very mild earthy hop. Faint, dark fruit.

T- Light caramel flavor. Toasty malt. A bit like fruitcake. Faint earth and pine.

M- Very carbonated. Lost some beer on the pour, it was coming out so fast. Body is medium, smooth, slightly spicy. Finish is just a bit dry. Definitely doesn't drink like an 8%.

O- I think the hops have faded on this one, but it really had a lot of depth and character. Tastes more like a Belgian Pale. I'd like to try it again fresh.

BWED, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Erwin_Sakkers, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

benfons, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

illiniipa, Aug 21, 2014
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frontalot, Aug 16, 2014
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gutbuster, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

shigg85, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

groleau, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

MojoIRL, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

NightINgale, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

superspak, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

poskok, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kanewai, May 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

irshprncsk, May 11, 2014
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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.