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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,059 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 173
Gots: 277 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-14-2012 23:28:22 | More by gshak
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-12-2014 20:34:31 | More by bsm80x
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

I overpoured a bit, and to my surprise, the head stood firm, like an inch above the glass with a rocky head.

20 minutes later the head remained. Impressive.

A light whitewine honey color, clear.

Aroma is very engaging, just a lot of bright and crisp spice, yeast, and hops. Refreshing, especially as it warms up.

Good carbonation, with some fruity sweetness, spice, and alcohol. I wish this one was a bit weaker in the abv, wouldve enjoyed it better. Crisp vineous and champagne like finish, dry. This was a really enjoyable and interesting beer. I'd recommend anyone try it if you see it.

10-25-2008 01:59:47 | More by SurlyDuff
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3.6/5  rDev -15.7%

Appears a crystal clear golden color, initially with a big fluffy head, but it died in a few seconds. Smell is sweet, lightly grainy, with a nice grassy hop profile, much like a Belgian pale ale, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is on the sweet side as well, yeasty and grassy, but with a bit more noticable alcohol than is healthy for this style. Not particularly balanced. I really think this fits into the Belgian pale style more than the tripel. It just doesn't have that rich carmelly sweetness or mouthfeel that a top notch tripel does. Nice spicyness however, and a refreshing beer.

11-15-2005 02:40:47 | More by twelvsies
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

I really liked this beer. A great example of the style. Looks just like it should, feels just like it should, easy drinking (despite its strength). Nose is grassy and floral, with some nice lemony notes. Spicy too. Refreshing, I liked it a lot. Flavor is more standard as far as tripels go. Nice combo of malts, yeast, and spices to give an overall great beer. Very clean and well-done.

12-07-2010 03:24:29 | More by LordAdmNelson
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-04-2012 23:38:48 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 23:02:07 | More by gmendez1122
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-30-2013 20:52:16 | More by DenverHopHead
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-14-2014 20:41:23 | More by TubaDan
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

330 mL bottle at 48 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours golden-orange with some sediment traces and a finger of egg shell-colored head that holds perfectly for a long time.

S: Citrus, honeysuckle, light hoppiness, candi sugar, and pleasant yeastiness.

T: Strong lemon, banana, and yeastiness with some perfume-like floral notes late.

M: It has medium body thickness and is quite creamy in the finish.

O: This is terrific; it is beautiful and is more dynamic than most tripels.

05-23-2011 16:10:13 | More by bucklemyshoe
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-15-2014 16:10:07 | More by AnalogErik
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

09-09-2013 07:44:59 | More by Raziel313
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

Another beautifully presented beer at the Trappist. They seem to have the correct brewer's glass for every single beer. The Karmeliet glass is one of the better ones I've seen, and the beer looked great in it. Bright, hazy, golden color with thick white head that took a while to settle down. One of the best beer presentations I've ever seen. Smells and tastes sweet, spicy, citrusy, and refreshing. I could have drank this all day, but there were too many other good things to try out at the Trappist.

10-26-2008 23:01:27 | More by waltonc
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet. Cloudy golden color with a small head... creamy foam on the surface of the beer.

A good bit of fruit on the aroma... pretty sweet but definitely the spices you expect from a Belgian ale are there. Inviting.

Very carbonated on first taste, with a beautiful blend of flavors. The herbal fragrances come out even more on the palate, and there is a touch of honey. I like it a lot.

I don't think this is my new favorite Tripel, but it's very good.

09-18-2009 21:13:31 | More by theboozecruise
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-29-2014 01:25:14 | More by ruckus232
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2012 02:26:48 | More by falconxman
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: This one is a hazy golden with about a fingers worth of frothy head on top.

Aroma: A little bit of banana. Alcohol notes with a citrusy touch to them. Bready notes with a slight dryness in the nose.

Taste: Some phenols in the front. In the middle is alot bready malt sweetness. A fairly dry and sticky mouthfeel. Notes of floral hop and yeasty grain towards the end.

Notes: It's quite the sweet beer a solid malty backbone start to finish very tasty. Cheers.

01-15-2012 02:45:36 | More by horshack7
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-02-2014 00:29:15 | More by bmurray10
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-04-2014 19:23:34 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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3.83/5  rDev -10.3%

Ok for appearance- beautiful dark golden... yum, pours with a great deal of head that lowers slowly, leaving the oily spiderwebs on the side of my chalice. Very impressed.
Smell was good as well, pretty complex... alot of oat and grain, a hint of citrus and alcohol
Taste was above average, but I expected to taste more of the complexity I smelt
Mouthfeel was good felt very smooth on the tounge.
Drinkability, not the most drinkable, but again tripels are probably the toughest to rate in this category...

04-24-2006 17:58:01 | More by supercolter
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New York

3/5  rDev -29.7%

08-18-2013 04:26:15 | More by cowboy83
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2013 02:47:45 | More by wolf_switzer
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

To start, right out of the bottle was a beautiful thing. Bright gold and hazy with a giant head that faded to cap of froth that lasted for the whole glass. I used a Duvel tulip glass.
The smell is like sweet candy maybe taffy.
I don't know how to describe the taste other than sweet goodness. There is a bit of an aftertaste that is not really appealing , perhaps from the alcohol content.
This feels think and silky. It goes down so easily. This could be an every day beer except for the price. It must be good to live in Belgium.
Some of these Belgian styles are becoming among my favorites.

03-14-2011 01:15:34 | More by confer
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-08-2014 00:37:18 | More by Wolberjs
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 23:16:37 | More by Elfastball7
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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