1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

Not Rated.
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,930 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,930
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 162
Gots: 227 | FT: 4
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)
View: Beers (9) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tripel Karmeliet Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,930 | Reviews: 1,172 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IanSpindler
IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2014 23:26:12 | More by IanSpindler
Photo of bleedsblu
bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-10-2014 22:21:37 | More by bleedsblu
Photo of nickhiller
nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 02:30:30 | More by nickhiller
Photo of mikefuski17
mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tripel karmeliet was amazing. Once poured into the glass from the bottle, the color was a great golden yellow with a nice short lasting head to it. The aroma was definitely fruity but not overwhelming. The taste was fantastic. Light and slightly fruity. Very smooth beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 17:16:25 | More by mikefuski17
Photo of ThaCreep
ThaCreep

Belgium

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Creamy, spicy flavors are also quite fruity and even if the origin of these remains difficult to identify. It reveals, however, the apricot. The beer is made with barley, wheat and oats (each grain is taken once believed, once malted) and is very warm and contains little bitterness. The flavor is mild and sweet with a finish reminiscent of quinine. It is less sweet and more balanced than the pressure bottle and she appears much more refreshing, even if it is full of flavors. Complex beer.

Serving type: cask

01-02-2010 16:08:11 | More by ThaCreep
Photo of RobinLee
RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 00:14:04 | More by RobinLee
Photo of mickeymac
mickeymac

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow, it looks a bit like a US lager with a fat, foamy white head. A strong citrus, somewhere between lemon and orange, is most immediately noticeable in the smell. The taste is strongly citric and a bit astringent. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. The taste is nice but many tripels surpass it.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2003 22:22:00 | More by mickeymac
Photo of BrewMaster
BrewMaster

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a large bottle, I think it was 750 ml. Pours a clear and shiny golden orange color with a white head that lasts through the whole glass. Very good head retention. The aroma is spicy and fruity, sweet malty scent and apple peel. The flavor is crisp with a sweet malt flavor as the base. Flavors of apple and wild berries comes through as well. Very gentle on the palate with no flavors being too bold or overpowering. Very enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2004 20:35:28 | More by BrewMaster
Photo of ColoradoBobs
ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, a gift from my daughter.

Moderate pour into a tulip yields a huge white rocky head over a clear golden body. Head last well. Lots and lots of lacing.

Smell is much like my beloved Vitus, but with a funk note. Mmmmm. Nice and bready with lots of yeast. Wheaten cracker malt. Complex and lovely.

Taste is much like the smell: I repeat, it's much like a funky edition of Vitus. Very bready. A bit sweet, but there's a funky dry finish. Almost a 5.0, but not quite.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, with punchy bright carbonation.

Drinkability is great: very easy-going for a 8.4% beer. Only draw-back is the cost.

Overall, if you love Vitus, you'll love this: a bit stronger, a bit funkier, but very wheaty and bready. Mmmm. I want some more!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 04:54:51 | More by ColoradoBobs
Photo of HeadyTheElder
HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-01-2014 15:18:54 | More by HeadyTheElder
Photo of AnalogErik
AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-15-2014 16:10:07 | More by AnalogErik
Photo of dwoolley1
dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2014 21:20:50 | More by dwoolley1
Photo of bsm80x
bsm80x

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-12-2014 20:34:31 | More by bsm80x
Photo of Citadel82
Citadel82

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving size 750 ml bottle poured into a Karmelieit glass bought at Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank.

Pours a clear honey amber with a large bubbled head and several thin streams of carbonation that kept the head replenished. Some lace though not much.

Smells of faintly of sweet honey with some mild fruitiness as well.

Taste was very sweet. Very much like honey as well, some fruit, yeast and alcohol tastes as well.

light in the mouth with lots of CO2 refreshing .

This is a very drinkable 8% beer. Not the best tripple but not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 02:55:51 | More by Citadel82
Photo of Anthony1
Anthony1

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold, huge fluffy white head forms, nice lace, good retention. Smell is sweet, grainy, some orange, spices, wheat, little yeasty. Taste is sweet, orange and spice again, yeast, some alcohol, and a wheat dryness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. A decent tripel, but too sweet for me. I don't think it should be as high as it is, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 17:19:27 | More by Anthony1
Photo of taigor
taigor

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden colored, with a thick creamy head. The head dies down very quickly.

S - Full grainy smell. For some reason I smelled some grass and fruits.

T - Honest flavours, reminding of grains with hints of sweet citrusy malt.

M - Great mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable and enjoyable. Could definitely drink more.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 12:50:13 | More by taigor
Photo of rjp217
rjp217

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-14-2014 23:08:54 | More by rjp217
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2013 19:30:26 | More by OUJayhawk1799
Photo of alex_hart
alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-20-2013 16:35:41 | More by alex_hart
Photo of wolf_switzer
wolf_switzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2013 02:47:45 | More by wolf_switzer
Photo of jryanj927
jryanj927

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-13-2014 18:48:49 | More by jryanj927
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Really nice big Belgian-style head on top of a fizzy, slightly hazy, light straw colored body.

S- Really smells alot like beer(No shit, right?). Plenty of carbonation provides a fruity smell along with the yeast. Spices play a big role, almost to the extent you find in a Belgian Wit.

T- The flavor is lightly sweet and mostly alcoholic in a smooth, filtered sort-of way. The oats play some role in flavor, providing a doughy cake flavor. Light pinch of clean hops

M- Highly carbonated with those big bubbles you find in some belgian beers i.e. Duvel. The body is light but with a bit of a syrupy drag to it.

D- Very impressive beer with quite the presentation. Looks lovely in a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 04:40:48 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of beerpirates
beerpirates

Belgium

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottel 33 cl
poured into my tripel karmeliet glass

Pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold, huge fluffy white head forms, nice lace, good retention.

Smell is sweet, grainy, some orange, spices, wheat, little yeasty.

Taste is sweet, orange and spice again, yeast, some alcohol, and a wheat dryness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

1 of the best tripels out there

perfect brew
Just had it on tap at The 12 th Belgian beerweekend ,
Wow , what à brew , much better thn the bottel , awesomes

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 14:34:44 | More by beerpirates
Photo of Tumble
Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-28-2012 20:07:01 | More by Tumble
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-13-2014 04:03:10 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,930 ratings.