Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels
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4.09/5 rDev -4.2%
A: Pours a translucent bright light gold with tons of effervescence and two full fingers of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle,leaving a big rocky layer of bubbles all across the beer.
S: The nose is gains, spice, unripe bananas, and mild (but stinging) lemon citrus. It smells good. More like a saison than a triple.
T: It starts out dry and chalky with grains, spice, and mild bubblegum. As it moves towards the middle I get that lemon citrus bite along with clove and coriander. As it moves to the back end, I get light malt and unripe bananas. Not too much alcohol. It's just right.
M: Medium bodied beer. It's dry to start with the beer coating the palate. The flavors mingle well when the beer is there. In the finish it's sticky and cloying. The spices tend to linger long after the beer is gone.
O: This is a solid brew. It doesn't strike me as a super traditional triple, as the flavors remind me more of a saison, but this is a delicious treat on a hot summer day. I like it. I'd drink this again if I was in the mood for it.
06-26-2013 20:13:16 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.11/5 rDev -3.7%
This Belgian brew is a very gassy and very smooth drink with a hint of fruit. Tasty brew to say the least! Light blonde appearance with a fluffy head, could sip, gulp, or chug this one! There is essentially no bite and leaves you wanting another. This beer is a definite must!
06-23-2013 11:54:07 | More by GuicYHops
4.1/5 rDev -4%
A: gorgeous golden color purging a perfect white and frothy head about 3 fingers deep.
Smell: nice and pleasant sweet and banana with some yeast. Not as hugely bright as other triples I have had.
T: classic tripel with a range of flavors coming in waves. Bitter ...sweet...banana...yeast. Not as overpowering as other triples I have had.
Mouthfeel: bubbly and light. Very pleasant
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Had never heard reviews or tasted before. I was really surprised by how much I liked drinking it all the way to the end. For me, normally a tripel is a bit of a challenge as it overpowers me by the end of the beer. This one tasted great all the way through. Would buy again and recommend.
06-21-2013 16:21:52 | More by Dcunicelli
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a hazy dandelion yellow with a pristine white head that pours about an inch thick before settling down to a thin covering. Good retention; superb lacing.
Hay, Lemon, and summer days. Towards the end it gets a bit spicier with some pepper and yeast odors.
Rich, big flavor. Touches of citrus and earthy grass tones. Kind of tastes like a "unit" to me. The wheat mellows it so nice that it becomes well-balanced enough to make individual flavors less obvious. Good hoppy hook at the end pulls you out of these delusions.
Good carbonation, round and the tiniest bit sticky. Nice mouth-coating flavor that lasts (got to be too much at the end of the bottle). Both lighter-tasting and heavier feeling than I expected.
Good Tripel. Definitely different than other Tripels, but worth trying. It had a superb head and was good tasting to me on the whole. Towards the end it got a little too sticky for my taste (but honestly that is something I don't like about most tripels). Would drink again.
06-17-2013 22:48:29 | More by TheDoctor
3.75/5 rDev -12.2%
Appearance: Cloudy; peach colored; small head that dissipates quickly with no lacing
Aroma: Sour; citrus notes; peppery; bananas; vanilla
Taste: Creamy; tart; peppery; very good
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores
06-15-2013 23:03:35 | More by IchLiebeBier
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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