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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,995 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,995
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 164
Gots: 248 | 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)
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-12-2013 21:10:06 | More by Danny1217
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-12-2013 20:27:00 | More by BeerForMuscle
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-11-2013 21:11:27 | More by MinorThreat
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philaduffia

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-11-2013 04:02:38 | More by philaduffia
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-10-2013 23:34:54 | More by ADTaber
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Stugotzo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-10-2013 22:25:22 | More by Stugotzo
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-10-2013 15:21:41 | More by Liquoric3
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bunbury

Panama

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-10-2013 14:57:28 | More by bunbury
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pkenkman

Estonia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-10-2013 07:35:29 | More by pkenkman
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-09-2013 17:42:08 | More by SHerninko
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Brewt

Australia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-09-2013 09:06:31 | More by Brewt
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-08-2013 22:03:23 | More by apasternak
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz single, $4.50. Poured into a tulip.

A: Quite light for the style with a meringue-like, very large, very white head. Can't ask for too much more in this dept.

S: Lightly floral. Cotton candy. Yeast. Bread. A whiff of vanilla and a touch of booze. There's a lot to be found in here.

T: Delicious and rich. A touch boozy. Pilsnerlike breadiness on the back end adds a nice rustic quality. Very little sweetness.

M: Decadently creamy. Dry. Beautifully carbonated.

O: Not as thrilling as Westmalle, but this is my #2 for the triple style. Pretty flawless and appropriate most any time.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 14:26:59 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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littlebeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-08-2013 08:05:11 | More by littlebeer
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-08-2013 00:06:01 | More by Jordantb313
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2013 23:51:20 | More by cadaugherty
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2013 14:06:43 | More by ahermsen
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -29.7%

05-07-2013 14:04:18 | More by cfalovo97
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-06-2013 23:17:19 | More by SonOfKyuss
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-06-2013 16:33:26 | More by artoolemomo
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JVan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-06-2013 14:23:58 | More by JVan
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JulianB

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-06-2013 12:52:28 | More by JulianB
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -18%

05-06-2013 09:14:11 | More by wer3w01f
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Top Hops recently, having never had this beer before or knowing nothing about it. I had no idea that this was a Tripel until I signed on here, because of how light the hue was and how much this reminded me of a Belgian Wit, even if it was stronger than what I was used to. This beer was amazing on so many levels and a pleasure to drink, even with the alcohol being quite high.

I can't say that I've ever seen anything with a pour quite like this, as the head filled up 2/3 of my pint glass long before I emptied all of the contents of the bottle out. The beer itself was a nice golden straw with lots of swirls in it and the head almost seemed like a solid, it lasted so long! Once it settled, a good amount of what was left remained on the sides of the glass as soapy lacing. The aroma could have been a bit stronger but that was the only drawback to this. Lots of grass, straw, wheat, grass, and dark fruit beautifully combined in the taste, with none of them dominating too heavily over any of the other notes. The carbonation was quite high, which was a plus since it scrubbed the drier flavors away and left just the plum and fig to linger a bit with some sourness that softly grew sip by sip.

Yes, this was strong but it never felt it. While I couldn't get down this quickly, I never wanted to because I never had anything quite like this before. The way this beer faded from a Wit to a Tripel during each sip was a wonder to behold as the candy sugar quietly made its presence felt. It's not often that a beer this bold sneaks up on you but this one fit the bill and for any Belgian beer lover, this is certainly a must-try. It's a shame I can't find this in a larger size!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 09:00:22 | More by JerzDevl2000
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

10oz tap pour into a Duvel Tulpip at Hawthorne's Cafe in Philadelphia.

A: Burnt amber with a white, sudsy head with layers of carbonation.

S: Heavy sweetness. Has that sexy rankness of most true, dark fruited trips. Heavy cherry cordial scents.

T: Cherry Cordial and white, Turkish Figs. Beautiful sweetness with a subtle malt that balances nicely with the thin backbone.

M: Thin and smooth.

OVERALL: A very drinkable trip with only a slight maltiness that adds definition and depth to this perfect, all day ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 20:38:57 | More by RobertColianni
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,995 ratings.