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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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95
world-class

3,092 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,092
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 179
Gots: 292 | 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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Greywulfken

New York

4.79/5  rDev +12.2%

A: hazy gold with a fat cap of lacey foam - it's one of those beers that foam up and overflow if you don't measure your pour

S: light fruits and soft floral notes

T: clean malt grains give it a strong simple elegrance; nearby: graceful pale fruits and banana gracefully interwoven with honey and floral/herbal accents

M: clean, fresh, soft, creamy, fuzzy

O: wonderful pay-off on an impulse buy - one of the best tasting and feeling tripels - right up there with Westmalle's tripel as two of the finest tripels in the world - I'm going to say that the Karmeliet has a more champagne-like character - perhaps the use of three grains (oat, wheat, and barley) creates the difference.

This one's been revisited a few times since my initial review, and always tastes top-tier.

06-10-2012 20:52:39 | More by Greywulfken
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Kathy


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-10-2012 01:13:02 | More by Kathy
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-09-2012 07:52:16 | More by MacarthurParker
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doggball

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-09-2012 04:00:22 | More by doggball
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2012 01:02:12 | More by Shnanign
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mcss

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-08-2012 14:06:56 | More by mcss
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

On Tap in Nancy, France.

Poured a golden blonde with about a finger and a half worth of head

Smell was timid though sweet with hints of banana

Taste was sharp with a smooth finish almost honey-like. No alcohol hints what so ever.

Mouthfeel was retained for several minutes before another sip was needed.

Overall a great Belgian style beer that showed its class.

06-05-2012 20:22:45 | More by Louski
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kdown

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2012 21:47:05 | More by kdown
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ironyisoverrated

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2012 01:50:01 | More by ironyisoverrated
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-03-2012 23:33:26 | More by Aschap
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-03-2012 21:11:37 | More by UpToMeBeer
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ant1

France

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2012 20:40:43 | More by ant1
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Sloiceman

California

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%

Great tasting triple. Sharing the 750ml bottle was perfect. The bartender poured it poorly and had 2 inches of head. After I couldn't wait any longer to try it, I took a mouthful of foam and then got to the delicious beer.
Great taste rolling around in the mouth followed by a very enjoyable finish.

06-03-2012 03:29:32 | More by Sloiceman
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2012 14:29:54 | More by Keegan
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EzraAtom

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-02-2012 03:43:41 | More by EzraAtom
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jjm2503

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-01-2012 01:09:23 | More by jjm2503
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steelerguy

New York

4.4/5  rDev +3%

A - Clear straw yellow, high carbonation, huge frothy head that doesn't want to go away.

S - Crisp and tart apple, some sweetness like a pear, with some light spice and a touch of yeast.

T - Very clean, tastes how it smells but even better. There is a bit of green apple, sweet pear, spice almost like a bit of white pepper. Ends with a touch of yeast and hint of alcohol.

M - Light body, finishes clean, the carbonation tingles and the alcohol warms.

O - What a great surprise. Doesn't have as many dimensions as many Belgian tripels but when you make something simple this good, don't mess around with a bunch of tricks. Great beer.

06-01-2012 00:41:04 | More by steelerguy
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ThirstyD


5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-31-2012 13:39:53 | More by ThirstyD
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yeti123

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-30-2012 16:19:32 | More by yeti123
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JamesClever


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-29-2012 21:40:21 | More by JamesClever
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RS3Sport


3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-28-2012 20:34:27 | More by RS3Sport
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2012 17:05:02 | More by Tomblerone
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jbowes


5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-21-2012 20:20:49 | More by jbowes
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2012 04:18:49 | More by mrebeka
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JoeyRamone


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-20-2012 00:48:00 | More by JoeyRamone
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,092 ratings.