Gouden Carolus Tripel | Brouwerij Het Anker

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marc77 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
954
Reviews:
452
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
182
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Foley67
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a Gouden Carolus chalice. Best before May of 2019. Purchased as part of this years holiday pack from Het Anker.

Appearance - even a gentle pour yielded a mostly clear beer with some haze, a brilliant pale gold color, excessive carbonation and a gorgeous 2 plus finger egg-shell white coloured head. Loads of spotty lacing dress the glass. Monster retention. Just a beautiful beer.

Smell - wow this is loaded with fruit. Peaches dominate but plenty of perfume as well. Some sugar as well and possibly some sugar plums and nectarines, but peaches are the focal point.
Pretty incredible.

Taste - some fruit again with peaches and nectarines the focal point. Restrained sweetness, with some bitterness and some of the funky yeast, but dialled back compared to many Belgian classics. Booze is rather apparent but not distracting.

Mouthfeel- light body and soft feel, like velvet but not slick. Initially juicy, but finishes a little dry. Lots of carbonation but fits really well

Overall - wow an incredible beer, super soft and gentle feel, plethora of smells and flavours, and everything just fits here. Every once in a while these incredible Belgian tripels just catch me off guard and in awe. On par with the best from Unibroue, Westmalle and of course St. Bernardus. A must-try.

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Photo of ElCamillou
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nullbort
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 750 ml. bottle dated 13/04/2015. Sampled on October 17, 2016.

Golden colored pour under a foamy cream colored and long lasting head. Busy carbonation.

The aroma is alive with roses, blossoms, or some kind of floral, flowery character along with apple and pear thrown in for good measure.

Medium to full body. Smooth texture.

The taste is as flowery as the nose suggests it would be with those added meaty fruits and leading up to a herbal or peppery bite at the finish. Lovely beer.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sherillc
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden colour with scant foam. Aromas of bread, apricot, honey, citrus and a hint of wet dog. Mouth feel is creamy and rich, well balanced by the carbonation. Flavours of apricot, honey, bread, citrus. High alcohol content is not overly apparent. An excellent tripel.

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Photo of Guennois
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw coloured, quite cloudy. Foamy white head, good density, lasts well and leaves a nice lacing.
Light nose, with herbal notes and something like white grape.
Quite thick in mouth, light carbonation, and bitterness waiting her time to appear, followed by a whole bread taste and alcohol warmth. Pretty sweet for 9°. Fruity for the rest.

Une robe paille trouble, mousse assez abondante, d'une bonne densité, tenue moyenne et lacis net.
Un nez léger, aux notes herbales et fraîches, sur fond de raisin blanc.
En bouche, du corps, peu de carbonation, une amertume légère même pour le style, qui ne perce qu'en fin, suivie d'un goût de pain de campagne et d'une légère chaleur alcoolique. Fruitée pour le reste, sans plus de précision.

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Photo of marcrech
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SassaDog
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a huge,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-biscuity,lemon,doughy,spicy,coriander,honey,nettle,herbal,white bread
T:
-spicy,grassy,honey,white bread
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium to full body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A very good Tripel

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of belgianvan
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange/bronze colour with a little haze and a big frothy head. A full nose of yeast, citrus fruit, peach, banana and spices like coriander and muscat. Taste follows suit, with a smooth blend of sweet, sour and bitter flavours. Quite yeasty, but without masking the other flavours. Alcohol is present in the taste, but blends well. A balanced yet complex tripel, well done.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This fine tripel pours a lightly hazed golden color with a fantastic head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and nice lacing. Nose of candy sugars, banana esters from the yeast, light citrus notes of grapefruit and oranges, and moderate spice notes of coriander. Flavors exceed the nose with nice candy notes on the front, yeasty goodness hits nicely on the middle and rear of the taste with banana notes that fade into a spice of coriander and white pepper flavors, and finishes with a nice light herbal hop bitterness that blends nicely with the fruity overtones of pineapple and grapefruit. Great mouth feel, medium high effervescent carbonation, and a crisp sweet/herbal/citrus finish. Overall an excellent brew from Belgium.

Cheers

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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
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