From Brouwerij Bosteels – Tripel Karmeliet is still brewed to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 originating in the former Carmelite monastery in Dendermonde. Written over 300 years ago, this recipe describes the user of three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley.
Brouwerij Bosteels – Tripel Karmeliet – On tap at London Gastropub Monrovia, CA. Poured in a goblet. 8% abv.
Appearance: Pours a vibrant yellow gold with a thin white ring.
Aroma: Vanilla, banana and honey.
Taste: Vanilla, honey, spicy fruity yeast.
Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy.
Overall: A very enjoyable Tripel. It didn’t have the typical earthy spicy tones I associate with classic Tripels.
October 27, 2010 @ 2:54 pm
Wow, this is quite the understated beer review.
Triple Karmeliet is one of my personal favorites. A fresh bottle or from the tap, for me, reveals a bouquet of floral hops. I actually do pick up on the spicy but it is muted. I agree that earthy is not really there but green and almost citrusy. The citrus might more appropriately be described asas like bergamot orange or curacao as opposed to tradition citrus descriptions like lemon, grapefruit, or orange. Almost perfumy. When you compare a Triple Karmliet to a Deus, the Deus smells very similar but much much more intense.