Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by iSip:
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tripel Karmeliet: I am not one to by $20 four packs of beer. But after a year of exploring beer on Beer Advocate, I was puzzled by how these expensive Belgian beers could have thousands of reviews and sky high ratings. Are they better that a New Belgium Triple? What is the fuss? So I sprung for a four pack of Tripel Karmeliet, which was the only A rated Tripel I could locate at my favorite beverage store. You have probably tried this brew, so you know the body is cloudy and golden in hue. The head is thick and billowy, laces well and forms wonderful patterns as you make your way to the last sip. The aroma is bountiful with amazing complexity. Which brings me to the flavor, or should I say experience. Waves of ever-changing notes wash over the palate. All of those adjectives you read in beer reviews, well, you can actually taste in this brew: tree ripe apricot, light dust of fresh ground cinnamon spice, warm homemade bread dough, lick of a cement trowel. In the Tripel Karmeliet these adjectives really do apply. Now I get it. But is it beer? After trying many brews, this Tripel blows you away with the complexity of flavors, and leaves you in wonderment of how did they do that? How can you brew beer with those notes? But really, the Karmeliet does not taste like beer, does it? I would not serve one to a beer lover who does not have a minimum of Belgian experience or he/she will think I just added fruit juices to an now ruined Budweiser.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2011 16:22:32 | More by iSip
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Beauty incarnate. Light and bubbly on the tough, light and bubbly in a snifter. Smells of banana, clove, biscuit, and a pleasant time about to come. Holds a steady stream of carbonation from first pour to last sip. A sneaky little bugger, too; you'd never guess it's 9.0 abv by smell or taste.
And you can find it at Costco, too, at least in Michigan. Never would have thought, but never more appreciative.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 02:42:54 | More by Tripel_Threat
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,991 ratings.