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

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Added by marc77 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
960
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
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91
Gots:
186
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Photo of gmelcar
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly hazy golden liquid. Dense and persistent white foam, with a nice lacing.
Citrus aroma. Flavor is orangy, with hints of honey. Medium bodied beer. Alcohol is present but very well balanced into flavors. Dry aftertaste. Very nice tripel !

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

33cl bottle. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Bananas, coriander, Belgian yeast, floral hops, lemon zest, honey, thyme. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of laurastradford
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KingSlayer
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle
poured a golden semitranslucent liquid, at least 2 fingers white head, medium retention, nice lacing, visible carbonation, nose of honey, cinnamon and colves, estery malts, palate is interesting because its not dark fruits like you would expect, this is more like honey spiced refreshing brew with malt estery character. medium body lots of carbonation, i liked it because its different and liked the honey spiced touch.

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Photo of Chrily
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DilisioYCBC
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a hazy pale orange body with a sticky bubble antique white head that is supported by strands of microbubbles.

S- The double bubble aroma has some fruity esters to follow with a ripe peach quality to them. There are some dried orange peel notes and overripe pineapple hints come through in the finish.

T- The taste of club soda and dry yeast has some orange zest flavor in the finish. There is a lemon ester note that comes through as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat.

O- The nice dry fruity esters combined with crisp easy drinking beer make this beer go down very fast. The citrus flavors are a nice twist on the classic tripel

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Photo of rhinis23
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeerWizard
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a good beer. I like tripels but mostly drink American made; though I figured it being NYE and all I'd try another Belgian tripel, and was not disappointed.

I popped the cork off and the thing fizzed out all over the counter, floor, and sink eventualy, so no lack of carbonation. After that situation was dealt with I poured it into a goblet. Nice amber color, hazy, just what I like to see.

Smelled BREADY, which I like - super yeasty. I make my own bread, and the aroma coming off of that was very much like freshly baked bread. Had a bitter tinge to the flavor, like some subtle hoppiness, but not hopped exactly, and it brought some nice structure into it. Maybe more like a saison-type of funkiness. The alcohol was present but hung back respectfully. Herbal, fairly thick, slick, and traditional.

Nothing wrong with it, and overall a very good tripel, though I'd probably not get it again for myself. I would recommend it though, and I'd probably buy a bottle to give as a gift or bring to an occasion.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, fruits, spices, and a mild citrus-like hop aroma. Taste is much the same with a nice crisp fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a great smell and some nice flavors.

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Page76
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hopley
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of tree777
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Maakun
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden color, almost straw. Quite clear, and with a big white head that shrinks quite fast to a smal layer.

At suggested serving temperature there's not much smell. After a little while in the glass there's some yeast, lemon, and a hint of cloves.

Taste is yeasty, some spices (cloves), a little dried fruits, and some hoppiness. Also again a little lemon(peel). Aftertase is almost like fresh bread with some hops and apples. Also a slight grassiness that I don't like too much.

Mouth is quite light, nice carbonation. Nothing too special.

Overall this is a nice tripel, quite light, but nicely balanced. The big yeastmonsters aren't my favorites, this is a bit more mellow and fresh, not bad at all!

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Photo of mwar
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Aixois
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ErwinGS
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of benfons
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: nice hazy blond colour, little carbonation rising up, nice thick head

S: orange/lemon, clove, petit beurre biscuits, a hint of hops

T: loads of malts, banana and orange, hint of pepper some yeast, quite balanced, altough not that complex

M: the peppery notes really irritate my tongue, other wise carbonation is fine, medium body

O: descent beer, not wild of the peppery aspects, well balance, not very complex

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Photo of brutalist
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of DontBurnGarlic
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.13 out of 5 based on 960 ratings.
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