Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
25.9 oz. bomber poured into tulip
(13-06-15 printed on bottom; June 13, 2015 expiration date)
L: now THAT's a head! this thing was foaming up almost through the top of the bottle as soon as I opened it ... massive head, almost the entire glass, white foam that's thick and sticky; brew is bright yellow-orange, maybe a pale gold ... a bit hazy, not 100% clear, but it's mostly clear. no red in it at all.
S: sour grapes, some banana, a little sweetness ... white wine
T: loads of sweetness, fruity like a dubbel, but there's an immediate difference: HOPS! not a ton or any kind of crazy hop-bite, but there is clearly a grassy/citrusy note that must be hops ... surely that isn't all yeast. holy crap is this good -- it's like a lemony dubbel; the fruit here is a mix of pear, apple, strawberries -- very sweet and light; candy orange with a lemon twist
F: if this isn't perfect, there's no such thing ... totally Belgian with a full-on blast of carbonation
O: better than I imagined, and I imagined it would be good ... a fantastic mix of sweet and tart notes with nothing overcoming anything else ... there's citrus notes, there's sweet fruit, there's even that pinch of grassiness -- more the flavor of hops than bitterness. a fantastic brew, so good I plan on revisiting this one often this summer (it seems perfect for hotter weather)
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 17:34:49 | More by Premo88
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