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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,923 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,923
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 162
Gots: 223 | FT: 4
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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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle

Pour: First pour gave an effervescent, clear orange-gold color with a massive white head that retains decently. Small bubbles of lacing on the way down. Second pour was more cloudy, as I realized the yeasts were still on the bottom. Oops!

Smell: Slight deduction here for the slightly skunky aroma (due to the green bottle). Other than that, spicy and sweet with hints of vanilla and fruity esters.

Taste: Big vanilla sweetness starts things off, with an underlying hint of apple. Spicy, peppery, and slightly alcoholic middle with a hint of honey and yeast (note: the yeasty note was a little more prominent the second pour, but didn't dramatically change the flavor). Finishes clean with a slight citrus hoppy zing and more fruity notes.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with high carbonation. Very champagne-like.

Drinkability: Big flavor and alcohol, yet very refreshing. Almost too drinkable for this big of a brew - you could get in major trouble!

Final Notes: One heck of a beer, and it would be even better if they didn't package it in those damn green bottles (seriously, what's up with those?). Sweet and fruity, would be a great champagne substitute. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 04:42:46 | More by bagpiper2005
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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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