Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
Tulip glass from a tap at Barley's in Greenville SC
A: Pours a bright, pale honey/golden color, with a small-to-moderate size, exceptionally creamy head. Head has good retention, at least as a ring.
S&T: Light and fruity, although no specific fruit comes to the fore. Clove and banana elements, but less pronounced than in some tripels. Honey too. The aroma is a bit boozy, but in a positive way ... think fine brandy or liquer.
M: Very smooth, with a bit of alcohol warming. Nice, light carbonation.
Overall: One of the best tasting tripels I have ever had. Complex and flavorful, but not challenging. Very refined. Makes an excellent sipper, and I took a good long time to finish my serving, enjoying every sip.
03-27-2012 01:13:47 | More by chinchill
4.63/5 rDev +8.4%
A-cloudy yellow with a good thick white head
S-white wheats and a good citrus scent. some tang in there. medium strength
T-comes in with a great taste of subtle pale belgian malts, wheats, citrus, and a good taste of caramel. its a good and light tasting flavor, yet robust at the same time. its subtle and clean. has a good flavor of banana and ends with a matching after-taste.
M-very heavy carbonation with a crisp finish
O-generally for me, this style gets pretty harsh and unenjoyable. i've had many bad examples of tripels. this beer just redefines what i think of them. it is so great and complex, with such a smooth taste with that typical explosive belgian mouthfeel. i could always have this.
03-25-2012 18:16:58 | More by AdamBear
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
Old, faded straw color. Enormous fluffy head. Fairly translucent.
Big aroma of fruit and yeast. Bananas and hay. Huge scents.
It all comes together in the taste. Very full flavor and well balanced. Fruit, flowers, yeast, with a slight kick.
Very creamy and smooth but doesn't drink heavy at all.
Refreshing and fulfilling.
03-25-2012 03:08:31 | More by birderbeerer
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
I received a gift set of this brew with a glass from my fiancee. 11.2 oz bottle poured into the comically over sized chalice that came with the set. After the pour, it becomes very clear why the glass is sized and shaped the way it is. The clear orange liquid collects in the bulb shaped bottom of the glass, and about 4 inches of head collect on top. Splotchy lacing is left behind and after the head settles down, about a centimeter of thick white foam retains nicely. The aroma is yeasty with huge notes of lemon zest, waves of chamomile, a touch of clove along with some sourdough bread. The taste is starts off with moderate sweetness with notes of fruit. Citrus is present along with sourdough bread. The finish is dry. Great balance...the abv is very well hidden. The feel is highly carbonated with a medium body. Overall, this a very tasty and well balanced Tripel. It drinks more like a Belgian Pale which makes it a little dangerous.
03-19-2012 07:53:54 | More by homebrew311
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into D'Achouffe tulip.
A- pours a cloudy light gold with a ridiculous almost entire glass white head. Nice lacing on glass.
S- lemon, cloves, peppercorns.
T- wheat, lemon, banana, cloves, and peppercorns.
M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess too it when it warms.
O- excellent triple. One of the better ones I have had.
03-18-2012 04:05:20 | More by kawilliams81
3.45/5 rDev -19.2%
On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.
Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very fruity with some spice and very floral aromas. Taste is of grain, spice, yeast, and floral flavors. There is an almost medicinal bitterness on the palate that sticks around after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a somewhat flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good tripel but it's much different from what I was expecting.
03-09-2012 06:31:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,065 ratings.