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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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96
world-class

3,301 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,301
Reviews: 1,197
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 201
Gots: 381 | 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%

markbxl, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

PortLargo, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

flyingace, Dec 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.3%

mhbarber, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy, golden, huge frothy head, great lacing, lotsa little bubbles

S - spice (pepper, coriander, clove), sweet/honey, fruity

T - a blend of spice and sweet and tart, no bitterness - coriander, clove, tart pears/apples, candy sweetness

F - very full and rich but the carbonation keeps it light

O - spot on for the style, lots of complexity, the spice and tartness keep the sugar from overwhelming the beer like in many other interpretations

Vec2267, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a huge 3 finger white head that has some large bubbles. Tons and tons of visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a long time and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Certainly has that tripel aroma. Great Belgian yeast up front that provides a bit of spiciness. Pale malts make up the backbone. There is also a bit of orange and banana.

T: Much richer and fruitier taste that I anticipated. Its a light fruit almost like a blend of grapes and banana. I'd say the light malts are the highlight but there is a slight hop taste in there too.

M: Fairly full bodied for a tripel with a real bubbly mouthfeel. Booze is basically undetectable besides the warming feeling.

Overall a great beer that is easily drank. Would reccomend this to anyone as it really has such a smooth taste I think anyone could enjoy it.

CloudStrife, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Bubbles, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour, thumb of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Light floral notes off the top, sweet citrus and cloves, grassy notes linger on the finish.

T - Flavour is dominated by the floral citrus notes, sour rind notes, grassy flavours, hints of honey, burnt sugar, apple juice, fruity pears and sweet cloves on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, bubbly and finishes with a sweet stickiness.

O - Overall a tasty brew that offers up a very fruity bouquet, loads of flavour, easy drinking and a dangerously hidden ABV. I quite enjoyed this brew and am glad that I was able to grab a few bottles.

andrenaline, Dec 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

indie81, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

drummermattie02, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SurfJunkie, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

HollyHops, Dec 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

BGdad, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Granahan57, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

niiiv, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap while in Bruges, Belgium. I've also had this beer many times back in the states from the bottle and surprisingly does not lose much in the bottle.

Pours a hazy golden colour with a large, very foamy head which is very common with Belgian beers. Belgian beers in general produce extremely large heads that are scraped with a knife. The smell is floral, very sweet, and fruity, due to the Belgian yeast strains that are used. The taste is very fruity, sweet, and you can definitely taste the alcohol content. It is also very carbonated, like most Belgian beers.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

NilocRellim, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

robotfoot, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

KalanM, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

LiquorsInc, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

KrisDLSmith, Nov 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Weeds21, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

gmelcar, Nov 26, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
96 out of 100 based on 3,301 ratings.