Gouden Carolus Tripel

Gouden Carolus Tripel

Rated 3.937 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker

Mechelen, Belgium

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Traditionally this gold coloured beer was brewed for the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1491. Up to this very day it is still brewed according to ancient tradition with only the best products: rich barley, fine hops, the best pale malts and herbs. Golden Carolus Tripel has a unique colour and a rich taste thanks to its well-balanced hopping. To properly savour this high-quality Ale, serve cool at a recommended temperature of 7-8° C and pour out slowly in one movement. Type of beer: Tripel Colour: Gold yellow Alcohol: 9% VOL Hops: Exclusively Belgian hops Wort extract: 20° Plato Fermentation: High fermentation Refermentation in the bottle Lagering: 3 weeks Packaging: Bottle 33 cl and 75 cl Tenability: 2 years

ID: 14359 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank218
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank8 of 580
Style Percentile98.6
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.017
Weighted Score3.937
Standard Deviation0.418

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  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 3.9 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    C: hazy straw gold, thin creamy white head
    A: bready malt, light grains, yeast, citrus
    P: light bodied, creamy
    F: light bread, citrus, honey, spices
    O: a very good Belgian

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours minimal head that quickly goes away and just leaves a very thin coating. Has a slightly cloudy golden appearance. Aromas are pretty yeasty, breads, citrus hops and light roasted malts. Flavours are strong citrus hops, yeast, raisins, lemon and orange peel. A little bit of spices too. Has a yeasty tingling mouthfeel. A slight warming sensation. Full bodied. Really smooth and goes down pretty easy for a 9%abv beer.

  • CHOPZ 7189 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    More Carolus at the LCBO... awesome ! Pours a slight hazy golden-yellow colour with a frothy white cap, good retention and soapy lacing. Nice aromas of green apples and pears with citrus notes and mild Belgian Ale yeast. Cannot feel the alcohol much, wet mouthfeel. Mild fruit taste with more of the apples, some light spices and soothing yeast. One of the easier drinking Tripel.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Fine taste of barley and hops. It has a golden color and pure white foam head. Nice bitter, nice aftertaste. Rich top-fermented well balanced taste. (Velp 201112)

  • SIGMUND 6748 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 ml corked and wired bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 9.0%. Very pale yellow colour, huge white head. Strong fruity, yeasty and spicy (cloves a.o.) aroma. The flavour is spicy with some fruit and white kandij sugar, but the sweetness is nearly too much. Still a good beer, but if it is worth the high price in Norway is debatable.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    From Galleries Lafayette (Paris). Poured a massive and lively white head over a cloudy, light gold body. Great lacing from the head. aroma is spicy, biscuity, and fruity; also some yeast. Mouthfeel was very smooth; flavour was spices, fruits, and yeast, and the high ABV did not hide. Sweet finish.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Woah! Pours typical golden good with white head. Aroma is outstanding: Gobs of sweet light fruit and floral notes. Mouthfeel has sweet fruit and pepper. Beautiful. Flavor is sweet fruit and a pepper back, this is just an outstanding example of the style. Sweet and spice, sweet and spice.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    golden ale with a LOT of foamy white head. cool aroma of yeasty fruit and spice with a litle vanilla. flavor the same. light but flavorful and complex. the prickliness takes away a little and I do think this is a little overrated as a top 200 beer, but it's very nice.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Best described as "complex". Rich flavor with sparkle on the tongue carbonation. Decidedly different, an interesting beverage, best consumed by its self.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I've had one of the beers from this brewery before, so I wanted to jump at the chance to try another. It has a golden yellow color and a light filmy head. Smells like bread/bicuits and spice (like pepper). The mouthfeel is a little thick. Tastes very peppery and there is some light fruitiness under that. The aftertaste is really dry. Enjoyable, but a slow-drinker.

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