Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by Jon:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
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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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 2,701 ratings.