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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus TripelGouden Carolus Tripel

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

668 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 668
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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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-19-2014 12:06:16 | More by Amanspearfishing
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-10-2014 20:13:14 | More by ColForbinBC
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-09-2014 01:37:42 | More by KeeganRohovich
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.2%

05-03-2014 16:25:10 | More by amalburg
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erjbeer

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-30-2014 00:18:50 | More by erjbeer
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-25-2014 17:52:31 | More by atrocity
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irshprncsk

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-24-2014 19:07:26 | More by irshprncsk
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FLima

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy amber color with a two finger head with average retention.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of peaches, mint, fresh oranges, lemon, spices and apples.
Likewise, flavor of peaches, orange-lemon citrusy, herbal hops, green apples, dry fruits, candied sugar, coriander, Belgian yeast, a bit of banana, over ripped pineapples and cloves. Dry aftertaste and mildly acid.
Deceivingly light body with an effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 9% abv is incredibly well hidden, amazing.
This is definitely one of the best Tripels I had. Although faithful to style, it has a character of its own and an elegant and complex taste. Thankfully, not a sugar bomb as other Belgian beers. Highly recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:38:54 | More by FLima
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frlrv1020

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-18-2014 23:09:40 | More by frlrv1020
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-16-2014 02:56:54 | More by afsdan
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Roguer

Connecticut

2.41/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a fizzy head which almost immediately disappears. Brew is a dark orange/copper color, very dark for a Tripel.

Aroma is boozy, and reeks of vanilla and oak, almost a bourbon-like quality to it. Burnt caramel, Belgian yeast, a bit of diacetyl, and a medicinal quality. Slightly tart.

Taste follows the nose, with a bunch of different tastes competing. Finishes with a huge diacetyl bomb, like drinking a Werther's Original. There's an initial hint of what you expect from a Tripel, but it's quickly washed away.

Mild sting; a little syrupy.

This must have been a bad bottle; I can't imagine it was designed to taste this way. A few tastes into it, and it's surely headed for the drain. Infection? Really, really old (no bottle date)? No idea. I'll try to revisit this someday to see if this was an anomalous experience, but I can't imagine someone drinking this on purpose, especially as a Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 20:32:50 | More by Roguer
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-11-2014 19:28:03 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-08-2014 20:39:31 | More by desint
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-08-2014 01:00:44 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle date 2011

Pours a murky golden brown with a frothy, billowing ivory head that lingers.

Belgian yeast, pear, green apple, and candi sugar form the aroma.

Flavor is fairly musty and earthy in the background, countered by sharp green apple and fresh hay. The tart estery character dominates. Alcohol is fairly noticeable. A slightly toasted malt backbone adds support.

Body is moderate, with prickly carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.

Was hoping to like this better. The tart character is overpowering, rendering the beer fairly one-note.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 21:07:29 | More by barczar
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

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

Poured in to a tulip, dark yellow and gold wih a frothy white head that stuck around for the whole beer. Smell of banana bread and sweet alcohol. Very fruity on the nose like a Grand Mariner soaked fruit cake. Taste earthy and bready up front, sticks to the mouth with a light alcohol burning, moving to the sweet fruity and banana notes. Smooth, delicious. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 06:40:03 | More by stingrayvr6
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trubeernick

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-01-2014 03:07:20 | More by trubeernick
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JTuomi

Finland

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle into a goblet. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a three finger white foam head that slowly came down to half a finger. Lively carbonation and good lacing. Sweet smell of malts and fruits with some yeast and citrus. Crisp malty first taste with some sweetness that's followed by a dryish lemony aftertaste with some hops, pepper and apricots. Became more sweet as it warmed up. Some warmness but no apparent taste of alcohol. Medium body and a high carbonation. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:20:37 | More by JTuomi
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-27-2014 01:01:56 | More by kylehay2004
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in an Orval Trappist glass: the color was an attractive apricot
with 1/2 finger head.

At first light apricot-lemon and spice aroma. As the beer warmed up,
more complex aromas- some clove, more phenols, and a mix of aromas.

Mouth feel: very carbonated as expected for the style.
Good transition to the taste.

Taste: apricot, lemon, clove, spicy. As the beer warms up, more subtle fruit.

Finish: excellent. Spicy and carbonated.

Overall: an excellent Belgian Tripel. The aroma/taste is less clove and more apricot-lemon-spice.

There are a lot of subtleties in the taste.

I great enjoyed the finish- spicy and carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:56:10 | More by brureview
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-20-2014 13:37:26 | More by GarthT
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-12-2014 20:22:19 | More by ArtZan
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-09-2014 23:47:36 | More by Beerbuddy21
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HufftheMagicDragon

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-08-2014 20:00:20 | More by HufftheMagicDragon
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.