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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

667 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | 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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jph424

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4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a 1 finger white head with solid retention all the way through.

I smell banana, pepper, and some faint citrus.

Taste is exceptional. Light peppery belgian yeast, banana, very balanced and flavorful. Nice gentle hop flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Medium carbonated with plenty of body.

This is an especially drinkable tripel! Very balanced and flavorful. I highly recommend giving this one a try.

My Tripel Ratings:
1. St Bernardus
2. Gouden Carolus
3. Westmalle

Brouwerij Het Anker creates masterful beers. Definitely one of my favorite Belgian brewers.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 19:36:16 | More by jph424
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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.