Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A-Pours a mostly clear yellow gold w/rich frothy white head, decent retention, some lacing, and visible carbonation beads rising throughout.
S-Coriander and herbs, light orange and apricot, spice, sweet fresh pale malt, yeast and traces of gunpowder-like sulfur.
T-Spice and herbs ride the pale malt, and possibly a bit of wheat, and there is a nice light fruit presence featuring mandarin orange along w/a complex array of subtle phenols. The hops emerge nicely in the finish and leave a clean palate w/remnants of sulfur and apricot.
M-Light-to-medium bodied w/good carbonation, excellent balance, and a crisp firm mouthfeel.
D-Very enjoyable, would buy this again.This is a complex tripel with a lot going on that I would very much like to re-evaluate in the future.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2009 13:46:41 | More by BoitSansSoif
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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
95 out of 100 based on 2,699 ratings.