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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,132 Ratings

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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

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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Pellinore1, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

richj1970, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Brams17, Friday at 07:30 PM
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3.78/5  rDev -11.5%

Enjoyed in a chalice

A: pours a very very pale and light hay color that is just slightly hazy with a small amount of carbonation bubbles and a three finger head that is pure white, very light and fluffy and lingers very nicely, leaves a decent amount of lacing
S: very night slight peppery notes and a gentle lemon peel scent, a nice grainy note like honey nut cheerios
T: really nice taste, reminds me kind of like a really faint apple juice, slight spice and clove notes, finishes with a bit of a bitter note, there is a slight bubble gum note in the front of the sip as well
M: gentle carbonation tingle but definitely fizzy, smooth and airy across the palate, leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry
O: given its overall rating, i had expected more complexity, i do suppose that this is a spot on representation of the style, it hits right as it should, drinks nicely enough and the alcohol is not perceivable

BigPlay1824, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Greggy
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%

A- Pours a golden color, totally clear with no sediment, with an unimpressive soapy head.

S- Complexity. Apple, pear, just a touch of skunkiness, some nice pepper, spices, and licorice.

T- Very much echos the nose, sans skunk. Big spice, pepper, pear, apple, licorice. Finishes with some nice residual spice.

M- Low Carbonation, and nice finish.

D- I could easily drink this again, but the fact is that there are better tripels out there I would partake in prior to this one.

Greggy, Sep 18, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

This brew is just outstanding! It gives the biggest head since Monica Lewinski! Great 3 finger head, nice soft pillowy body. Has some corn flavors and nice fruity esthers. Leaves unbelievable lacing down the glass. A drinkers dream! Pours a golden colour with that big head. Lovable beer and can actually be drank as a session!

bigdeuce, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of beeragent
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

Continuing with my exploration of Belgian Ales, I decided to try this one after seeing it on the cover of BA Magazine. Poured from a bottle, into a snifter glass. The beer pours a light copper, forming an enormous fluffy off-white head, which eventually fades. Light rings of lace dot the glass. The aroma is a mix of dark fruit aromas and alcohol. The taste is a mix of dark fruit flavor, a hint of caramel, a little spice, and a slight alcohol presence. Smooth light mouthfeel, with plenty of carbonation. Good abv. and full flavor, make this a very drinkable Belgian. Highly recommended!

beeragent, May 29, 2007
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3.8/5  rDev -11%

A: Quite carbonated, enormous even head with tiny bubbles. Carbonation rising equally from every point of the bottom of the glass. That's unusual and tantalizing. Light, slightly dull, yellowy gold. Beautiful even head with amazing retention.

S: Very Witbier like. And a delicious witbier at that. Refreshingly light malt/yeast combo.

T: Not so witbier like. Alcohol surprisingly masked (given the ABV) and only apparent in aftertaste. Even then it's far on the pleasant side. Somewhat tart, and the aftertaste hogs most of the flavor. Daisies (some kind of sweet flower). Definitely good, but disappointing compared to it's appearance and smell. Somewhere between 3.5 and 4.

M: Strangely astringent, perhaps just extremely mildly. Foamy.

D: Good. Nice beer, just wish the flavor pulled through more.

sfprint, Nov 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ruckus232, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Sspeer1, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bsm80x, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RobinLee, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

HeadyTheElder, Jan 01, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

DenverHopHead, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mverity, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

falconxman, Jun 20, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -23.2%

Originally sampled on 4 August 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: This beer has a Huge frothy white head. It is Clear golden colored, like a pilsener.
Aroma: nothing jumps out at me, but then again, I don't have a great sense of smell
Flavor: It has a rich, sweet taste w/ some yeastiness.

jcalabre, Jun 28, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PeteRiz, Jul 15, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

Zraly, Apr 08, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Light, bright, golden in color with a big, aggressive, fuzzy white head.

Sweetly spicy, fruity and yeasty in the nose. I don't know the spices but pineapples, peaches, and pears all appear along with zesty belgian wheat.

Wow! Loads of lush carbonation along with extra medium-full smoothness (perhaps from the addition of oats to the brew). All of the aforementioned nasal sensories carry over into a flavor that is sweetly spiced, golden wheaty, fruity, and lightly bitter.

Deelish. . . .

deceptively drinkable as well.

Slynger, Mar 11, 2008
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,132 ratings.