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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

683 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 683
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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Ratings: 683 | Reviews: 412 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-24-2014 23:04:38 | More by Latarnik
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-23-2014 15:16:44 | More by KVNBGRY
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-23-2014 04:40:17 | More by Twal
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Kanewai

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-22-2014 16:19:03 | More by Kanewai
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Amanspearfishing

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
Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.