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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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2,975 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,975
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 163
Gots: 238 | FT: 4
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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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-20-2012 21:01:25 | More by tln13
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Brennen


5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-20-2012 16:04:42 | More by Brennen
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Infamous7100

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy gold with a huge rocky bright white head. Looks outstanding.
S: all kinds of fruit, mainly pears and apples. A nice candy smell with some slight astringentcy. Balanced and perfect.
T: follows nosr perfectly. Slight pepper flavor with some acidity. Nice sweet fruit flavor which blends seemlessly with nice biscuity notes. Loving this.
M: medium to high carbonation but a slight body. Finishes so nicely. Great aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.
O: go buy it. Extremely quaffable and leaves you wanting more. Enjoy it any time of year.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 00:34:01 | More by Infamous7100
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Beejay

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pale yellow. In the glass it is a yellow straw color with a massive white head on top. Fairly clean as far as haze is concerned.

S: Sweet with a little herbal hop kick. There is a nice amount of fruity sweetness, berries and a little citrus. There is a good amount of banana and clove in there. The herbal note balances fairly well with the sweetness. There is a hint of alcohol in the finish.

T: Tasty. Very bright beer. Plenty of sweetness with berry notes, banana and clove. The clove seems to come out fairly strong to me. The herbal note in the aroma comes out in the finish. Perhaps a touch of booze at the end.

M: Medium light in body, very assertive carbonation but appropriate for the style. Slightly dry finish.

O: Overall I like this beer. Fairly classic as far as a tripel is concerned. Good flavors from the yeast, plenty of Belgian Character, and a nice sweetness. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 00:30:38 | More by Beejay
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2012 13:07:15 | More by whatname
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Brianimator

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-17-2012 07:52:05 | More by Brianimator
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estevaom

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-15-2012 04:30:53 | More by estevaom
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-14-2012 15:39:45 | More by mhaugo
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Drinkerofales

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color with a huge pure white foam cap, that retains well.

Smell is warm and peppery, Belgian yeasts, and a hint of fruity pear.

Tastes of grains, some peppery warmth, a nice yeasty tang and a quite strange, yet good bitter aftertaste.

Feels a bit bubbly, with a sting, but this lessens as it goes down. A light to medium body, and pretty drinkable.

I liked the beer, but I liked other Tripels much better.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 06:08:38 | More by Drinkerofales
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Fibby_McGee


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-12-2012 17:03:07 | More by Fibby_McGee
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-11-2012 05:08:56 | More by Antnyd82
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really liked this beer. The beer is an attractive golden beer that made a good head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Sweet malty yeasty smell.

Taste: Mild tripel that sweet, yeasty and malty taste. Light fruits and spice. I found the entire the very good and mild. Complex? yes. Tasty? yes. Highly recommended. could be your favorite.

Notes: Pairs well with Greg Brown folk music.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 06:27:59 | More by frankiepop
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip on 2/21/12

29/03/11 is printed on the bottle neck

Thanks to my uncle for sending this home with me after the DBT show a while back.

Moderately hazy, slightly faded gold hue. The head is massive - well over four fingers and well over the top of the glass. The head drops slowly leaving a large mound in the center and a few random leavings of lace.

The aroma is light and airy, but it maintains a full figure. Lemon and lime, tart apple, prairie grass and fresh cut hay, toasted grains galore, crackers herbal and floral notes, soft spices and an overtone of mustiness. Swirling draws forth an aroma of anise cookies. No booze.

The taste is more fleshed out than the aroma strikes me. The malts and grains have a more prominent role than do the fruity esters. Dense bread, crackers and lightly toasted grains - the three grains blend together for the most part, though the wheat perhaps takes a nip of the finish. Modest hops merge with a mild spiciness; the result being a well-fitted herbal notion that takes a backseat to the grains. Overtones of light fruits.

The feel is briefly thin before moving to a plump, malty, medium body. Carbonation is painfully high at first, but after opening up and swirling out a bit, said carbonation is reasonably matched with the heft of the beer. Grain, yeast and fruit residuals linger on the finish. Moderately dry, too.

This beer continues to bloom as time wears on and I find myself enjoying it more in tandem. Definitely worth a shot. Thanks Todd!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 05:03:34 | More by Ryan011235
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matzah

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-08-2012 19:04:27 | More by matzah
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RyanMcBeer


5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-07-2012 04:55:37 | More by RyanMcBeer
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seancake

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-06-2012 14:36:14 | More by seancake
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onetodave

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2012 12:26:55 | More by onetodave
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters and spice. Orange, apricot. Lots of clove and black pepper. Some floral hops. May be the first tripel I've seen where the spice dominates the fruit.

Appearance: Pale straw, somewhat cloudy. Pours a massive white head. Tons of bubbles rising in the glass for what seems like forever, fifteen minutes by my estimation. Excellent retention and tons of sticky lacing.

Taste: Lots of citrus fruit. Dark orange, apricot, not as much spice as I was expecting, which is pretty much a good thing here. Mild floral hops. The aftertaste is caramel and sweet citrus. Light malt and lots of white sugar. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light and frothy, mildly creamy. Not drying, actually a bit oily. High carbonation.

Overall: A bit on the sweet side, but very good overall. Impressive appearance, followed by a bold sweet and spicy aroma, then the very sweet fruity and spicy taste. A little light from the huge amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 03:57:10 | More by soulfly1492
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ggourde

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-05-2012 04:24:40 | More by ggourde
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barcabadger

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-04-2012 14:00:53 | More by barcabadger
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with cryptic date poured into a snifter. Pours a clear hay golden color with a big fluffy head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma is yeasty, sweet and fruity but moves toward perfumy and floral with warmth. Low on phenols and booze and the general "heavy" feeling some tripels suffer from: Damnation, I am looking at you!

Tastes is bittersweet in a very gentle way with ample fruitiness. Carbonation is very high that creates an illusion of very dry finish at first; but the finish is eventually found on the sweeter side as the beer warms. Light body without a touch of alcohol, this one is easy to drink.

Hard to point any flaw out but this beer didn't wow me in spite of all its good features. Perhaps it's the overall profile?

Regardless, a well made beer that I will drink again but not at the price of almost 7 dollars a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 08:21:31 | More by tewaris
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-03-2012 18:35:32 | More by GTB
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SohoSD

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-03-2012 05:21:44 | More by SohoSD
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squarebottle

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-02-2012 04:02:31 | More by squarebottle
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gcgarcia

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2012 22:59:36 | More by gcgarcia
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 2,975 ratings.