Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.31/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz(330 ml) brown Het Anker Belgian style bottle with the usual greatness of a Het Anker Gouden Carolus label. Really classy and something always catches my eye. This was poured as always into a Het Anker/Gouden Carolus goblet.
A - straw yellowish golden with small hints of light orange. Head pours a fluffy white that takes a few moments to settle into its lovely clumpy ring of lace. There is some stick, but it just clumps back into its brilliant pillowy head.
S - very fruity aroma with some spice. Banana, soft orange with some citrusy notes. The display of yeast in the aroma is off the charts. Absolutely excellent aroma. Sweet, fruity, and spicy. The notes in this nose leave me mouth watering every single time.
T - a nice shot of banana with lighter notes of orange and very faint green apple. I'm very impressed with the banana character. Spicy Belgian funk from a yeast strain that's both spicy and sweet. A nice bready malt. Coriander, clove, and pepper are notes that's also detectable. Some fruity alcohol esters in the finish.
M - not quite full. More of a bigger medium body with great Tripel style texture. Really a lot going on and the feel for me is spot on for the style. There is some alcohol present but don't let it fool you, it's unbelievably drinkable for its size. Nice warming and coating with this Belgian Tripel.
O - my all time favorite Tripel. Period. I've had a lot of good ones, but nothing puts on an overall display like Het Anker's Gouden Carolus Tripel does each time I enjoy it. It's actually shocking how this brew brings excitement with every experience. It just keeps throwing unprecedented qualities at me each time. This is a Tripel I can have any time of year and know I just bought an enjoyable Belgian ale every time I buy it. This thing is brilliant and hands down one of the best in its style. Highly recommended and something ill always enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2013 00:07:41 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A solid traditional Tripel. Pours a hazy golden color from a 330cl bottle into my Chimay goblet. Big bubbly head with better than average retention and filmy lacing down the glass. A good looking beer.
Very nice aroma: apples and pears, Belgian yeast, and some spiciness (mostly black pepper)
Taste is more of the same with some Orange zest thrown in. Very good taste.
Mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Like most good Tripels, no hint of alcohol. The spiciness is most welcome on the tongue.
This is an outstanding example of a Tripel, hits all the bases.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 02:07:18 | More by JayQue
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy butterscotch yellow that glows nicely with light behind it with a huge white head that rockily settles from 3+ fingers to 1-2. Excellent retention; very thorough and even lacing. Beautiful.
White wine, yeasty esters, butterscotch, flowers. Very much a tripel.
Floral and candi sugar tastes up front with more earthy and yeasty flavors coming in at the finish. Rose water, lemon rind, white pepper, apple skin with hop aromatics at the end to dry it all out.
Very refreshing and less boozy than one would think (although there is a touch of alcohol in the finish). Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, velvety head. Quite pleasing in all aspects.
Very good tripel.
This is a quite enjoyable drink that hides its alcohol better than tripels sometimes do and is very refreshing.
Beautiful to look at, it has a classic Belgian nose and tastes very fresh and slightly tart with a quick finish. The palate is exquisite and it is all-in-all a fine beer.
Would have again; worth trying if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2014 01:45:11 | More by TheDoctor
Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
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