Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

Corked and caged 750 mL bottle from Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $8.99 I *think*.
I took the cage off this bottle, got distracted with the kids, and about 10 minutes later the cork shot into the air with a huge explosion! Foam everywhere. A good sign I would say.
Lots of froth on the pour that leads to an orange body and thin head and lace.
Nose has an interesting combo of mild hops and Belgian yeast. The taste reflects that, and as such this seems like a quintessential version of the style. Bitterness in the back.
Not a huge fan of the Belgian IPA interpretations, frankly this style is generally better left to the masters – the English. Anyway, it tends to impart a somewhat medicinal note to the beer.
Body is light, which is OK as it adds to the drinkability.
Finish has a dry note and some more herbal medicine.
A decent change of pace and a good example of the style just not really my cup of tea. I’m not against these beers just find them a bit of a non-descript halfway house that sits between two stools.

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10/03/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.53
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