Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker
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Reviews by nycwinter:
4.78/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a gold rimmed chalice at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA
A= Cloudy gold with minimal head.
S= Bouquet of floral and fruity hops. I didn't take notes on the details, but the overall smells and tastes are still with me.
T= Very fresh flowers with sweet honey and fruit. I couldn't pin point the details, but this was the most exceptional tasting tripel I have had lately. Complemented my almost raw beef cuisine.
M= Medium-light, alcohol was present but not solventy, dry in the aftertaste.
D= Very complimentary with a good meal, or as a sipper at a warmer temp.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2009 04:54:21 | More by nycwinter
More User Reviews:
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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