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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

711 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 711
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 46
Gots: 54 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mille_K, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

derryd, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

EMcClure, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

MeadowsMan7685, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ScottWestmaas, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of seedyone
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.

seedyone, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

KVNBGRY, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Twal, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kanewai, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Amanspearfishing, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ColForbinBC, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

erjbeer, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

irshprncsk, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

frlrv1020, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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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.

Roguer, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
92 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.