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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up at ABS drinks Winksele. It seems to be a new brew from 'Brouwerij Het Anker'.

A: A blond brew that was a bit more transparent than I expected. A medium pour produced a ton of foam. The huge head does grow smaller after a while but a a large fluffy cloud persistantly remained.

S: Straighforward and unpretentious: hops & malts with a trace of alcohol and citrus fruits.

T: The taste finally revealed what this beer really is: a Duvel-clone. A short kick of citrus fruits, herbs & malts that is swept away by a long bitter hoppy finish.

M&D: Medium bodied, the beer has a vivid carbonation. Like Duvel, the drinkability is in my opinion somewhat hampered by the beer's bitter character and headiness.

Conclusion: a rather unpretentious Strong Pale Ale. It has a lot in common with Duvel which can hardly be coincidental. Definitely not a bad brew though not quite as original & unique as most other offerings from this brewer. Give this a try if you come across it, but -with Duvel being so readily available everywhere- don't bother to go searching for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 21:48:14 | More by Paddez
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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
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