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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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96
world-class

3,285 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,285
Reviews: 1,197
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 200
Gots: 372 | 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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4/5  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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

crosenkrantz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Aixois
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Aixois, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ErwinGS, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Cody66, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

RedAleMan, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of mooseo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle into tulip.

A - Golden blonde with a titanic bubbly white head. Very aggressive carbonation flowing up from the bottom of the glass.

S - Inviting aroma of light citrus, apple cider, coriander, Belgian yeast, bready malts.

T - A delicious blend of apple, banana, lemon and sweet bready malts. Light coriander, clove and Belgian yeast add complexity. A touch of earthy herbal hops comes in to balance the sweetness.

M - Exceptionally smooth and light bodied. Crisp and refreshing. Super high carbonation but it works for the style.

O - Excellent tripel. Very complex, balanced and flavorful. This beer would pair beautifully with any type of seafood or meat.

mooseo, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

oso, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

esullivan880, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

SportsandJorts, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

berlinpa, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ZinFanDave, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite a carbonated brew so much so that it produced a substancial head of fluffy white foam running out of the glass and onto my counter.
Hazy golden sunshine color.
Aroma was malty and tart smelling with green apples and spices.
Taste to me was borderline wit beer with the addition of bottle lemonn juice.
Drinks smooth and refreshing but do so cautiously because at 8 abv the alcohol is well hidden.
Hey, it's a good beer that drinks well.

micromaniac129, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Molson2000, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Filosoof
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I won't be the first to say that this is absolutely the top. A very tasty beer, with lots of esters. Almost perfect.

L: golden, pilsener look, quite thin foam, nicely sticking on the glass;
S: lovely, banana, very soft hops, flowergarden;
T: round, but not too sweet, full of hops, but whitout the bitterishness;
M: a little too much carbonation perhaps, but what am I nagging...An impressive, complete creation;
O: you can wake me up at night for this one!!

Filosoof, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

2GOOFY, Nov 15, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
96 out of 100 based on 3,285 ratings.