Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by Jon:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Glowing golden-blonde hue with a frothy, eggshell white head. Quite attractive in the glass.
Nose features fruity esters redolent of green apple, ripe pear and apricot. A spicy, earthy hop character peeks out from under the massive fruit presence, as well.
Definitively fruity and sweet. Additional notes of apple, apricot and pear resonate on the palate, with seemingly coriander and peppery spices, minor hints at phenols, and an alcoholic rush on the finish. Vastly flavorful, well-rounded, though never straying too far from its intrinsic fruity sweetness.
Carbonated, but not overdone like in some other tripels. Smooth and elegant.
Easy to drink given its weight and all the flavors packed inside. A classy, classic tripel whose attention is well-deserved. Good on tap, but preferred in the bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2004 04:41:58 | More by Jon
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Beauty incarnate. Light and bubbly on the tough, light and bubbly in a snifter. Smells of banana, clove, biscuit, and a pleasant time about to come. Holds a steady stream of carbonation from first pour to last sip. A sneaky little bugger, too; you'd never guess it's 9.0 abv by smell or taste.
And you can find it at Costco, too, at least in Michigan. Never would have thought, but never more appreciative.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 02:42:54 | More by Tripel_Threat
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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