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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,416 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,416
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 222
Gots: 460 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

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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330 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8,4%.

Clear golden yellow colour with a huge froathy head, good retention.. No activity in the glass and light lacing left behind.
Some aroma of citrus fruits, some banana too.
Taste is quite sweet and malty at first, the alcohol very well hidden, no obvious at all on the taste.
Full body with quite a carbonation.
A very nice beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay chalice,

Bright, golden blonde colored ale with a massive, brilliant white head that is chunky and very dense. Plenty of crispy lace caking the sides of the glass.

Smells of fruits - sour apples, apricot, candied malt and spices.

Tastes of sour apples, buttery malt, grain, yeast, spicey - maybe pepper and coriander. Mildly hoppy...sort of balances everything nicely.

Medium mouthfeel, actively carbonated.

A truly classic take on the style. Personally for me, I'd like it to be just a tad bigger, but make no mistake - this is one satisfying tripel that is an absolute must try. Like so many others, this a bit more flavorful as it warms. Halfway through the abv is making its presence felt - in a nice warming kind of way. Great brew.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,416 ratings.