There is a nice bunch of new beers at the Vinmonopolet stores today. Maybe it shows my good taste, then, that this one is available in selected shops a month after I’ve dragged a bottle home from Italy.
The Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor is one of a series from the Broouwerij Het Anker in Belgium, the most famous being the Cuvee van der Keiser beers. This one focuses, as the name says, on the hops. It is a soft, rich, Belgian ale. Round malty body, Duvel-like yeast, and then the extra hops kick in. Golding, Spalt, Tradition and Saaz, according to the label. This does not add up t an extreme beer, but it adds another dimension to the beer, it gets more depth. This is going to be a new benchmark beer. Excellent craftsmanship from Het Anker again. Peaches, lemon, a hint of stable, summer flowers.
A 75 cl bottle was 7,50 € in Milan, 33 cl will set you back 50 kroner here. The label has information in a dozen languages, so there are reason to hope this will be appearing in your town, too!