Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.79/5 rDev +12.2%
A: hazy gold with a fat cap of lacey foam - it's one of those beers that foam up and overflow if you don't measure your pour
S: light fruits and soft floral notes
T: clean malt grains give it a strong simple elegrance; nearby: graceful pale fruits and banana gracefully interwoven with honey and floral/herbal accents
M: clean, fresh, soft, creamy, fuzzy
O: wonderful pay-off on an impulse buy - one of the best tasting and feeling tripels - right up there with Westmalle's tripel as two of the finest tripels in the world - I'm going to say that the Karmeliet has a more champagne-like character - perhaps the use of three grains (oat, wheat, and barley) creates the difference.
This one's been revisited a few times since my initial review, and always tastes top-tier.
06-10-2012 20:52:39 | More by Greywulfken
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
On Tap in Nancy, France.
Poured a golden blonde with about a finger and a half worth of head
Smell was timid though sweet with hints of banana
Taste was sharp with a smooth finish almost honey-like. No alcohol hints what so ever.
Mouthfeel was retained for several minutes before another sip was needed.
Overall a great Belgian style beer that showed its class.
06-05-2012 20:22:45 | More by Louski
4.73/5 rDev +10.8%
Great tasting triple. Sharing the 750ml bottle was perfect. The bartender poured it poorly and had 2 inches of head. After I couldn't wait any longer to try it, I took a mouthful of foam and then got to the delicious beer.
Great taste rolling around in the mouth followed by a very enjoyable finish.
06-03-2012 03:29:32 | More by Sloiceman
4.4/5 rDev +3%
A - Clear straw yellow, high carbonation, huge frothy head that doesn't want to go away.
S - Crisp and tart apple, some sweetness like a pear, with some light spice and a touch of yeast.
T - Very clean, tastes how it smells but even better. There is a bit of green apple, sweet pear, spice almost like a bit of white pepper. Ends with a touch of yeast and hint of alcohol.
M - Light body, finishes clean, the carbonation tingles and the alcohol warms.
O - What a great surprise. Doesn't have as many dimensions as many Belgian tripels but when you make something simple this good, don't mess around with a bunch of tricks. Great beer.
06-01-2012 00:41:04 | More by steelerguy
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,092 ratings.