In addition to our tasting of Gouden Carolus Classic at Het Anker brewery in Mechelen today, we also tried Gouden Carolus Tripel on tap.
Het Anker pub is such a great place to sample beers: relaxed atmosphere, non-smoking, warm and friendly. It’s hard to believe our guidebook to Belgium (Rough Guide) doesn’t mention it on its Mechelen pages. It does have Gouden Carolus in it its top twenty Belgian beers, but no listing for the pub and brewery. Odd.
Anyway, on to the next beer...
Fiona’s taken a shine to tripels lately, with Chimay white label her default beer. But when she started sipping the Gouden Carolus Tripel from the tap at Het Anker, she’d found a new favourite tripel. You can really taste the Curaçao oranges and coriander in this dry, 9% beer. It is excellent, and we subsequently bought a couple bottles to take home. Hope we can find it nearby in Brussels when those run out.