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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,975 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,975
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 163
Gots: 238 | 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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the small bottle (thanks markaberrant!) into my chimay chalice. Initially an almost two finger loose offwhite head formed on the pour. It didnt stick around very long, but there is a persistent, thin, tight foam over the etching in the centre of the chalice.

Nice aromas. Hints of bubblegum, likely due to the wheat, and perhaps aided by the yeast. Caramelized candi sugar, pale malts, and hints of spiced pear and apple. A touch of alcohol is noted in the aroma as well.

Tasty stuff! A fair amount of caramel that goes great with the nuances of spiced fruit thanks to the phenolics and esters. The grains are also evident, a touch of bubble gum and nuttiness thanks to the wheat, even hints of banana, as well as bready pale malts. A lightly bitter floral character takes up the rear.

Great attenuation, despite the loads of caramel flavour there is only a light residual sweetness. Very nicely balanced between the yeast and its by products, but a beer with this much caramel could use a touch more hops in my opinion, but this is a minor quibble.

Drinkable? Well it is certainly satisfying on this cool almost summer rainy afternoon. The hint of warming alcohol is much more welcome than it would be on a hot day. This is damn tasty stuff, and i would certianly recommend it to any fan of tripels, belgians, or a newbie looking to expand their horizons. Thanks again Mark!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 22:10:03 | More by demcorhip
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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,975 ratings.