Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
NOTE [04-22-2005]: Review edited based on my latest tasting. Appearance from 4.0 to 5.0. Smell from 4.5 to 5.0. Taste from 4.5 to 5.0.
Additional tasting notes:
A: Large, rocky, river foamy, micro-bubble head with a bright "what's in the Pulp Fiction briefcase?" golden color. Fantastic.
S: Everything a Tripel is supposed to smell like is embodied in this beer, however no one particular scent ever dominates the others. A masterful blend.
T: I attempted to find any detriment in the taste be it departure from style, off flavors, or anything but could not. This is the perfect Tripel.
Original 01-06-2005 review below:
Shared this Magnum bottle with two beer-tasting friends of mine, on the recommendation of Mr. Richard Tingle, the beer manager at Oak Tree Discount Wines & Spirits in South Plainfield, NJ.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden honey color. Tiny micro-bubbles forming a thin self-repleneshing head.
Smell: Sweet grains, mild honey, and bubble gum coupled with rosy floral notes from the hops. Clean Belgian Tripel esthers. Very appealing.
Taste: Super well rounded. Excellent balance of sweetness and bitterness. For and 8% beer, alcohol is virtually non-present in the taste, but leaves a warming feeling in the finish along with a dash of hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation. Infinitesimally small bubbles that make for a creamy and velvety but crisp and clean mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Easy to drink. Superb mouthfeel and wonderful taste make this one an easy drinker.
01-06-2005 19:47:49 | More by EPseja
5/5 rDev +17.1%
This is my first time tasting this bar--bought as a leftover giftpack with 4 bottles ands a tulip glass.
This is the best tripel I have ever had--which btw is my favorite beer style.
Clear golden color with streaming bubbles; nice white head died down to uneven white cap
Golden aromas of grain and bread/toast
Refreshing; grain bill shows through with light flavors of bread and just a hint of hops
Pretty standard medium carbonation; thin, crisp body overall
Delicious in my book; the lightly toasted bread and grain is a treat.
Just a fantastic brew; my new favorite!
01-20-2012 19:53:04 | More by csrbv
5/5 rDev +17.1%
A- Bright, comparatively clear medium yellow. Big, foamy, snow white head of coarse bubbles.
What a perfume on this beer! It doesn't get much better than this, and if it does, I want to know where. Spices, yeast, sweet malt, tropical flowers/fruits, champagne, bread dough, buttery shortbread, green apple.
T- Tripel Karmeliet drinks as beautifully as it smells. The entire composition of this beer is magnificent. Delicious. The sweet rich malt has grafted together with the spicy phenolic flavors to perfection. Very alluring, it is hard to put this beer down. Decadent satisfaction here.
M, D- Nearly flawless feel -- just as the full-bodied sweet/spice coats the palate, the CO2 washes away just the right portion of it to make you want to hit the repeat button, over, and over, and over....
05-12-2010 22:16:37 | More by WhiteOak
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,065 ratings.