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Gouden Carolus Tripel tasting notes
Gouden Carolus Tripel is a Belgian Tripel by Het Anker. Aroma has fruits, hoppy hints and some spices. Taste has sweet malt in the background, and a lot of frutal and citrics tones with a sweet and spicy finish.
Tripel is a term coined in Belgium in order to describe a strong pale ale inspired in the Tripel from Westmalle—who used the word tripel in 1956 to rename their strongest beer. It is a spicy, dry and strong Trappist ale with a rounded malt flavour. Aromas are complex with spiciness and fruity notes.
Flavour tend to be spicy and fruity too, with malt sweetness in the background and sometimes a honey touch. Tripel use to be high in alcohol, but they don't strongly taste as alcohol which is usually well hidden. Tripels can be compared with a slightly strong version of a Belgian Golden Strong Ale.