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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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95
world-class

3,004 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,004
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 167
Gots: 249 | FT: 5
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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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
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DrFayhee


4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw-colored with a rich thick head. Aroma of very citrusy hops, almost like Sprite. Malty rich sweetness to the hop flavor with definite lemony finish. Really pleasant bright carbonation. I typically don't like tripels to be this sweet but I appreciate how this one kind of marks its territory as a certain take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 04:15:22 | More by DrFayhee
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draheim

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml (best by date illegible) into a tulip. Pours a golden orange w/ a massive rocky white head, steady carb, chunks of lace.

Aroma is lots of citrus and spice up front, candi sugar, earthy mango. Smells tropical w/ just a hint of musty yeast.

Taste is a little less impressive than the aroma. Belgian yeast, sweet pale malt, clean water. Slight bubblegum.

Mouthfeel compensates for the taste - smooth, velvety, semi-dry. Just right.

Overall this is a solid tripel. Hits all the marks. Not the best I've had but still a world-class version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 06:37:33 | More by draheim
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airbag11

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2012 17:21:37 | More by airbag11
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godmare

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2012 13:03:40 | More by godmare
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lowgear

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2012 02:24:17 | More by lowgear
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2012 01:17:33 | More by MSandahl23
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-29-2012 00:44:17 | More by RyanPS
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Bergysmalls


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-28-2012 17:04:45 | More by Bergysmalls
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-28-2012 15:02:38 | More by Holland
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iskeptici

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-28-2012 13:43:37 | More by iskeptici
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass from a tap at Barley's in Greenville SC

A: Pours a bright, pale honey/golden color, with a small-to-moderate size, exceptionally creamy head. Head has good retention, at least as a ring.

S&T: Light and fruity, although no specific fruit comes to the fore. Clove and banana elements, but less pronounced than in some tripels. Honey too. The aroma is a bit boozy, but in a positive way ... think fine brandy or liquer.

M: Very smooth, with a bit of alcohol warming. Nice, light carbonation.

Overall: One of the best tasting tripels I have ever had. Complex and flavorful, but not challenging. Very refined. Makes an excellent sipper, and I took a good long time to finish my serving, enjoying every sip.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 01:13:47 | More by chinchill
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6string

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-26-2012 15:34:52 | More by 6string
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy yellow with a good thick white head

S-white wheats and a good citrus scent. some tang in there. medium strength

T-comes in with a great taste of subtle pale belgian malts, wheats, citrus, and a good taste of caramel. its a good and light tasting flavor, yet robust at the same time. its subtle and clean. has a good flavor of banana and ends with a matching after-taste.

M-very heavy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-generally for me, this style gets pretty harsh and unenjoyable. i've had many bad examples of tripels. this beer just redefines what i think of them. it is so great and complex, with such a smooth taste with that typical explosive belgian mouthfeel. i could always have this.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 18:16:58 | More by AdamBear
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old, faded straw color. Enormous fluffy head. Fairly translucent.

Big aroma of fruit and yeast. Bananas and hay. Huge scents.

It all comes together in the taste. Very full flavor and well balanced. Fruit, flowers, yeast, with a slight kick.

Very creamy and smooth but doesn't drink heavy at all.

Refreshing and fulfilling.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 03:08:31 | More by birderbeerer
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-24-2012 21:40:14 | More by fdig23
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Goulash

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2012 23:16:19 | More by Goulash
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-22-2012 19:47:49 | More by tenacioustomato
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jisak74


4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 10:52:47 | More by jisak74
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 02:30:30 | More by nickhiller
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2012 23:57:04 | More by wizo
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muusers

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-19-2012 18:14:02 | More by muusers
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,004 ratings.