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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

520 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 520
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
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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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a murky straw yellow with a fairly loose, bubbly head. Massive amount of lacing once the head had subsided.

Smell: Quite earthy and hoppy - not a lot else was discernable. Certainly not unpleasant.

Taste: This is where it gets interesting - although the beer smells rather hoppy, the initial taste is definitely more malty with a hint of resin. There are hints of boozy alcohol there, but malts and resins are well forward.

Feel: Quite a spicy mouthfeel with an almost spiritous aftertaste. For something that's 8% ABV this is quite dangerously drinkable. Despite the ludicrous amount of head on pouring, the carbonation diminished fairly quickly leaving a pleasant fizziness.

Overall: My first encounter with the Belgian IPA style and I suspect that it won't be my last. Not as insanely hoppy as American IPAs but then again this certainly doesn't drink like an 8% beer. As I type this, the current BA score is 91 (outstanding) and I'm finding little to disagree with - definitely worth seeking out.

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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.

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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
91 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.