Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by crashlimo:
2.63/5 rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Picked up a 750 at costco, poured into a pint glass
A: Golden yellow color. Extensive head despite very careful pouring. Looks surprisingly carbonated.
S: Smells overwhelmingly skunky. Any more pleasant tones are drown out.
T: Sweet fruity notes of bannana and cloves are buried under the skunky aroma and initial flavor. Tastes as if a heineken has been mixed with a subtle triple, and the heiny won.
M: Light annd crisp. Heavy carbonation, but refreshing nonetheless.
D: Drinks well for the ABV, as long as you don't mind the unappealing flavor (perhaps the bottle saw a bit too much light in its day).
This is the first of the style that I have roundly NOT enjoyed. Overall quite disappointing
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2010 17:00:52 | More by crashlimo
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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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