Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 750ml into a chalice.
A-Nice straw, light honey coloring. My wife said "goldenrod," but I would say lighter than that. The head was a solid one and one-half finger of creamy, thick foam that lasted quite a while.
S-I was a little disappointed here. I noticed the sweet yeasty notes you would expect, but I did not get the spice (coriander or clove) that I was hoping for. A little lemon and a touch of alcohol were also there.
T-Lots of sweetness. The flavors were mild banana and yeast with a touch of hops on the mid-palate. You also got a little pear, but you had to search for it. Alcohol was there, especially as the beer warmed, but never dominant. I would have preferred more coriander and clove, which were minimal.
M-Pretty full bodied with noticeable carbonation. The finish was sweet.
O-I've had this beer before and remembered liking it a lot, so perhaps my expectations were too high, but I was a little disappointed. It is a good beer, but not a complex or great beer.
Edit--I have since had this beer again on multiple occasions, and it is coming back into my into my good graces. Perhaps the bottle that I reviewed got overheated (because, honestly, that it what is tasted like...skunked). Regardless, I am bumping up the smell, taste, and overall score by a half to a full point.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2012 01:28:08 | More by spoony
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