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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,456 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,456
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 230
Gots: 497 | FT: 5
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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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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St. Bernardus tulip at low altitude in NY. Thanks to my girlfriend for giving this to me as a gift!

A: Clear golden-yellow with a large, prickly white head of good retention. As the head gradually recedes, it leaves plenty of lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Pear, apple, cloves. Smells intensely fruity up front with the spice character in the background. Alcohol doesn't come through at all on this one. Overall, the smell is mouthwatering.

T: The apple/pear notes come through strongly right from the beginning -- reminds me of drinking hard cider in certain respects. The fruit flavors give way to clove and pepper notes on the finish. The sweetness is a bit cloying.

M: Medium-bodied with a prickly and dry mouthfeel. Suits the flavors well, but doesn't leave any lasting impression.

O: Quite different from most other tripels I've had in terms of the apple/pear flavors (as opposed to dark fruits). Well-built and tasty, just a bit too sweet.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,456 ratings.