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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,132 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,132
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 181
Gots: 307 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website

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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Photo of TheRealBigC
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a hazy yellow with fizzy head. Very herbal nose, a little yeasty as well. Taste-wise it's a pretty big brew considering how light it feels. Herbal/medicinal sort of flavor plays with yeast and fruity phenols. I think it's a good beer and a major stand-out flavor profile among tripels.

TheRealBigC, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Casey8
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Casey8, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

nmann08, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of brureview
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap at Julian's restaurant in Providence.

What a great beer! Light golden color with less than a finger head.

Great aroma- strong cloves.

Mouth feel- very smooth, complementing the style.

Taste- strong cloves, with warming-apricot-cloves.

This was my first time tasting this tripel, and it is perfect for a summer day. Very distinctive. A world class tripel.

brureview, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of 4ster
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of BelgianTripple
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%

I enjoy this beer very much.

I get notes of citrus and spice when I drink this beer in both flavor and smell. It is a highly carbonated beer that I find to be refreshing. This is a beer that can easily be enjoyed quickly or sipped over the course of half an hour.

I actually use a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass which make it easy to drink and to enjoy the aroma. If you get a chance I would highly suggest it.

At home, I tend to drink this beer slightly colder than cellar temperature, but when I have it in a pub at cellar temperature I find the flavor of this beer stands up very well. There is a sweet spot between too cold and too warm that I've come to recognize and that it usually when I decide to finish the beer.

The only negative comment I might make involves that carbonation I mentioned earlier. This is a beer that can make you full. But at 8.4% that isn't really a bad thing.

BelgianTripple, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jrfehon33, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of chugfest
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

chugfest, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of leagr
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy (like ginger ale) white head that reduces to thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruit (pear), Belgian yeast, banana, clove, lemon zest, and some floral notes.

T: Very similar to the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with the flavors of light fruits (pear and apple), Belgian yeast with some spiciness, banana, and clove.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and pretty dry, especially in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable and relatively refreshing even though there is a fairly high ABV in which the alcohol is detectable. This is much more of a sipping beer but is very good. Very good example of the style.

dbrauneis, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DSlim71, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of dvinci9
5/5  rDev +17.1%

dvinci9, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Peller80
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Peller80, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a murky golden color with a positively indominable, rocky, white head. Seriously, a mild pour yielded two inches of glorious foam that continues to expand as I write. My Duvel glass has never looked so content...

Aroma is of apple, pear, clove, coriander, and that signature Belgian yeast character. The smell is present but not overwhelming. The taste is spot on with the aroma, except with a massive dose of prickly carbonation. I'm also getting some citrus on the back end that wasn't as present in the aroma, as well as some mild hop bitterness. This is your textbook Belgian ale: spicy, prickly, and fruity. Not much to critique here, though one could argue that the extensive carbonation overwhelms some of the subtler elements in the taste. Regardless, this is one tasty and refreshing brew that goes down way too fast for its ABV.

MaximalC, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of AApparel
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AApparel, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Mdodge8837, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Bpvarona
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bpvarona, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Mat_Rampson
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mat_Rampson, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Grintbrad, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kell50, Aug 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

wtgannon, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Salsais
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Salsais, Aug 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light orange amber. Nice large white head that lasts a long time with nice lacing. Aroma subdued wheat. Flavor is wheat developing into sweet malt and light fruit. Sweet malt and spicy middle and finish with a touch of hops. Very well integrated. An excellent tripel and worth a revisit.

LiquidAmber, Aug 02, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,132 ratings.