Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by dbell23:
4.8/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Freshness date on the neck of the bottle. It's past the "best buy" date. Color is a hazy gold with very active carbonation. Nice big head with good retention and lacing. Nice looking beer.
The smell is delightful. Honey, mild spice, phenols,and yeast. Great Belgian Tripel smell.
Taste is all Tripel. Slightly crisp, fruity, phenols, slight spiciness. Maybe a little warming alcohol. Great Tripel taste. From other reviews, I see that it might be a little over the top. I guess that's the way I like my Tripels because I really like this beer. It's certainly in the ball park with la fin du monde.
Mouthfeel is great. Starts out crisp with a smooth finish. Perfect.
Overall a great beer. The fact that it is out of date seems to not be an issue. I will definitely be drinking this one again. If you like Tripels this a must try.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 21:34:59 | More by dbell23
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4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: a light brown 330mL brown bottle with a very busy yet stylish old-school Belgian label depicting the wheat fields.
Appearance: pours a honey amber colour with fine carbonation. A big white head bursts up and settles to a creamy white finger, leaving thick lacing as it dropped. Looks awesome!
Aroma: smells of spice, pepper, wheat and orchard fruits. Quite complex and refreshing.
Taste: again the complexity of flavours come through nicely with some heavier brandy and heavy fruits.
Aftertaste: flows through to the finish, lingering for a time. Pretty easy drinking yet nice as a slow sipper.
Mouth feel: a moderate- to- fuller body, with the sharp carbonation avoiding it being too syrupy.
Overall: a good quality Belgian Tripel - nice complexity of wheat, Belgian yeasts, orchard fruits, spice and some heavier ABV notes. Well worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 00:50:52 | More by SmashPants
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,598 ratings.