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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,133 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,133
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 182
Gots: 308 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

SoCalStout, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of camartin27
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

camartin27, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of beerbtl
5/5  rDev +17.1%

beerbtl, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of GuicYHops
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgian brew is a very gassy and very smooth drink with a hint of fruit. Tasty brew to say the least! Light blonde appearance with a fluffy head, could sip, gulp, or chug this one! There is essentially no bite and leaves you wanting another. This beer is a definite must!

GuicYHops, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of FrostyWPG
4/5  rDev -6.3%

FrostyWPG, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: gorgeous golden color purging a perfect white and frothy head about 3 fingers deep.
Smell: nice and pleasant sweet and banana with some yeast. Not as hugely bright as other triples I have had.
T: classic tripel with a range of flavors coming in waves. Bitter ...sweet...banana...yeast. Not as overpowering as other triples I have had.
Mouthfeel: bubbly and light. Very pleasant
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Had never heard reviews or tasted before. I was really surprised by how much I liked drinking it all the way to the end. For me, normally a tripel is a bit of a challenge as it overpowers me by the end of the beer. This one tasted great all the way through. Would buy again and recommend.

Dcunicelli, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ipc2000, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AOShabaz, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

shehateme, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kreko7, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

erha2, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kenai4, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kmat10, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a hazy dandelion yellow with a pristine white head that pours about an inch thick before settling down to a thin covering. Good retention; superb lacing.

S:
Hay, Lemon, and summer days. Towards the end it gets a bit spicier with some pepper and yeast odors.

T:
Rich, big flavor. Touches of citrus and earthy grass tones. Kind of tastes like a "unit" to me. The wheat mellows it so nice that it becomes well-balanced enough to make individual flavors less obvious. Good hoppy hook at the end pulls you out of these delusions.

M:
Good carbonation, round and the tiniest bit sticky. Nice mouth-coating flavor that lasts (got to be too much at the end of the bottle). Both lighter-tasting and heavier feeling than I expected.

O:
Good Tripel. Definitely different than other Tripels, but worth trying. It had a superb head and was good tasting to me on the whole. Towards the end it got a little too sticky for my taste (but honestly that is something I don't like about most tripels). Would drink again.

TheDoctor, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jxb345, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

beerinNV, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy; peach colored; small head that dissipates quickly with no lacing

Aroma: Sour; citrus notes; peppery; bananas; vanilla

Taste: Creamy; tart; peppery; very good

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

shawnw, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Brewman123, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of dwren89
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden yellow with fizzy white head, slightly hazy

Aroma: banana and clove, floral and spicy hops, soft pale male aroma

Taste: malt heaviness with palate coating flavor, banana and clove yeast flavors on finish, slight spicy hop bitterness of finish as well, non-detectable high alcoholic flavor

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, leaves mouth tingling after gulp, full body, soft malt character with heavy malt mouthfeel

Overall impression: A good example of a finely crafted Belgian Tripel, exhibiting notes of clove and banana with soft pale malt character and heavy malt mouthfeel. Crisp, cleansing carbonation revives palate for next gulp.

dwren89, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ackeeper, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dreizhen, Jun 12, 2013
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,133 ratings.