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Gouden Carolus Tripel - Brouwerij Het Anker

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 47
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: marc77 on 08-12-2002)
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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled either...March 8th or August 3rd 2013. I suspect it is the latter since Europe uses Day-Month-Year.

A nice popped when the cork came off, it pours, straight from the fridge, a 3/4 foam to 1/4 liquid mix. I can now see a hazy light golden brew that certainly leaves some nice lacing behind.

A big yeasty aroma I get followed by some cloves, some banana, and a nice touch of some hoppy bitterness but, not too much, mind you.

The taste is lovely. I get more banana and clove with some hints of bubblegum in the taste and the hoppy bitterness is in the taste too and I like it! There's some other spice here that reminds me of cinnamon, or is it nutmeg? How aboot both so I'm covered..

Medium and smooth bodied, medium carbonation, smooth as silk this is with pretty much no presence from the hefty abv.

Yep, this one heck of a good Tripel in my book. Pardon me while I sip the rest of the bottle away.

Bitterbill, Jul 23, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

of all the belgian made authentic triples from the motherland there, this may be my favorite. its so decadent yet drinkable, and really bright in feel, just wonderful. blonde and hazy, radiant though and glowing brightly, huge white head rises well above the rim of my glass. the nose on this is awesome, all yeasty, warm temperature belgian esters of sweet raisin, vanilla, and dried grass, its a neat complexion over the blonde barley base. the flavor is similarly propelled by the yeast, sweet for a minute, but drying out beautifully in the finish. dynamic and layered, so creamy in feel, rich, but i keep drinking it faster than i should for a 9% abv beer, it just goes down too easy. love all the carbonation, and the way it lingers with just a hint of candy sugar in the finish. i don't get a ton of grain nuance in this one, but its simplicity lets the yeast just rock out. distinct and delicious, can't say enough about this one, a perfect classic example of the belgian tripel style.

StonedTrippin, Jul 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, hazy gold, with a surprisingly aggressive head. There is no explosive quality to popping the cap, which makes the foam that much more shocking. The head is annoyingly persistent, because if you're not careful, the head will fill up the rest of the glass before you've poured it all.

A gentle, crisp scent, but nothing terribly notable.

Healthy carbonation, on par with a Mountain Dew. Lingering fizz. Grapefruit, grapes, underlying hops that are more tart than bitter. Fruit and bitter notes balance very well.

Absolutely no booze or alcohol burn. This is 9% ABV? No way! Aggressive in the glass, energetic when it hits the tongue with a smooth and velvety finish. No sticky, mouth-smacking aftertaste.

Very tasty, but be careful pouring it. And try and keep the yeast dregs out of your glass (blegh!)

TheStig, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mille_K, Jun 25, 2014
Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.