Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this originally over in Paris, France. I've since had it once or twice back in the states, always out of a bottle -- and of course, poured into a tulip glass.
It pours a slightly opaque golden saffron, with a head so fluffy that cotton candy could take a lesson.
Smell is remarkably sweet, much like the taste. I found this tripel to be sweeter than most, though the drinkability is only affected if it gets too warm.
Heavily malty, lightly spiced, (maybe too) sweetened, slightly boozy, Tripel Karmeliet is a surefire way to work your way into the tripel category -- as dubbels are generally sweeter themselves.
I'll drink it any season of the year, though I still love Fin du Monde.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2010 02:53:45 | More by AmberMan22
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4.59/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Trying this for the first time. Tasted 9 April 2014.
Pours a gorgeous hazy golden yellow. One finger of dense creamy white head, looking more like milk than foam. Great retention, awesome lacing, and a dense column of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.
Smell is bright and alive. Lovely yeasty esters with fruit (banana) and gentle spice, plus some residual sweetness in the back. Yum.
Taste has both the sweet, flavorful side and the clean, crisp side. Outstanding. Warm and fruity, a bit of sugar, a faint hint of spice, and only the tiniest touch of bitterness. Balanced, varied, and delicious. Not even a sniff of alcohol.
Feel is fabulous as well. Smooth and fairly light, with a fuzzy carbonation that spreads throughout. Keeps the flavors buzzing around.
One of the best tripels I've had, for sure. Excellent across the board. Great depth, varied flavors, and a delicate balance. Wow.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 03:56:59 | More by zeledonia
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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