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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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world-class

3,004 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,004
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 167
Gots: 249 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-27-2001)
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Premo88

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

25.9 oz. bomber poured into tulip
(13-06-15 printed on bottom; June 13, 2015 expiration date)

L: now THAT's a head! this thing was foaming up almost through the top of the bottle as soon as I opened it ... massive head, almost the entire glass, white foam that's thick and sticky; brew is bright yellow-orange, maybe a pale gold ... a bit hazy, not 100% clear, but it's mostly clear. no red in it at all.

S: sour grapes, some banana, a little sweetness ... white wine

T: loads of sweetness, fruity like a dubbel, but there's an immediate difference: HOPS! not a ton or any kind of crazy hop-bite, but there is clearly a grassy/citrusy note that must be hops ... surely that isn't all yeast. holy crap is this good -- it's like a lemony dubbel; the fruit here is a mix of pear, apple, strawberries -- very sweet and light; candy orange with a lemon twist

F: if this isn't perfect, there's no such thing ... totally Belgian with a full-on blast of carbonation

O: better than I imagined, and I imagined it would be good ... a fantastic mix of sweet and tart notes with nothing overcoming anything else ... there's citrus notes, there's sweet fruit, there's even that pinch of grassiness -- more the flavor of hops than bitterness. a fantastic brew, so good I plan on revisiting this one often this summer (it seems perfect for hotter weather)

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 17:34:49 | More by Premo88
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bmurray10

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-02-2014 00:29:15 | More by bmurray10
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irishpride

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-01-2014 12:36:37 | More by irishpride
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2014 03:09:20 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the beers I sampled on my first trip to Belgium back in 2008 - I thought it was great then and now it's time to review!

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2014. Can't remember if I bought this in Belgium or over here. Described on the label as a 3-grain beer brewed to a 17th century recipe from the Carmelite order in Dendermonde. Contains wheat, barley and oats.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden hue with fine suspended sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of mild banana, subtle clove, white pepper, spice, grainy malt, faint biscuits, a touch of sugar and stewed hops. A whiff of warming booze in the background - very nice.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a lingering, dry finish. Notes of mild banana, clove, spice, grainy malt, sugar, subtle biscuits, faint grass/hay, a twinge of earthiness and stewed hops. An alcoholic hint lurks in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a delicate, yeasty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with prickly carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity esters, mild stewed leaves and subtle grain.

Very nice - a classic tripel. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour have a superbly balanced character that is dominated by Belgian yeast esters and hints of grain. The booze is nicely integrated. Good body. A tasty brew that goes down a treat - add this one to your must-try list.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 23:52:43 | More by jazzyjeff13
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rostencrantz

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-31-2014 21:00:42 | More by rostencrantz
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-31-2014 17:05:02 | More by atlbravsrno1
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mac31

California

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. It's a fantastic beer! Slightly sweet. Super smooth. Esters align with the great balance of the beer, equal amounts of banana, spice, belgian yeast. Soft, pleasnt bitterness inviting me to sip on-it was gone before I knew it. A nice balance of citrus, light caramel, balanced out by the soft, earthy hoppy bitterness. Thinner, but rounded, silky mouthfeel/body. Alcohol is perfectly covered, seems non existent. One of my new favorites. I am looking for clone recipe to replicate.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2014 08:27:23 | More by mac31
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Asrugan

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-31-2014 04:07:43 | More by Asrugan
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2014 15:58:30 | More by TheSamKuehn
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ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-29-2014 01:25:14 | More by ruckus232
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Dentist666

Russian Federation

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

0,33l bottle.
Pours hazy, yellow-golden beer with stiff and huge white head. Aroma is citrusy, fruity (banana), spicy (coriander, clove), yeasty, simultaneously similar to witbier, owing to wheat.
Taste is rich, at first warming and full of alcohol, lemony, zesty, semisweet. Raw grains on palate. I'm very disappointed, the beer looks like overfermented witbier, lacking tripel charming significantly.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 09:10:38 | More by Dentist666
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MarkCraven


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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mmess65

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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norkram72


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Ireland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beauty incarnate. Light and bubbly on the tough, light and bubbly in a snifter. Smells of banana, clove, biscuit, and a pleasant time about to come. Holds a steady stream of carbonation from first pour to last sip. A sneaky little bugger, too; you'd never guess it's 9.0 abv by smell or taste.
And you can find it at Costco, too, at least in Michigan. Never would have thought, but never more appreciative.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 02:42:54 | More by Tripel_Threat
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 21:07:38 | More by skywizzard
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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,004 ratings.