Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor | Brouwerij Het Anker

Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorGouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
BA SCORE
4.04/5
615 Ratings
Gouden Carolus HopsinjoorGouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Paddez on 04-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,091
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
615
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 615 |  Reviews: 360
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a big,frothy, white head
-great head retension
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,wheaty,coriander,white bread,peach,lemon
T:
-coriander,spicy,grassy,white bread,grapefruit
-high,lingering bitterniss
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
This certainly deserves the title "Belgian IPA".A big blast of grassy bitterniss hits you once you taste it.
A really good combination of Hoppy+Belgian characteristics.

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Photo of dandy14
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tschude
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Bujon
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the best looking beers, pours hazy light golden body, mahoooosive head which takes an age to dissipate.

Aroma is fresh and all hops, a touch citrus zest.

Taste is hoppy as expected, not overpowering, just nice on the tongue, refreshing floral notes too.

Feel is a little bitter and dry, which does detract a touch.

Overall this is a great brew all-round, just a whisk away from being outstanding in most departments.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really nice pale ale. Quite balance with a very heavy and smooth mouthfeel. The herbal and floral hops balance the malt and the estery notes makes it a well rounded beer. Can Het Anker make a bad beer ?

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

my bottle says 10/05/12 so i hope it's not 5 years old but it still tastes good, really good - so i guess it doesn't matter, also drinking it warm and it's still good.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; one of four Gouden Carolus beers included in a mixed pack that I picked up this past November. Best before May 23 2018 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy, translucent golden-blonde colour, producing a prodigiously puffy, sparkling white head about two fingers high. The liquid's effervescence is intense enough to force the head briefly above the lip of my goblet, followed by a long, drawn-out process in the reverse direction. The layer of foam seeps away unevenly, producing a lumpy, generously-sized cap and collar, caking the glass with a beautiful coat of fine lacing. A real beauty. Lemon pith and zest come through on the nose, with grassy, herbal notes, candi sugar, apricot and white grape. A bit yeasty, too, with potent phenolics.

Flavour follows after the aroma; candi sugar and grainy, bready pale malts imbue a light sweetness, but they're minor players compared to the hops and yeast. Grassy, floral and herbal, with hints of white grape, lemon, green apple, apricot, and a faint suggestion of banana. The yeasty phenols assert themselves on the back end, giving this brew a peppery, somewhat spicy finish that leans toward the dry side. Medium-full in body, with middling carbonation levels that begin sharp, but soften considerably by the time I'm half-way through the glass - transitioning to a softer, slightly less crisp (but still satisfying) texture. Easier to knock back than many examples of this style.

Final Grade: 4.18, an A-. If you're in the market for a quality Belgian-style IPA, then Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor is a brew well worth checking out. Not necessarily the most complex or memorable one I've ever had, but still a very pleasing and well-made brew. The grassy, herbal, continental hops employed work together quite well, in conjunction with the peppery, pungent yeast-derived flavours and aromas. I've never seen this one being sold as a single, but should that change in the future, I'm sure I'd be back for more.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with big foaming white head that stays
Big crisp chardonnay aroma
Golden syrup and pine flavour
Dangerously drinkable

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Photo of cunning_stunt
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.19/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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