Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 750 ml bottle
Pour: First pour gave an effervescent, clear orange-gold color with a massive white head that retains decently. Small bubbles of lacing on the way down. Second pour was more cloudy, as I realized the yeasts were still on the bottom. Oops!
Smell: Slight deduction here for the slightly skunky aroma (due to the green bottle). Other than that, spicy and sweet with hints of vanilla and fruity esters.
Taste: Big vanilla sweetness starts things off, with an underlying hint of apple. Spicy, peppery, and slightly alcoholic middle with a hint of honey and yeast (note: the yeasty note was a little more prominent the second pour, but didn't dramatically change the flavor). Finishes clean with a slight citrus hoppy zing and more fruity notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with high carbonation. Very champagne-like.
Drinkability: Big flavor and alcohol, yet very refreshing. Almost too drinkable for this big of a brew - you could get in major trouble!
Final Notes: One heck of a beer, and it would be even better if they didn't package it in those damn green bottles (seriously, what's up with those?). Sweet and fruity, would be a great champagne substitute. I love it.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2011 04:42:46 | More by bagpiper2005
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