Gouden Carolus Tripel | Brouwerij Het Anker

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4.13/5
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991 Ratings
Gouden Carolus TripelGouden Carolus Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
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#3,713
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
991
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
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Photo of SSS
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Transparent golden blonde with an effervescent white pillowy head
S-A very sweet aroma with champagne like notes and musty ripe fruit elements
M-Very high end carbonation with a medium body due to the high alcohol content
T-Fruit flavours of apple and berries and almost a Hawaiian punch like symphony
O- this beer is quite complex and has many layers of flavours and aromas and nuances, I am unfortunately just not a fan of very high carbonated Belgian beers. But please do try as this is one well crafted beer

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Huge white head. Clear golden color.

Bananas, cloves, Belgian yeast, candied sugars, bready malts. Some abv showing. Dry and carbonated.

Solid triple.

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Photo of Nix-on
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elnachooo
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cerveza de color dorado con una pequeña cabeza blanca. De cuerpo medio y alta carbonatación. Del aroma se perciben hierbas, miel, levadura y pimienta. En boca destaca el cilantro, las hierbas y la naranja. Herbácea y dulce. Una muy buena opción.

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Photo of SFNC
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel, 9% ABV. Pours pale golden, with lots of white foamy head that left lots of foamy lacing - almost like Orval. Nose is yeast and sweet fruit. I slurped some of the head and it was quite bitter, but the beer itself is only slightly bitter, but yeasty, and a bit fruity. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shreead
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JurgenVdH
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickykid
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pvibeer
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teromous
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The back of the bottle says: "PRODUCE OF BELGIUM Lotn° 17036 15:57"

Appearance: The body is hazy and has a light gold appearance with hints of darker beige. The white head is huge with a fluffy consistency. It has very good lacing.

Aroma: It has a lovely aromatic quality laced with notes of clove and just a bit of bubblegum. There is a light coriander scent that starts to come through as the beer sits longer. It is a very lovely beer to smell. Retronasal scent gives off just a bit of skunk. It isn't strong enough to make too much of a difference but even in brown bottles it feels like import hasn't been too kind to this beer.

Taste: Up front there is a sweet coriander flavor which is nice and adds to the mix of earthy, herbal, hop flavors. It has just a bit of a sweet candy and light malt finish which mingles nicely with that slight herbal character. The aftertaste is just a bit of cotton candy.

Mouthfeel: It feels light and effervescent with just a hint of bitterness to cut the levity. The mouthfeel is such that it supports the beer in the background like a frame on a painting rather than detracting or adding to it. It feels perfect.

Overall: As previously mentioned there was just a light bit of skunkiness to the beer which entered the nose after drinking for a bit. As an import I would still recommend the beer because it smells and tastes great and the impact from that slight skunk isn't so much that a person would have their experience ruined by it. If you are able to buy this some place in Europe then I would highly recommend giving it a shot. If you are buying it as an import from the U.S. I would, again, recommend picking up a bottle so that you can enjoy this beer. Every part of the construction of this beer feels deliberate to give the drinker an enjoyable experience.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.04/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmsiii
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acycler01
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yannis77
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 991 ratings