Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Even when poured carefully, this 750 mL green bottle discharges with a huge, creamy white foam. Beer color is a very pale yellow, maybe the palest tripel I have encountered. Retention is very good and lacing is ok. Has a best by stamp of 08/04/12 on the neck label that is easy to miss.
Hint of skunk aroma, damn these green bottles, with lots of candy-sweet light grain. Yeast is doing great things in the nose and provides lots of fruity esters. Alcohol is soft for a tripel and it has a notable hop presence. Once the skunk funk dissipates, it is an awesome smelling tripel.
Wow, that is very tasty. I cant believe it has taken me so long to finally get to this beer. Freshness and the green bottle have scared me away multiple times. Yeast is really active in the flavor and throws off alot of cloves and melon flavors. Alcohol is there, but it seems more dialed down than in most tripels. Mouthfeel is very soft and creamy and the grain presence maintains its lightness. Finish is dry and has a bitter hop and alcohol kick. Highly carbonated, a bit too much for me. This is probably up there in my top 5 favorite tripels. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2010 00:31:08 | More by twiggamortis420
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