Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor | Brouwerij Het Anker

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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:
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Added by Paddez on 04-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
606
Reviews:
358
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 606 |  Reviews: 358
Photo of stephenlee
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AudioGilz
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elimav
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gloden colour, with medium head that leaves a ring and a good lace. Smell of banana, cloves, tropical fruits, herbs. Medium compact body, with good carbonation. Taste is hoppy, fruits, flowers, pepper. Anotherone very good Carolus.

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Photo of GSS
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,75l

A - Golden honey with steady white head. Representative.
S - Very close to Tripel aromas.
T/M - And again Tripel with more hops in it. Bitter finish. Creamy.

O - This is goid brew.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Large white head sits on top of the old golden brew and refuses to subside.

S - The smell is sweet, malts and bready yeast reminiscent of the style.

T - More of the same which the nose presents, holiday breads, yeasts, belgian candy sugar, and light citrus notes.

F - Medium bodied, slightly warming, a bit chewy.

Overall it is exactly what you would expect. A good Belgian Ale.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. Watching The hangover. Tasty and very drinkable, with a nice bitterness and carbonation that pleases the upper part of the mouth. Aroma could improve. Its a bit dull for a beer with a hoppy name

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Photo of Magery
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrGraybeard
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a refrigerated bottle, raising a substantial persistent head. A layer of yeast remained at the bottom of the bottle. Color is a hazy gold, with cidery effervescence. Scent is vinous with a hint of candy and lemon.

Malt and hops are emphatic but balanced up front, leaving a slightly sour taste at the finish. Mouthfeel was a little lighter than I expected, but alcohol was well concealed.

I've had some domestic Belgian-style IPAs, and they tended to have a heavier feel and hoppier punch. This brew out of the Low Countries is a more subtle effort. Nicely done.

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Photo of benlhoest
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 2017-03-12
ABV: 8.0%

It pours hazy, light yellow, with a huge, three finger high head.

Nose: Banana, Belgian yeast, citrus, orange, pear, apple, pineapple, hops and grass.
Taste: Grapefruit, banana, apple, grass, Belgian yeast, caramel malt and honey.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth feeling. Very refreshing!

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Photo of willardt09
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUduke
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 750ml bottle from my cellar served in a tulip glass cold. Bottling date is 05/2013

Appearance: very pale gold with a very nice white head of tiny bubbles. Very hazy but I did not a hearty pour. Light to medium body.

Nose: bready, malty sweet, apples, oranges and pears, low to no hop character (this scares me in a IPA, even a Belgian one)

Taste: Nice and round with lots of fruit character and a lingering sweetness. The hop character is kinda muted but is still there and adds a fruity chewy quality that is a nice contrast to the malty sweetness. This beer really stood up to time on the shelf. The body is still rich enough not to immediately evaporate once it hits your tongue.

Overall: I'm not too familiar with the Belgian IPA style but I am impressed with beer. It is delicate and balanced like it should be. The hops are still present after 2 years in the cellar and is very drinkable. Good job Het Anker.

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Photo of rewster529
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mta11c
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAP72
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fabianno
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.05 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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