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:
960
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
187
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of dmacjam
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delta490
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, deep orangey gold with a volumes of foamy white head. It settles down but doesn't disappear and leaves moderate amounts of small sticky lacing. The aroma is great, with hints of golden fruit, lightly spiced, and hints of yeast and light roasted grains. The taste takes it all just blends it superbly. It is full bodied with just a little tingle from the carbonation and a lightly crisp finish

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Photo of Jeremy7
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.68/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color clear gold, clear. Head is white, very high and very durable, on the glass leaves many traces.
Unfortunately, aroma is very weak, a little bright fruit with white grapes and light notes of spicy seasoning.
Taste dry, fruity floral, unfortunately, only gentle.
Bitterness low and short on the finish. Saturation high, fits. A little bit alcohol, but it is not so intense that adversely affect the taste.

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Photo of tbeer40
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy amber with thick white head, excellent retention. Sediment.
Smell - apple, lemon, spices, white bread, belgian yeasts.
Taste - malty, yeasty, yellow fruits, moderate hop bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhenehan7
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Gives a nice clear light orange color,gives a good to fingertips high creamy head that half of it disolves quickly.nice lacings on the glass .

A: candied sugar,honey,caramel malts and tofee, cloves and pepper,much different fruits like tropical fruits like banana and abricot.citrus fruits like lemon and orange.a great taste on this triple

T&F: A very fruity start in the taste,much of the tropical taste is very noticable, I also sense banana,citrus fruits and different spices like peppers,cloves and muscat.the light malts are comfortable in the background and make this triple very good balanced. The aftertaste is the only thing I think it could have a little more of .The aftertaste is sweet and fruity but a does not last that long. This beer was really easy drinking and enjoyable

O: an amazing and delicious triple. Enjoyed every drop of it.I was impressed by this triple and eager to trie more beers from brouwerij hey anker

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Photo of Rcarl
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said it "pours a dense, ice cream head. It has an attractive golden-bronze color and a fine, sustained head. Both the aroma and palate are packed with tropical fruits and spices..... the palate is intense and powerful.... The finish is long..." and he goes on for several more sentences and, then to make his point, he cites the awards.
My personal opinion is that MJ liked this one.
He also said that he had visited Het Anker at least six times.
My opinion confirmed.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arini10
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SilasCollins
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBishopco
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wahnee86
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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