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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marc77 on 08-12-2002)
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Slightly hazy, somewhere in between deep golden and orange. Huge and also dense white head that shows great retention throughout the whole tasting. Not as much lacing as you would expect from such a head but still enough to be satisfied with

S- Musty/earthy yeast is dominant. Some delicate fruity (citrus, apple) and sugary notes on the back of things, also a slight warming touch from the alcohol. Overall obviously on the sweet side

T- Not as earthy as the smell suggested, but much more bright instead. Caramel malts, with strong candy-like notes from the sugar, very sweet but still far from cloying. nice support from the esters, on the back but still vividly present with a warming spicy feel. Then some fruity notes as the smell suggested (again apple, slight citrus, pear maybe). Very nice and perfectly amalgamated

M- Very soft, full-bodied mouthfeel on both tongue and palate. Carbonation is still quite vivid, adding a touch of lively/prickly feel to the mouthfeel. Just dry enough in the aftertaste to make you longing for another sip

O- A classic tripel that stays totally true to the style, and a great one at that. I would ask no more. Very nice balance and drinkability given the 9%ABV

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 16:14:20 | More by Cozzatoad
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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

of all the belgian made authentic triples from the motherland there, this may be my favorite. its so decadent yet drinkable, and really bright in feel, just wonderful. blonde and hazy, radiant though and glowing brightly, huge white head rises well above the rim of my glass. the nose on this is awesome, all yeasty, warm temperature belgian esters of sweet raisin, vanilla, and dried grass, its a neat complexion over the blonde barley base. the flavor is similarly propelled by the yeast, sweet for a minute, but drying out beautifully in the finish. dynamic and layered, so creamy in feel, rich, but i keep drinking it faster than i should for a 9% abv beer, it just goes down too easy. love all the carbonation, and the way it lingers with just a hint of candy sugar in the finish. i don't get a ton of grain nuance in this one, but its simplicity lets the yeast just rock out. distinct and delicious, can't say enough about this one, a perfect classic example of the belgian tripel style.

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, hazy gold, with a surprisingly aggressive head. There is no explosive quality to popping the cap, which makes the foam that much more shocking. The head is annoyingly persistent, because if you're not careful, the head will fill up the rest of the glass before you've poured it all.

A gentle, crisp scent, but nothing terribly notable.

Healthy carbonation, on par with a Mountain Dew. Lingering fizz. Grapefruit, grapes, underlying hops that are more tart than bitter. Fruit and bitter notes balance very well.

Absolutely no booze or alcohol burn. This is 9% ABV? No way! Aggressive in the glass, energetic when it hits the tongue with a smooth and velvety finish. No sticky, mouth-smacking aftertaste.

Very tasty, but be careful pouring it. And try and keep the yeast dregs out of your glass (blegh!)

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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
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