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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,411 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,411
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 220
Gots: 451 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of Samp01
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.

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of AOShabaz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of polloenfuego
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into a snifter

A: a lovely hazy golden with a fantastic 3 finger head that sticks around for quite a while. When it does break down there is a small pinky finger layer of foam left behind.

S: Sweet fruits and Belgian yeast. Banana.

T: fruity, bananas again, the yeast profile is there, and the cloves.

M: Medium carbonation, leaning toward a full fantastic body.

O: a fantastic tripel. Karmeleit meets all the criteria for a fantastic beer. Perhaps it is one of the best tripels I have had, and it is a great way to celebrate life, which is why I am drinking it today. To me there is nothing better than that full Belgian yeast profile...it screams happiness, and this beer brings it.

Photo of Kaveman
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of bleedsblu
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of TWStandley
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brauseboof
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ThreeFishes
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of snansel
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of scottum
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Duvel Cafe in Stockholm.
Served amber with a huge head!! Spicey withh some alcohol notes. There are thin malts with a crisp bite for balance. A very well crafted beer, but not a beer for me if other tripels are around. Or good beers of other styles for that matter.

Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of CCutch
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Bosteels - Tripel Karmeliet - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

First off, holy carbonation! My buddy was unscrewing the cork holder and as soon as he had it unscrewed the cork blasted off, hit the ceiling, then bounced and hit the window. Thought that was funny and wanted to share, be careful lol!

Look - Pours like a a fizzy golden champagne with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing, definite heavy carbonation. Tripel/Saison-style in the carbonation.

Smell - Aroma is deep yeasty bready sour belgian-style. Simple in style but complex in general. Spices and mouth-watering profile.

Taste - Tons of fruits. Bananas and green grapes in the first sip. Sweet but smooth. Second sip yields tinny sour fruit notes, but still sweet, thinking pears. Light floral hops throughout.

Mouthfeel - Rests quite sweet pears, sour is hidden a bit. Spices give mild lip burn as you drink this. Gets deeper flavors as it warms. Slightly boozy but non-determinate, does not dominate.

Overall - A little light and lacking sour, more towards sweet but a solid brew nonetheless. Good tripel.

Photo of dtivp
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger white head , very good retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt, yeast and light citrus.

Taste followed the nose with a very nice yeast, sweet malt, honey and citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth with a slight crispness.

Overall a very solid triple.

Photo of jackndan
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Triple Karmeliet: On tap. Fantastic! The triple refers to three grains: barley, oats, and wheat. Highly carbonated, very nice head. Aroma vaguely smells of oranges, and coriander. The taste is sweet/yeast taste, and pressed oranges, with a perfectly balanced Belgian taste. This is a very, very good beer: on tap, it is one of the five best beers I’ve ever had.

Photo of RedHaze
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours a pale straw color with a towering four finger head, even with a very gentle pour. I'm not sure the head is ever going to fade away. The lacing that is left behind is thick and chunky.

Smell; very floral with lots of tropical fruits. Some gentle spices come out, along with a bit of citrus and earthy yeastiness.

Taste; this is a very sweet and fruity tripel, with oranges, peaches, apricots and many others that I can't place. The yeasts add a bit of chalkiness, and the spices are a touch peppery, with almost no alcohol noticeable in the profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and drinkability is very good, but with the sweetness and abundance of fruit flavors I would not be able to drink more than one of these.

Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of cardinals22
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BucBasil
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 11.2oz bottle into a goblet. The beer is a hazy orange color with a fluffy 2 and a half finger head that is almost pure white.

Smell: Citrus dominates the nose at first. A faint grassy note is evident from the wheat used in the brew. Honey and a light malt back up the beer to give it some balance.

Taste: Citrus and light fruits with a light honey note. Banana begins to creep in during the midpalate, which is an interesting turn, but not unwelcome. Finish is surprisingly smooth with a nice malty note that I wasn't expecting.

All in all a well balanced beer that is great for a tripel. I'm not usually a tripel fan, but this is just balanced enough for me. Nice job Bosteels.

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,411 ratings.