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Gouden Carolus Tripel | Brouwerij Het Anker

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Gouden Carolus TripelGouden Carolus Tripel
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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968 Ratings
Gouden Carolus TripelGouden Carolus Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marc77 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,751
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
968
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
188
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 968 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Quite an interesting Tripel. This one pours on tap into a lame branded chalice. Pours a hazy imbued golden and with a thin cap. Nose is light and subtle with just a hint of yeast and light fruit. Taste is easy and light with an apple juice quality.

Drinkable to a fault with a light carbonation and an unobtrusive yeast character. Will have to try in the bottle to get a better perspective, as the draft is easy yet unexciting.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cj8311
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of NWHopinator
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jsurfs82
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of texashammer
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft, I found this beer a little better, than in the bottle. pours with a nice thick head that fades rather quickly. clear yellow color. turns out to be slightly richer on draft. flavors remain the same; a little austere and plain, but good with food, especially food prepared in the beer (at the brewery's restaurant). comes out a little thin-bodied in the end though.

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Photo of Grinky
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of stcules
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour, with a beautiful, compact, white foam, even if not too abundant. Very persistent.
The smell is crisp, floral, lightly alcoholic, bread. Some sweet (marzapane?)
Pleasant taste, similar to the smell (it has the same notes, apart the floral). Even bitter and some alcohol.
Medium body, bitter afterstaste, hops and maybe licorice.

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Photo of rekel
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden cloudy, almost peach color in the light. Exploding foamy coating.
Citrus and sour smell, a little alcohol. Hoppy and lemony taste, slightly sweet.
Feels a little zesty but thin, strong alcohol aftertaste, almost vinous.

Overall : Good beer with a taste too sharp, and missing some texture.

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Photo of djura
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 0,33l

A - Pale honey color, white foam lasting minute, medium carbonation.
S - Sweet honey aroma, with some fruits.
T/M - Highly carbonated, aromatic, worm.

O - Good Belgium tripel.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 1/29/2008 (bottle from AZ):

Pours a very pale golden yellow color. Somewhat cloudy. Big foamy white head, big bubbles, mostly lasting. Floral sweet aroma, light. Light grapes, sugary. Some alcohol,a little hops. Soft floral taste, some rubbing alcohol. Warming up...less alcoholy, a little warming. Very light flavor.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a golden orange color with vibrant carbonation. Even with a gentle pour, this forms an aggressive, billowy head about four fingers high. It's off-white in shade with a wonderful consistency and impressive/frustrating retention. The lacing it leaves behind is plentiful, as well. This looks just about perfect in the proper glassware (cough).

S: There's a vibe of both peppers - both black pepper and less-pleasing green bell pepper - and citrus, namely orange. Honey, too. I don't seem to get much of the apple/pear/bread notes typical of Belgian yeast at first, but they pop up once the beer opens up. Nicely complex, even if not every note is perfect.

T: This one is pretty sweet. Honey is the first (and most assertive) flavor I notice, which lasts all the way to the moderately long finish. More typical yeast notes slowly enter past the midpoint, drying out the sweetness (somewhat). The back end also has notes of vanilla and mineral water. Dare I suggest it's even metallic? Other than that foible, it's decent.

M: What seems like a sweet brew at first becomes pretty dry. Only as it warms up does (mild) alcohol become noticeable - still nothing to detract from the experience. To me, it loses its carbonation a bit too soon, though thankfully it doesn't make this one too syrupy. Good drinkability for a tripel...which means it has great drinkability by regular standards.

O: Pretty good tripel. Not an amazing one, because it doesn't hit all my preferred style buttons the right way (I'm not a huge fan of the slight metallic finish, and the booze doesn't quite have that 'just concealed enough' quality of the top-flight tripels). Doubt I'd buy it again, but I'd never refuse a sample.

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Photo of jsh420
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours cloudy golden orange with lots of sediment floating around in the glass - small 1finger head that left no lacing

smells very medicinal and semi spicy saaz hops

tastea - good balance of spicy bitter hops and sugary sweet malts - little banana some pineapple maybe some apricot - decent tripel

mouthfeel is light/medium and lively - well carbonated crisp and creamy

drinkability - now it all comes down to taste and there are better tripels out there

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Photo of gerardoluna
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

[Eyes] Great pale yellow with a big foamy white head.

[Nouse] Citrus, floral and litle notes of bannana, in deep the alcohol is present.

[Mouth] good smooth body is spice, floral, alcoholic taste in deep and hops and hops and hops! a bitter long afthertaste.

Gooood belgium beer!!!
Prost!

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Photo of matty
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer witha slowly fading head,it actually looks like a macro.Aroma is sour apple.Taste is apple with hops and malts thrown in.This is a pretty good beer with a little kick to it.I think it should be tried at least once,and as for me I will be trying it again.

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Photo of curlybird
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 968 ratings
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