Gouden Carolus Tripel
Brouwerij Het Anker

Gouden Carolus TripelGouden Carolus Tripel
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Brouwerij Het Anker
Ranked #15
Ranked #4,681
4.14 | pDev: 10.39%
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Aug 12, 2002
Full graceful tenderness, with a clean and neat taste, this ale will enchant you: matured in the bottle, exclusively obtained from pale malt, highly fermented and 100% natural. With a full-bodied flavor that still works thirst quenching, thanks to a balanced hoping. This pleasant golden ale is preferred by all who love heavier, somewhat seasoned and refreshing ale.
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: It’s a live one! Foam quickly forms after opening, so beware! Pours a hazy yellow orange hue with 3+ inch billowy cream colored head with excellent retention.
S: Very aromatic with orange zest, coriander, fruity yeast, white pepper, honey, and delicate cracker malt.
T: Delicious fruit notes of pear, apple, orange, and hints of banana and peach. Honeyed malt, coriander, earthy white pepper, and a nice herbal hop note too.
M: Light body. Effervescent with layers of delicate fruit and honey sweetness overlaying a dry cracker malt. A touch of hop bitterness provides excellent balance. While very light on the palate, it still lingers and matures nicely.
D: An outstanding example of style! A superb tripel…one to enjoy on its own or pair with food.
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Reviewed by txaudiophile from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a teku from a bottle with a date of June 29th, 2021, so almost 2.5 years old. The body and mouthfeel is perfect. Bitter but also refreshing. This would be perfect for a warm/hot day. A little more bitterness than I usually like, but it somehow works really well with the other flavors. I imagine this is amazing on tap. Definitely worth checking out.
Nov 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by mmilyko from Nevada

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Oct 10, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle into a tulip. Bottled 6/29/21, so over 2 years old.

Looks very nice, slightly cloudy pale amber body. Big head persists as a fat collar and covering. Aroma is a bit off, floral, almost perfumed. On tasting, very interesting beer. Initially there is a full sweet and floral taste. A dry spice note follows, and the finish is faintly bitter. Overall, and enjoyable and complex tripel.
Oct 06, 2023
Rated: 4 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Sep 30, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 4.66 by Beecham from California

Sep 13, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on draft 9/5/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

Big khaki head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lacing remained.

Artisanal soap, fresh flowers, mild banana & faint clove notes in the rather bold nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Banana, cream, lemon & mild fresh flower flavors up front; dry clove notes on the finish.

Smelled a bit more interesting than it tasted, but overall this is a fine Tripel.
Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by MGibbons from Maryland

Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
8/2/23 Happy 802 day!!

Gouden Carolus Tripel

Brouwerij Het Anker

Belgian Tripel

A classic, Authentic Belgian golden style all amped up!! Love this style,which clearly goes way over the heads of most folks here on Untapped. It's a brilliant style. Spicy and sour yeast is huge. Peppery sour funk and earthy goodness all over the place. A heavy version but full of love and funk.
Creamy foam head lacing on a lively golden look. Vegetal and spices with deep, golden malty slickness.
Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml capped bottle, dated 7/13/21, so about 2 years old

pours a cloudy bright yellow golden color, thick creamy bone-white head. great head retention. pleasant aroma of pale malt and spicy clove. similar taste, starts a touch sweet but finishes drier. no hint of the 9% abv. super smooth mouthfeel
Jul 23, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, medium golden amber with a three finger white head that slowly dissipates to a thick cap with solid lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy malt, Belgian yeast, coriander, mystery stone fruit; somewhat muddled. Flavor is grainy malt, light generic citrus, light stone fruit and dried tropical fruit, particularly mango. Coriander and a touch of clove kick in at the finish with mild hint of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess. This is a unique take on the tripel style; the general profile is very much classic tripel malt, yeast and spicing, but the fruit flavors are hard to identify, but very pleasant and intriguing. Fun to repeatedly sip and try to parse flavors. ABV well covered. The aroma was surprisingly muted and jumbled, but the flavor is excellent. Surprised to have never tried this tripel from Het Anker, but really hope it is permanent in our market. I'm a big tripel fan and it's rare to find a new one. This is a keeper; not unexpected from this great brewery.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by dansushi from New York

Mar 22, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Mar 14, 2023
Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1061 ratings