Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by amendt:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer is a bit of a relief. It's not a high-ranker. It's not a pre-eminent representative of the community, pushing through the crowd to stand at the forefront of the Tripels. Yet, nonetheless, there it stands: quietly near the front.
This is a sweet beer that is sweet without being awful. It is full-bodied. At a glance and taking in some of its smell -- as much as can be garnered given its thick foam -- it appears to be a bit too bouncy. It looks like it might be a bit too hurried, a bit too improvised -- an erratic concoction. But taking it in, it is solid enough and steady. It will get you where you need to go.
The Karmeliet tripel is easier to drink than, say, a La Chouffe. There is nothing acidic or citrus-like about the Karmeliet tripel. It's a beer that doesn't have profundity. But you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2012 06:09:24 | More by amendt
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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
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