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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,407
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 219
Gots: 448 | FT: 5
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-27-2001

3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into my trusty Chimay chalice;
Best Before: 22 G L (whatever that means?)

A: poured a golden color, with a cloudy haze; bits of yeast floated in the brew; head is tall and long lasting, a bright whit color, about 2 fingers thick at the climax; leaves spotty lacing on the glass

S: bright and full nose; hints of citrus - lemon zest - and fruity/funky Belgian yeast; banana and clove also here

T: sweet up front with a complex, grainy malt and clove touch; perhaps honey at the front as well; taste turns to the fruity, funky yeast flavor, with the mellow notes of alcohol coming through; finishes dry with a touch of herbal hoppiness; not bitter, but not too dry either

M: medium bodied; good carbonation; thick on the mouth at first, but finishes crisp and fresh

D: beautiful drinkability; very easy to down

A great example of the Belgian Tripel style. The 8% ABV allows you to drink more than one without feeling too buzzed. A great Belgian Tripel!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a few days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-60F.

Got gunsmoke from the small, capped bottle. HUGE, white, noisy head in my round-bottomed glass. The core is dense, but the edges are coarse, leading to a beautiful, uneven slow, ice-cream collapse. Thick, clumpy foam is more an extension of the head than it is lacing. The beer is clear amber gold.

There's a very nice, spicy smell, full of sweet fruit. The front specializes that fruit to apples, I think. Sweet and spicy. Then malt. The finish is just a little syrupy, but still manages to be fresh. Some alcohol is noticeable in the aftertaste. This probably isn't the most interesting tripel, but it sure isn't far off.

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100% natural.

Transports me to medieval celebrations with spiritual foundations.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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