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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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Ratings: 3,500
Reviews: 1,228
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 246
Gots: 533 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a massive three figer head with the consistency of dish soap bubbles sits atop a crystal clear golden straw colored body. even though the head eventually dies down, you can still see hundreds of bubbles rise to the top to hold the foam cap together. my nose is greeted with hints of spicy yeast, banannas, wheat and oats to produce a wonderful bread aroma. i can taste a definate wheat bread body with a mellow bananna flavor and a spicy dry finish. mouthfeel is light and airy at first thanks to the nice balance of carbonation. then it becomes heavier as the grains and yeast form a bready body and finishes with a long dry spice finish.

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A - Pours a cloudy golden color with a two-finger frothy white head. Long lasting with a lot of lacing. Looks very inviting and appealing in my Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass. This is actually the first time I've had the beer, and I've had the glass for some time now.

S - Sweet with some fruity notes, and a little musky funk is definitely noted.

T - Very complex, but awesomely balanced. Caramel, melons, banana, cloves, a little grassy hoppyness. Musky wet hay flavors, similar to Saison Imperiale (De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium). A little alcohol is detected in the finish, but becomes a little subdued as it warms.

M - Medium viscocity, but the carbonation is very well balanced, making it a little too easy to drink. Very enjoyable. This is by far one of the best Belgian ales I've ever had. Gonna be getting a few bottles of this to age. I'll be reviewing these in the future...

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

I poured this one from an 11.2oz skinny brown bottle into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a mostly clear, bright golden color with a 3/4" fluffy crown of snow white lace. The lace slowly dropped to a thin cap and left moderate lacing down the glass.

S= Aromas were very sweet, fruity, and yeasty. Malts were forward, as were the phenols and the earthy/funky yeast notes.

T= The bakery malt sweetness had a floral honey-like quality to it, and the yeast brought big estery fruitiness. The middle was full of pleasant medicinal phenols and a drying yeasty funk. The finish was moderately dry and perfectly balanced against the early sweetness of this ale. Big and balanced alcohols in the finish as well.

MF= Medium body with a beautifully effervescent carbonation level. The big sweetness made this feel more syrupy than it actually was.

D= A great example of a moderate strength tripel with a sweeter flavor profile. For me the complexity was just average, but the flavors present were all excellent and well balanced, making this one very drinkable beer. I almost always have two in me before I know it!

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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