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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,204 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,204
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 191
Gots: 342 | FT: 6
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 -0.7%

MatthewPlus, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of JWearda
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served: poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - a light honey, cloudy coloring. The head was a solid one, just shy of two fingers of creamy, thick foam that lasted quite a while.

S - Sweet yeasty notes that you would expect, hints of spice (coriander or clove?) Also a little lemon... But very subtle.

T - Soooo very smooth going in, flavors of mild banana and yeast with a touch of hops. A joy to have on the tongue!

M - Full bodied with subtle carbonation. Smooth, without a lingering finish but slightly sweet.

O - This beer was a treat. So smooth, easy on the palate, left me wanting more!

JWearda, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -6.5%

csfcmitchell, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Devman171, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of mendonza
4/5  rDev -6.5%

mendonza, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of lucas1801
4/5  rDev -6.5%

lucas1801, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of prisdefer
4.75/5  rDev +11%

prisdefer, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sukwonee, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jeffthepony
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jeffthepony, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

VonZipper, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Agent_O
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Agent_O, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of jeranbrews
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - honey orange with paper white foamy head.

S - a bit tame. I was afraid this was going to be a generic lager and was pleasantly surprised.

T - smooth not overly sweet or bitter. Great aftertaste.

M - smooth no burn no fusil.

D - great anytime beer. Like a beer-champagne with a hint of pancake.

jeranbrews, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

krome, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Keith_R, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Mikecap, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Vsarmatov, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mrfrancis, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

buckyp, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

rydev24, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

williamjbauer, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into a Karmeliet tulip. Best before 28 09 2014. Date stamp: 3.17 13:17

Appearance: Slightly cloudy/hazy golden yellow with a very thick (1/2") white rocky head. Persistent thick chunks and strands of lacing. Torrents of carbonation coming up through the glass when held up to the light. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Herbal, hint of cherries and grapes, some yeast with clove and banana notes. Every now and then a strong hint of noble hops with a burp.

Taste: Very smooth. Light bitterness up front, then a bready middle. Noble hops at the finish tempered with some sweetness. Some fruity esters scattered throughout with an occasional hint of cherry.

Mouthfeel: Very different mouthfeel at the beginning and end of the glass. When first poured, the carbonation is quite strong - approaching fizzy. As the carbonation dies down a bit an the beer warms up, it gets slick and chewy (coming from the oats I presume) an the carbonation becomes more airy and there is a tiny bit of stickiness.

Overall / Drinkability: I can see why this beer is ranked so high. It's very well done from start to finish. Great to look at, equally great to smell and taste. Dangerously drinkable as after finishing 1 bottle I didn't hesitate to get a 2nd. Went well with dinner (Sweet and Spicy chicken and brown rice) and the 2nd bottle was a great dessert.

damndirtyape, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Mendicant, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kempski, Jul 12, 2013
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,204 ratings.