Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.89/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed yellow-orange color with a big and billowy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweeter with a fairly strong orange and lighter lemon smell. Notes of grapefruit citrus are also present mixed with some spice like aromas. Other non fruit/sweet aromas of a bready nature as well as a decent yeasty nature are present as well. All these aromas mix with a bit of a grassy and herbal smell creating a rather grassy Belgian triple like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins on the drier side with some malty and bready tastes as well as a decent amount of a citrus like sweetness with the citrus consisting of mainly orange, but also a bit of sour lemon. Upfront there are some hoppy notes of a more grapefruit nature. The hop begins lighter and grows in strength as the taste advances. Soon after the initial taste a stronger yeasty flavor comes to the tongue. With it comes a spice flavor of coriander and clove. Other hop flavor of a more grassy nature start to take over the lighter grapefruit hop flavors that were present upfront. The sweetness dries out more as the taste moves to the end. The taste ends with a very crisp and dry flavor leaving an almost citrus and yeasty champagne brut flavor with a light hop accent like taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in its creaminess and thickness for a Belgian IPA of its strength with a carbonation level that is possibly a bit above average. Both are nice for drinkability and more citrus flavors of the brew but neither are anything too exceptional for the hoppy flavors of beer. Overall I think they did it right for the style however and overall it is pretty good.
Overall – A pretty decent Belgian IPA that is rather drinkable and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 01:36:37 | More by Darkmagus82
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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.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 01:04:44 | More by superspak
3.88/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2014 19:09:25 | More by thierrynantes
4/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(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
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2014 08:58:28 | More by Bouleboubier
4.31/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
33cl bottle (19/9/2015) into a goblet. Slightly hazy pale golden yellow with one finger white head that left a thin foam after settling down. Smell has malts and hops with a hint of apples. Crisp moderately sweet malty taste with a dry hop aftertaste with a note of grapefruit. Fruitier when colder and more hoppy as it warmed up. Very nicely balanced. Warms the tongue a bit but no apparent alcohol taste. Medium body and high carbonation. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 18:59:11 | More by JTuomi
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.