1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

Not Rated.
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,132 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,132
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 182
Gots: 307 | FT: 5
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tripel Karmeliet Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,132 | Reviews: 1,184 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BrendanDouglas
5/5  rDev +17.1%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Tumble
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Tumble, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
5/5  rDev +17.1%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of bwalcottayers
5/5  rDev +17.1%

bwalcottayers, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of whino
5/5  rDev +17.1%

whino, May 08, 2012
Photo of Monchito_IPA
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Monchito_IPA, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of haighter
5/5  rDev +17.1%

haighter, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of KoG
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Heaven in a bottle.

Golden color with a fuffy white head that slowly fades as you drink leaving a good amount of chunky lacing.

Smell is very pleasant. Spicy with a slight fruityness and a hint of grain and sweet malts. Corriander and possibly clove make a good showing.

Taste is superb. No trace of alcohol, starting slightly fruity with a slight sweetness. Fades off into a good spicy hop finish that doesn't dry out the mouth. No off flavors at all, just strictly solid flavors.

Best beer I've ever had. At 8% ABV it might not be a sessionable beer, but that won't stop me from having a few, now to find it in a closer location than Oregon.

KoG, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of Thia417
5/5  rDev +17.1%

I had the Tripel Karmeliet on tap at the Cheeky Monk in Denver when I flew out for GABF '09. I've had the it bottled before and enjoyed it, but on tap it just blew me away. This is my new favorite beer and I don't usually like Belgians.

I'm no pro at describing beers and why I like them. But here's my attempt:

The head was light and foamy.
The aroma was floral, fruity and slightly spicy.
The taste was so smooth and wonderful. It perfectly melded the malt and citrus taste together. I want to say it had a slight pear taste to it, but I'm horrible at picking out specific flavors. Either way, I greatly enjoyed it.

Thia417, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of eroc360
5/5  rDev +17.1%

eroc360, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of gdhawley
5/5  rDev +17.1%

gdhawley, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of dvinci9
5/5  rDev +17.1%

dvinci9, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of crobinso
5/5  rDev +17.1%

crobinso, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Mafia88
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Mafia88, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
5/5  rDev +17.1%

This tripel produces massive amounts of yellowish white head, and has champagne like carbonation to it. The body is slightly hazy and dark gold in color.

The aromas are fruity. I detect hints of apple and pear.

The taste is very inviting. It is very apple like, with hints of white grape. The taste also reminds me a bit of ginger ale.

This brew is very refreshing and altogether well balanced. It's also got the typical warm alcoholic quality to it.

TheSarge, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of kramtronix
5/5  rDev +17.1%

kramtronix, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of shockrocker65
5/5  rDev +17.1%

shockrocker65, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Aixois
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Aixois, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of WallingBrew
5/5  rDev +17.1%

WallingBrew, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of caninedevotion
5/5  rDev +17.1%

caninedevotion, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Rhinehart
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Rhinehart, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of matzah
5/5  rDev +17.1%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Asgeirr
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Asgeirr, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Pellinore1, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of beerbtl
5/5  rDev +17.1%

beerbtl, Jun 23, 2013
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,132 ratings.