Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz bottle poured *carefully* into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
Hazy, coppery, melted butter color. Four fingers of head. Most ridiculous head retention I've seen in a long time. Puffy clings of lacing. Looks fluffy and very inviting.
I smell banana, coriander, fresh bread, must, and some citric flavors (lemony/orange). A little nutty from the suspended yeast. Mild spiciness, very mellow fruit essences.
Up front spicy bite yields to a fruity soft banana. Very doughy malt with a prick of aged hops. Complexities offered in the forms of clove, bitter walnut, and orange rind. A nice dry finish, punched with an alcoholic bite. Not too strong, sweet, or spicy like many other tripels.
Great drinkability. Higher carbonation doesn't subtract from a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Pretty much semi-dry (slight stickiness on the lips). Incredible construction. A must have.
My favorite tripel. A beer I will always remember, seek out, and turn to.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2011 02:54:19 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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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