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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

686 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 686
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 43
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker visit their website
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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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This must be my fourth tripel after I tasted the Karmeliet tripel and concluded that I had to change my views about tripels in general. I went to my friend Geert who just has tripels in his fridge. No escaping.

A: Dark golden color and an incredible thick foamy head.

S: Grains, herbs, honey, peach, pear.

T: LIke the smell. Grains, sticky honey, pear and now cloves is clear in the mix. Some pleasant warming alcohol.

M: Medium carbonation and a medium body. Very dense texture.

D: I wouldn't buy a full box of these, but a few will do. Again a tripel that I like.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 09:17:00 | More by PapaEugene
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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
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