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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,973 Ratings
THE BROS
95
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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 163
Gots: 239 | 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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spoony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750ml into a chalice.

A-Nice straw, light honey coloring. My wife said "goldenrod," but I would say lighter than that. The head was a solid one and one-half finger of creamy, thick foam that lasted quite a while.

S-I was a little disappointed here. I noticed the sweet yeasty notes you would expect, but I did not get the spice (coriander or clove) that I was hoping for. A little lemon and a touch of alcohol were also there.

T-Lots of sweetness. The flavors were mild banana and yeast with a touch of hops on the mid-palate. You also got a little pear, but you had to search for it. Alcohol was there, especially as the beer warmed, but never dominant. I would have preferred more coriander and clove, which were minimal.

M-Pretty full bodied with noticeable carbonation. The finish was sweet.

O-I've had this beer before and remembered liking it a lot, so perhaps my expectations were too high, but I was a little disappointed. It is a good beer, but not a complex or great beer.

Edit--I have since had this beer again on multiple occasions, and it is coming back into my into my good graces. Perhaps the bottle that I reviewed got overheated (because, honestly, that it what is tasted like...skunked). Regardless, I am bumping up the smell, taste, and overall score by a half to a full point.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:28:08 | More by spoony
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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,973 ratings.