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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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Reviews: 1,241
Hads: 3,727
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 266
Gots: 681 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-27-2001

3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.
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Photo of sawbones420
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

After lamenting, to my beer guy, the fact that my favorite Tripel, Westmalle, was rarely in stock, he recommend I try out Karmeliet, as he believed it to be an exceptional iteration of the classic Belgian style. I took the 750ml bottle home and shoved it in the back of my fridge, forgetting about it for close to a month.

Pulled it out tonight, popped the cork, and poured it into my favorite Brooklyn Brewery snifter. A light-colored, not-exceptionally hazy apricot liquid pours out, amassing a decent size head that quickly and audibly dissipates to a low level, fading entirely soon after. Seems rather carbonated for the style (or is my glass oily? it looked sparkly clean...)

Smell seems reminiscent of a hearty Czech Pilsener, although it's still very evident this is a fruity Tripel. I'm wondering if Saaz hops were used in this brew... later on as it warms, I smell more Tripel and less Pils

My initial suspicions about carbonation prove to be true, as the mouthfeel is lively, yet still has that sharpish throat bite due to the 8% ABV. This beer really dances on the back of your tongue. I'm not sure how, but it somehow manages to be both light and bold in the same sip. Complex. Beautiful!

Flavors are slightly fruity with what I consider a PERFECT hop balance. It has a spicy flavorful finish that combines well with that warm alcoholic mouthfeel. My throat is left all warm, wanting another sip.

A VERY easy-to-drink beer, indeed, which might be dangerous with its high(er) alcohol content and price tag. While I'm not sure this dethrones Westmalle as my favorite Tripel, I certainly can't think of a better runner-up. I will be aging a couple bottles of this to see how things mellow over time.

A definite recommendation to lovers of the style, and of beer in general

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Photo of GuinnessSmurf
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured in a goblet style beer glass, this beer is mostly blonde with hints of orange. It is very deep colored... thick for such a light color beer.

Smell: A very clean, fresh smell that has subtle hints of grapes, pears and spices. As the beer warmed up to room temperature, some of the alcohol scent hits you. Still, subdued for a 8% ABV beer.

Taste: This is a very pleasant taste...reminds me a lot of the ABT 12 trappist ale. The flavor is very well rounded, starting with an almost apricot sweet/sourness that blends into a malty alcohol flavor that really warms the mouth and back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: The body is just heavy enough to keep the flavor on the tongue for a solid taste. It is still light enough that it flows down very easily and begs for the next sip. Excellent balance!

Drinkablility: Highly drinkable - both as a special treat with a meal, a night cap with a book, or a crazy drunken feast of Dionysus sesh.

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Photo of Zraly
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a warm honey color with a soft, white head. Mild lacing. Nice smell of fruit and a mild alcohol note.

Full flavored, packed with strong notes of honey, fruit and grain. Hops are subtle and complete the finish with a fresh herbal note. Alcohol is well-masked and this could be deceptive! Sweet, but not cloying. A spicy but subdued fizzy pop in the finish makes for a superb mouthfeel and finish. Very smooth and approachable. A nice example of the style without being too "run of the mill."

A strong and classy beverage that would suit well for pairing with poultry or pork dishes.

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Photo of Maloney1011
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: cloudy, light orange/dark yellow, well retained white head.

Aroma: fresh cirtus orange and light coriander with slight banana. Wheat base aroma.

Flavor: citrus/coriander and banana jump out first. Wheat follows through with a nice finish. Very clean and balanced, in no way artificial. Little alcohol noticed for a tripel.

Feel: very carbonated, oats give it a thicker body, but not heavy.

Overall: very pleasant beer, well balanced, great gateway Belgium beer for folks looking to explore.

Side note: Poured from bottle at McNellie's Oklahoma City, Ok. I have bought before, am buying now, and will buy again! My wife says the perfect combination of alcohol and flavor on a tripel...

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Photo of becktone
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From notes 12-17-08

Done back to back with St. Feuillien Triple

Eye: Amazing, simply amazing. This one looks like liquid gold in a glass. One of the best brews I've poured in a while. It sure looks better than the St. Feuillien Triple in the same Duvel tulip. Color is crystal clear golden coin yellow. The head is more white than the walls in this room and has a rocky texture. Not as large a head as the Feuillien, but it has better staying power and is more appropriately sized. Sure, its always great to have a nice big head, but there can be too big. Feuillien poured at first as a ton of foam that simmered down to a very large head and some beer over a minute or two, this one is just right. Perfect. Don't think that it could get any better.

Nose: Very potent aroma, the glass is about two-three feet away from my nose right now and I can still smell this beer, can't pick out its nuances, but I can smell it and tell that it smells good. Strong spicy aroma, reminds me alot of a wit in that way, I get some orange character in here. Big fruit tones, again I can't stress how much this one smells like a wit, its got alot of similarities. Alcohol is present in the aroma, though not as much as the Feuillien. Alcohol in here is also much more refined and delicate, more a part of the beer rather than an ingredient which is a product of yeast that makes the beer. It just blends better. Now, this is the first time I've ever used this term, this one smells horsey. Not in a bad way, but there is something about it that just makes me want to say it is horsey. I like it, its a real unique delicate aroma.

Tongue: The biggest difference between the two beers, and the most important I feel is the fact that this one is crisp whilst Feuillien is not. It really makes a big differnce in the perception of flavor and the overall experience of the beer. Very fruity taste that finishes with a nice spicy character coming in somewhere between dry and, well.... "wet" I guess. Sweet malt flavor comes into play as well. Its there behind the orangeish fruity flavor, it supports it and adds depth to the beer. Whatever kind of sugar was used in this to give it strength is adding alot of nice flavor too. Real nice beer, get out there and try it.

Feel and Drinkability: I can't see how this could possibly get any better in the mouth. Its crisp with carbonation that really does the job for this one, at first it seems to scrub the palate, then it fades to a delicate feel and then is gone altogether leaving the palate with a long lasting aftertaste. I can't get over the similarities between this and a wit....Body is medium-light on the palate and is much more delicate than the Feuillien. For a beer that brags about being for connissours and gourmet taste the Feuillien sure lets down. This is a beer that I'll be drinking again and soon. If you've not tried it definitely give it a go. This is a great tripel that impresses. Now I've got some good beer to drink.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a 750mL bottle into a goblet; no freshness date to be found.
Strikes me as more of a saison, or maybe a strong pale ale than a tripel, as it distinctly reminds me of both Hennepin and La Fin Du Monde.
Pours a gorgeous hazy golden yellow with a huge head. The huge-ity of the head doesn't stick around but there remains a layer (perhaps half a centimeter) of foam throughout. Lots of sticky lace to be found on my glass.
Smells of citrus and spices, tastes even more so. A pleasant, rich yeast flavor lives in here but it's light enough to make this way drinkable. It's hard not to guzzle. The 8% alcohol is well balanced in this. You can taste that this is alcoholic but here you can feel and taste that there is more to the job of the alcohol than just to get you hammered.
One classy bitch of a beer.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy yellow with a good thick white head

S-white wheats and a good citrus scent. some tang in there. medium strength

T-comes in with a great taste of subtle pale belgian malts, wheats, citrus, and a good taste of caramel. its a good and light tasting flavor, yet robust at the same time. its subtle and clean. has a good flavor of banana and ends with a matching after-taste.

M-very heavy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-generally for me, this style gets pretty harsh and unenjoyable. i've had many bad examples of tripels. this beer just redefines what i think of them. it is so great and complex, with such a smooth taste with that typical explosive belgian mouthfeel. i could always have this.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From big corked bottle dated 21/03/12. Poured in a medium Duvel glass.
Big pop of cork and slight gush.
Pours a gold yellow with big active head.
Aroma of candy sugar, malts, citrus spritz.
Moderate carbonation and modest mouthfeel.
Flavors of malts, grassy hops, lemon & lime, candy sugar, fresh bread, light spice. Overall one of my favorite Belgian brews...refreshing, full body with nice malt sweetness, some complexity but very drinkable.

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Photo of sewald
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An awesome tripel. Got it from a local market and also drink it regularly at a local pub.

This beer is really complex. It portraits a somehow light body, however it feels very tasty and robust. It has fruity aromas of peach and sweet smells of caramel. Although it has a strong smell of alcohol, it doesn't feel like that when drinking (though it has 8% ABV).

Beautiful creamy head. Not as thick and majestic as a Duvel, but it's there. Fills the mouth with some yeast and malt (wheat) taste. Really a great beer, it has so many attributes that it's hard for me to describe them all here... Hmm I guess I have to go there and have another one in order to take some more notes. :-)

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Photo of goodbeerallday
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: appearance is a golden sunflower yellow with a pure white two finger head which reside very quickly. A consistant haze throughout as well.

S: huge banana and some slight vanilla. Peppery spice developed. Cannot wait to try!

T: holy karmeliet! No where near as much banana in the taste as on the nose but definately present. Near no bitterness but a spiciness that surrounds the mouth. Fairly dry and a lingering grassy note on the back pallet. At 8.4 abv this beer hides it extremely well. A wonderful 3 grain ale. well balanced with a comfortable drinking ability.

M: a tiny numbing feeling when drinking this around majority of mouth but extremely smooth and a soothing back note.

O: an amazing beer! Something that could have more than one and something worth recommending to all! This beer is extremely approachable and had me wanting more.

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Photo of Bierschenker
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured out the Karmeliet in a nice robust oversized wineglass. and I got a big beautiful foamy head. The colour could be described as rusty-gold.
This beer has one of the nicest odours, a very light fruity smell with spices. Especially pepper and some garden spices.
A very rich carbonation. Positive aroma, again light for 8%. With spices, pepper mostly and a very soft bitter-sweet undertone. Crisp. And the refreshing aspects of a glass of fruit juice on a hot summers day.
The Karmeliet is very drinkable for a beer with a reasonable alcohol percentage. Very refreshing, but also very dangerous. This is a beer that makes you want an other one and maybe after that another one… With obvious consequences, believe me, I’m talking out of experience.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of djack8617
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quickly vanishing head that originally poured a couple fingers thick. clear pale yellow hue. spicey aroma . +++ carbonation on each sip. Very sweet across the palate fruity mostly. very carbonated feel but hides the high alcohol content well.

Very enjoyable beer

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Photo of JWearda
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served: poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - a light honey, cloudy coloring. The head was a solid one, just shy of two fingers of creamy, thick foam that lasted quite a while.

S - Sweet yeasty notes that you would expect, hints of spice (coriander or clove?) Also a little lemon... But very subtle.

T - Soooo very smooth going in, flavors of mild banana and yeast with a touch of hops. A joy to have on the tongue!

M - Full bodied with subtle carbonation. Smooth, without a lingering finish but slightly sweet.

O - This beer was a treat. So smooth, easy on the palate, left me wanting more!

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Photo of bronzeside
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a slender 330 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Nice 2 finger head that slowly reduces to an even 1/16 cover. Bubbles cling nicely to sides of the glass when sipped, and then slowly slide down without rings.

Color: light golden honey, very light haze

Smell: I picked up just the slightest hint of...smoke, perhaps from a distant campfire, there but faint.


Smooth very light citrus, with a hint of sweetness in the middle. This evenly transitions back to a light citrus finish.

A very easy drinking tripel. If you are looking for a brew with dynamic flavor notes, this is not really the one. But if you want something just plain smooth, balanced and basically really really good, it is a great choice.

I felt the alcohol before I tasted it. As with many Belgians, respect is the word. Sip or stumble.

I really like this one. Costs a bit, but want to keep a few around (if I can keep from drinking them) to introduce friends to the easier side of the wonderful world of Belgian Beer.

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Photo of Estarrio
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite Tripels and I'm glad to see it now being distributed regularly to my area.

Pours clear, liquid gold with a large, foamy white head. The visibly aggressive carbonation aids in excellent head retention. Fine lacings stick to the sides as I swirl my chalice.

My non-beer-drinking wife just exclaimed that she smell the yeast from where she was sitting. Again, the aggressive carbonation really brings out the greatness in the beer. Funky, sulfur, wet oak, yeast, clove, banana, apple, pear, honey, wheat, sticky malt and coriander blend together in sinfully, decadent aroma.

Wheat, candied sugar, dates, banana, clove, coriander, banana, apple, subtle hints of caramel and vanilla, funky yeast, fresh sour dough bread, honey, a suggestion of hops...my God this beer has depth! Each sip is a delightful new experience. The alcohol is perceivable only in a slight warming as this nectar traverses the palate. This is Belgian beer at its finest and all wrapped in a relatively low ABV package.

The body is a hair thin for a tripel but not objectionable. The carbonation is also very noticeable in the mouthfeel. This beer is highly drinkable at 8% ABV...but this beer is far too special to be a session brew.

I first enjoyed this brew in Belgium and was delighted to find it available in the States...this will be a staple beer in my cellar for years to come.

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Photo of Romulus141
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been on a Belgian Tripel binge lately, and I decided to continue it by buying this brew. I bought the large single bottle.

Poured into a deep, wide wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-hazy, golden color. I am immediately impressed by the incredibly strong head this beer has after a gentle pour. Literally, it takes up half of the wine glass. Accordingly, the lacing on the edges is very strong. The amount of carbonation in this brew is also fascinating, and is probably responsible for the huge head. The bubbles are just racing to the top of the glass. Overall, this beer has made a strong first impression on me.

Smell: What's strange is that when I first uncorked the bottle, the brew had a skunky smell to it. However, after pouring and letting the beer settle, the characteristic altered dramatically. The beer has a fruity smell, consisting primarily of pears and citrus. There is also the typical all-spice smell that I have come to expect from Belgian Tripels. Overall, this is a very pleasant, floral smell that I quite enjoy.

Taste: The flavor is intense, complex, and nuanced. We begin with a blast of fruit flavor involving something between a pear and a kiwi, which quickly recedes from my pallet. It is followed by a malty character which transitions from the intense sweetness into a subtle taste intermixed with spices. It finishes with a crisp, grain taste that leaves little to no aftertaste. This complexity intrigues me, as this Belgian fades away quickly, unlike others which grab your tongue and hold on tight.

Mouthfeel: Light, slick, and full of carbonation. However, the carbonation balances the profile of this brew, and certainly aids in the crisp, refreshing finish. A winning combination.

Drinkability: These are smooth and creamy, and they go down quickly. This, combined with the 8% ABV makes for a dangerous combination.

The Belgian style continues to impress me. This brew is highly recommended.

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Photo of bump8628
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy gold with a finger of white head the fizzles to a wisp.

Big spiciness throughout with a heavy dose of coriander and some clove and pepper in the background. The blend of 3 different malts creates a rustic backdrop for the yeast. Warming alcohol definitely becomes apparent as it warms.

Not the best tasting of this beer I've had. It was served about ten degrees too cold so some of the complexity never really came out.

Another bottle on 2/27/2012 yielded much better results. Beautiful look, pristine gold with a thick ring of pure white that sticks in sheets. Rose water, spring grass, apricot, and a light overtone of banana and bubblegum. Great dryness finishes it off perfectly

My second favorite Tripel after La Fin du Monde.

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Photo of dansmcd
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale blonde, clear and bubbly under a finger of creamy, dense white head that remains until the end. Thick rings of lacing all the way down. Beautiful.

S - Powerful sweet peach and musty belgian yeast make a delicious combination up front. Providing the backing are orange, kumquat, pinetarsol and herbs.

T - Follows the nose with the wonderful peach and yeast. Spicy, sweet and warming. Pear, clove, honey, and just the slightest taste of alcohol.

M - Creamy, smooth and sweet. Moderate to high carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Love it. Big and complex. Looks fantastic. A truly world class beer.

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Photo of trevorwideman
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a trade with fisherman34. Thanks! 330ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours with a generous 3/4 inch head that subsides to a nice lacing that sticks around. Lovely golden colour, lots of sediment, and medium carbonation. Smell is very rich. Butterscotch, banana bread, cloves, pears, peaches, and a little bit of vanilla. Absolutely delicious aroma, with enough of an funky, earthy character that you don't believe you're going to be drinking dessert.

Taste is an absolute feast of flavour. There is just so much here to enjoy it's hard to put into words at first. Various spices hit the tongue immediately, clove, coriander, perhaps a little cardamom, then the mellow fruitness sinks in, with bananas, pears, and golden delicous apples coming into play. This then moves into a slight drying tartness, much like a Granny Smith. All this combined with lots of chewy, nutty malt and bready flavours, and you have one drinkable and tasty Belgian. All the flavours are very sharp and well defined, never muddled up which makes this one so enticing. I found the mouthfeel very thick and chewy but a little more carbonated than I usually like. Dries out well in the finish and sticks to the throat a little. Drinkability takes a hit because of the ABV, but other than that I could down this in large, tasty gulps. A very enjoyable Tripel.

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Photo of sliverX
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Happened to stop at the Tap & Mallet while in Rochester, NY April 27, 2010. Reps from Brouwerij Bosteels as well as their US distributor had an impromptu tasting, if I understood right just because they were in town. Well might as well try everything they import so here's #3. Presented with a clear golden brew with plenty of white head floating on top. This had the perfect tripel smell sweet malty, spice, and yeast all well present. The taste followed the nose as well as adding in some caramel sweetness, I noticed a strawberry yogurt like taste in the finish which while odd was welcome and not off putting. Mouthfeel was a very velvety smooth medium to full bodied. This was damn near the perfect tripel, I do love a good tripel though.

It was also very cool to hear how this beer came about from the Brewery Rep.

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Photo of Mscarpen
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: I must have poured this one too hard... but for a Belgian beer, six fingers of head isn't too much is it? Cloud blonde.

S: Daisies, Green, Chlorophyll

T: Sweet citrus and fat free caramel

M: Creamy, light mouth feel, moderate carbonation

O: Delicious! Best with salty/fatty foods like munster and whole wheat crackers.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Provided by Masterski in trade. Thanks!

I've enjoyed several of these over the past year and really enjoyed them. This is my first sitting with one for an official review. Poured into my snifter glass and this is a gorgeous beer. Bright gold with perfect clarity and lots of active carbonation. A pillowy, fluffy white head that just sticks around forever. Not much in the ay of lacing, but sporadic flecks

Aroma is fresh, sweet, and slightly spicy and bread like and wheat like.

The best part of the flavor is the depth. Honey, spices, white pepper, light fruit. Juicy fruit gum like flavors. Some nice sweetness and almost a cane sugar notion. Some real nice yeast tones. Slight banana, but not as much as others. I like just relaxing and letting this one roll over my tongue. Get some phenolic tones. Nice lingering bitterness.

Delicate, light, fresh bright mouth feel.

Wonderfully drinkable and one to savor. I love enjoying this on a sunny summer evening..

Just a great beer.

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Photo of nomad
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a light gold color that was clear and resplendent. Without a try the head exploded and very slowly settled, foamy and frothy, and had a champagne amount and pace of carbonation underneath it. Good lace, too.

Nose was like wheat covered lightly by honey, and banana sprinkled with vanilla. With time the malted oats they use really came through. Could smell the alcohol at first but it was pleasant in its warmth and not too distracting. In times the scents combined to an almost light/citrus fruity presence.

Taste was soft and buttery – developed to quite a creamy type of cheese aftertaste (another product of the oats). Very smooth and balanced with a great wheat and hops taste that settled very well - all I could think was, that’s Styrian hops done right. Tasted of the white of a baguette (nice),too. But in general, this beer was propped up by a sweet backbone that was controlled and soothing.

A quiet and subtle finish built strength with time; it had moderate length and was very softly dry. Mouthfeel started with a high-carbonation tingle and rolled on to a slightly viscous water feel.

This beer feels like a nice cotton on your tongue. A little more hearty tasting than other classic Belgian tripels, due to the peculiar use of oats as well as the typical malt and hops. Hate to invoke Mr. Beer Micheal Jackson, but he called it full of “finesse and complexity” – he is dead right on. Easily a leader in its style, I gotta have another to catch it all. Have one if you pick up on subtlety and enjoy it!!

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright golden. Very clear until the yeast comes in. Yummy yeast. Nice head that dies out kind of quickly. Smell is deliciously complex. Very fruity smelling, yeast, pears, honey, melon, candy sugar, apples, bananas, clove, other spices. Glorious!!!
Taste is also pretty impressive. More fruity ala pears, melons, banana, etc....clove, coriander, candied sugar, honey, very quaint alcohol detected when I try to find it. Only 8% abv, which is low for a tripel, but very well hidden nonetheless. The low alcohol content makes this one even more drinkable than it already is due to the flavor and aroma alone. Mouthfeel is above-medium body, definitely has some body to it. Very refreshing. Finish is semi-dry. Not nearly as dry as some other tripels. This is probably my favorite of the style. Excellent representation.

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Photo of drmeto
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

-Hazy bright golden with a big foamy white head with decent head retension
-crazy carbonation visible
-Honey,Bubble gum,banana,oats,spices,slight lemon notes
-honey,banana,lemon,slightly grassy,finish bready with vanilla
high carbonation,alcohol fairly noticeable,creamy,full-bodied
Fantastic aside from the fairly noticeable alcohol.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
94 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.