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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

676 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 43
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden Carolus Triple was served from a small bottle into a tulip glass, where it sat as a muddied, orangish golden-yellow nectar that was topped with a fine, blanketing white head that left sheet lacing. The nose offered orange-tinged malts that held interesting earthy-mushroomy notes and well-developed spices...zesty bitter orange peel and coriander. The taste reflected the nose, with tasty orange zest-tinged malts and subtler melded spices such as coriander and anise. The orange then takes on a mandarin flavor in the somehow refreshing, spicy-hop bittered finish with lingering spicy anise and coriander. The alcohol blends in very well with the hoppiness The body was excellently composed. This was one of the most drinkable triples I have ever experienced...skillfully balanced, not too huge, but still satisfying. Recommended for an introduction to the style, or even to Belgian beers as a whole.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 04:16:39 | More by HiroProtagonist
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled either...March 8th or August 3rd 2013. I suspect it is the latter since Europe uses Day-Month-Year.

A nice popped when the cork came off, it pours, straight from the fridge, a 3/4 foam to 1/4 liquid mix. I can now see a hazy light golden brew that certainly leaves some nice lacing behind.

A big yeasty aroma I get followed by some cloves, some banana, and a nice touch of some hoppy bitterness but, not too much, mind you.

The taste is lovely. I get more banana and clove with some hints of bubblegum in the taste and the hoppy bitterness is in the taste too and I like it! There's some other spice here that reminds me of cinnamon, or is it nutmeg? How aboot both so I'm covered..

Medium and smooth bodied, medium carbonation, smooth as silk this is with pretty much no presence from the hefty abv.

Yep, this one heck of a good Tripel in my book. Pardon me while I sip the rest of the bottle away.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:02:24 | More by Bitterbill
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BrunoPettipas

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-22-2014 00:17:32 | More by BrunoPettipas
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-21-2014 18:16:27 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Wouter69

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-21-2014 11:14:53 | More by Wouter69
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Kuromaru

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-20-2014 22:20:55 | More by Kuromaru
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KrittyKratz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-19-2014 14:38:48 | More by KrittyKratz
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-19-2014 12:59:10 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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snowmg

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-14-2014 23:55:44 | More by snowmg
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Jayamefu

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-13-2014 21:47:35 | More by Jayamefu
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elamb106

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-08-2014 13:34:50 | More by elamb106
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Photchkiss

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-07-2014 04:14:56 | More by Photchkiss
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-07-2014 03:28:59 | More by KAF
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okspry

Indiana

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-07-2014 00:15:43 | More by okspry
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 17:58:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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TheStig

Virginia

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!)

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 04:43:28 | More by TheStig
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mille_K

Czech Republic

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-25-2014 22:28:45 | More by mille_K
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derryd

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-23-2014 23:14:38 | More by derryd
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EMcClure

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-19-2014 02:17:43 | More by EMcClure
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-19-2014 02:12:05 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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MeadowsMan7685

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-18-2014 00:14:35 | More by MeadowsMan7685
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-14-2014 13:27:13 | More by kingjohnh
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-09-2014 01:22:19 | More by ScottWestmaas
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seedyone

New York

3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nice honey colored liquid with barely any head. Delicate lacing and deceptively sweet for something with an ABV of 9%. Not much on the nose & even less on the back end. Where do they hide the alcohol? Nicely done, but probably good for just the one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 22:06:22 | More by seedyone
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-26-2014 13:17:10 | More by Noelito76
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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
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