Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by EPICAC:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Continuing on my Belgian beer kick, tonight I purchased a bottle of Tripel Karmeliet at Downtown Wine & Spirits. It comes in a 11.2 oz. brown bottle, which says "'3 grain' beer, still brewed after a 17th century recipe from the old Carmelite monastery of Dendermonde". I chilled this while I ate dinner, and then let it warm to approximately 50°F. I didn't have my normal glassware. I served this in a rather odd, conical, glass from The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.
Appearance: This beer looks like a standard Tripel. It pours a hazy golden, that appears almost orange at times. The beer is topped by a mountain of white head that recedes, but still leaves a layer at the surface an eighth to a quarter inch thick, with nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: There are spicy, almost peppery notes here, along with fruity aromas.
Taste: Up front spicy peppery notes are prominent. Sweet fruity flavors emerge in the center, along with a bready yeasty falvor, but the spiciness remains. This beer finishes sweet with an alcoholic warmth. The presence of hops here is subtle.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied. The carbonation here is prickly, but not overdone.
Drinkability: This is a delicious beer. I could have a few of these.
Overall: This is a really nice example of the style. The flavors are complex, but well-balanced.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2006 04:07:16 | More by EPICAC
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorite Belgian beers of the over 1000 varieties brewed in Belgium. The complexity, carbonation, and overall feel of this beer is truly remarkable. Very few (if any) beers brewed anywhere in the world compare to Tripel Karmeliet. Any beer aficionado must try Tripel Karmeliet at least once in their life to expand the limits of their "beer horizons". This is the Standard for all other Belgian-type ales to strive towards. High alcohol content makes this a beer to savor - not suitable for pounding down on a hot summer day - drink a Tripel Karmeliet slowly and believe your taste buds when they tell you this is as close to a religious experience as any beer has ever come.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 01:05:27 | More by KingHoppy
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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