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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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95
world-class

2,699 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2699
Reviews: 1157
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%


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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Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very light amber color, but not pale. It has a sunlight yellow appearance with a magnificently foamy white head, which could easily be mistaken for soap bubbles. It would be impossible to ascertain the amount of lacing, because it seems to merge seamlessly with the head. There's lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: It has a very spicy, floral, and citrus-like smell to it. It is Belgian at its very essence. Breathing in is overwhelming with scent. I get some banana, mellow flowers like daisies, there is a pear-like smell to it, and it smells very light like orange and apple blossoms.

T: It has a wonderful taste to it. I get a flavor profile that is very similar to the way it smells. I pick up flavors of banana, vanilla, and a light spice with hints of ginger. It's wonderful. I can't label it as perfect, but it is so close! There are hints of the earthy hops, but they stand in the background a bit. I bet if I drank this IN Belgium, it would be a 100% 5.0 across the board.

M: The mouthfeel is great. It is so smooth and delicious. There is a wonderful zest of carbonation...I am so surprised at how wonderful this beer is.

O: This beer is near perfect. It could easily be all 5.0 all around. It is wonderful and delicious...I would recommend this to anyone, regardless of what their beer preference is.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 21:03:58 | More by teromous
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Pours a gorgeous hazy golden yellow. One finger of dense creamy white head, looking more like milk than foam. Great retention, awesome lacing, and a dense column of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell is bright and alive. Lovely yeasty esters with fruit (banana) and gentle spice, plus some residual sweetness in the back. Yum.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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