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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,412 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,412
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 221
Gots: 454 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass
A-hazy golden color with a creamy white head
S-sweet banana, vanilla and citrus aroma
T-same as aroma but with spice wheat and oats
M-goo carbonation well balanced of bitterness spice and sweetness with the citrus
O-great tripel great wheat taste and light wonderful amounts of sweetness and spice,

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 75 cL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a light golden color with loads of carbonation that produces a thick light white head.
S: Nice combo of malt, spice, fruit, and bready yeast.
T: Fruit comes through first...was expecting heavier and darker based on smell, but taste comes through lighter...melon, starfruit. As it warms, this turns into mango and peach. Just a hint of malt and spice in the taste. Good, but I wish this had a little more to it.
M: Light and effervescent...created by the high carbonation. Nice fizz effect...champagne-like.
D: The ABV is hidden extraordinarily well in the nice example of a tripel. The defintion of drinkability. Overall a very light and simple beer that would best be paired with a stronger food.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.

A - Beer is a medium straw color and just slightly cloudy. The head is mad of medium sized off-white bubbles and quickly fades to a ring around the glass. It could pass in appearance for an American Wheat just as easily as a Tripel.

S - The aroma is a fresh-smelling mix of lemon zest and floral hops. The malt doesn't really make its presence known in the aroma, but the oats and wheat are there in the background. The final note is an herbal, spicy one.

T - The taste is initially herbal and lemony. In the mid-palate I get some malt, wheat and oats, along with floral hops. The aftertaste is dry but includes earthy herbs I can't identify. Everything is clean and fresh tasting.

M - The body is moderate. There is a bit of carbonic bite from the carbonation. The hop bitterness is moderate, but higher than typical for a tripel. The alcohol is not apparent.

D - The overall experience is bright, fresh and clean. This is an older bottle and I have had even more tasty, presumably fresher, examples in Belgium. One of my favorite beers because of its swirling, complex flavors that still maintain balance, brightness and drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold color with a huge, white head. Head falls to a minimal one, very thin lace.

Sweet aroma. Citrus as well, lemony.

Bitter sweet on the tongue. Has a lemon flavor, tangy. Very mild on the hops. Bit of alcohol present. Clean finish.

medium bodied in the mouth with moderate carbonation.

Nice easy drinking brew, I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a green corked and caged 750 bottle into my Unibroue tulip glass. Bottle is about 6 months old.

A: A hazy golden color with a one finger nice fluffy head. Nice glass lacing and retention.

S: Fresh fruits with clove spices and yeasty bready smells. Sweetness comes across the nose with some slight spicy floral hops.

T: Great fruit flavors with pear, apple, banana, lemon and a spicy yeasty clove flavor. The sugar sweetness comes in the middle but dies down at the end with some spicy floral hops and some alcohol poking through. Not overly sweet but sweet enough. Very enjoyable finish with some sweet and tart flavors that linger. Very nice.

M: Full, coating, sweet and spicy with some alcohol that is very welcome.

D: I was surprised at how drinkable this was. Very enjoyable.

Overall this is an excellent tripel, probably the best one I've ever had. It's not too sweet but stays within the style with sweet and tart flavors. A true classic tripel that deserves a top spot in the category. Well done, I will no doubt enjoy more!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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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

A golden yellow with a huge long lasting white creamy he’d on the pour into a chalice. Aroma and Taste of Belgian yeast, bread, a nice ripe fruity bouquet, with some nice citrus mildly spicy fruity hops. A medium bodied ale, crisp with lively carbonation and sweet dry spicy hops on the palate. Finish is sweet biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, bread, citrus apple fruity notes with some flavorful spicy fruity hops bitterness for balance. Overall a excellent, flavorful and enjoyable ale. Very nice indeed.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,412 ratings.