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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,994 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,994
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 165
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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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-24-2012 23:02:43 | More by Peyton5410
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-20-2013 16:35:41 | More by alex_hart
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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
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philbertk

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bosteels Brouwerij--Karmeliet Tripel--1999 11.2 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Big head. Light pellicle. Clear golden color. Belgian yeast ester front is restrained and tasty. Clean smooth malt body mellows yeast somewhat. Finishes lightly sweet with minimal hops. Sampled 12/20/1999.

Bosteels Family Brouwerij, Buggenhout, Belgium--Tripel Karmeliet--2008 Corked Green 25.4 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 10 IBU's? (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Blonde. Foamy white mild lace head. Fizzy clear bright thin peach gold color. Delicate wildflower mild fruit ester front. Fizzy creamy mildly tangy complex Barley Oat Wheat Bottle Conditioned mild sweet fruit spice rich body. Cloying mild clove refreshing end. No Belgian Yeast Ester. Sampled 8/23/2008. 1 @ $11.99.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 03:37:15 | More by philbertk
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tjd25

France

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden color with a slightly creamy head that made the first sip really pleasurable. Sweet citric aromas abound. The taste was what the smell made me guess it was: very citric, lemons, oranges and a nice sweetness that took of the tart that you could expect with the citrus. I could stick to that beer for the night. I only had a bottle though…I'll get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2004 22:59:17 | More by tjd25
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-31-2014 00:15:43 | More by s1ckboy
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 00:14:04 | More by RobinLee
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-15-2014 16:10:07 | More by AnalogErik
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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
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-30-2013 20:52:16 | More by DenverHopHead
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Truh

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chanted some carillons with this one on 10/2/2004. ?-oz, pour at ACPH in an absolutely kick-ass Tripel Karmeliet glass with inlaid fresco and all.

Huge froth of initial inch plus head that subsided to a tremulous coagulant of quarter inch mass. Light gold coloring but hue is deceptive due to the bulbous round globe of glass that surrounds the liquid goodness. Home brew-like quality of wilted, wet malt to nose. Initial core of rounded malt heat dissipates with an almost chalky residue that coats the throat with a somewhat tannin flush as well.

Beautiful offering that settles and filibusters its way through the synapses.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2004 22:28:04 | More by Truh
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-01-2014 15:18:54 | More by HeadyTheElder
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2012 23:57:04 | More by wizo
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2014 21:20:50 | More by dwoolley1
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richj1970

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2014 16:44:00 | More by richj1970
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 02:30:30 | More by nickhiller
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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
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-11-2013 23:22:37 | More by tkdchampxi
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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
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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
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2013 19:30:26 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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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
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-24-2012 23:49:42 | More by mecmd
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bsm80x

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-12-2014 20:34:31 | More by bsm80x
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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
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,994 ratings.