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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,494 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,494
Reviews: 1,227
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 246
Gots: 528 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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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330ml brown bottle
8.4% abv

Tripel Karmeliet was pale gold in color and hazy. It had a towering white head with good retention and lacing. The smell was yeasty with pepper, clove and other spices. The taste was peppery spices upfront followed by candi sugar, light malt, and light fruit. The finish was long, dry and peppery with just a touch of noticeable alcohol. The mouthfeel was good with a medium body and high carbonation. The drinkability was very good. This is one of the best Tripels that I have ever tried and is highly recommended.

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It was a dark golden-yellow. To me, this wasnt a beer, but more like a sweet wine wine. It did not taste like a tripel at all. Great stuff, one the best beers I've had to date. I can drink this all night.

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