Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle. I love painted bottles and this one had a cool label. The neck had a small paper label with a best by date of May08. It had a slightly hazy golden color with bits of yeast floating especially towards the end of the pour. The bottle gave a loud pop and the cork nearly shot out of my hands. It had a massive 4 finger whitish head that slowly, slowly settled to a constant foam with great lacing. The aroma was incredible. It was fruity with a ton of spice. It really reminded me of the better wit smells. The mouthfeel was creamy and has the perfect amount of carb (which was constantly bubbling from the bottle of the snifter). The taste was also incredible. The problem I have with most tripels is that the great flavors get overpowered by the high ABV. This one is on the lower end of the ABV range and is perfectly balanced. The spiciness just washes over your palette and has you reaching for more. Overall, an incredible beer that I can't recommend enough. I try to rarely give out all 5's but I couldn't find a single area that didn't truly deserve it. (5, RR, T, Y, HOF)
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2007 02:00:06 | More by TexIndy
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,971 ratings.