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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,197
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 191
Gots: 338 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Page76, Sep 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Marcygale, Sep 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

RoseMClark, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

asafarc2, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Csnowbrown
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap, poured in a 12oz tulip
pours crisp golden with a bit of haze. 1 1/2" rich fluffy head. Aromas of clove spice and fruits, a bit of alcohol.
Taste is very smooth with a full yeast flavor and a long crisp finish. Carbonation is superb!
This is a fantastic beer!

Csnowbrown, Aug 28, 2012
4.75/5  rDev +11%

SLUGLIFE, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kmt314, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Marius, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

bladman, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of pkalix
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first pour from the 750 was clear bright yellow but the finishing pour was hazy and cloudy. huge, medium-sized-bubbled head dissipating to nothing.
smells citrus-y and light-fruity.
tastes citrus-y and light-fruity.
i like the carbonation.
overall, this is a different kind of brew for me. kind of hoppy-tasting, akmost, but without the piney flavor, i guess this is what an OAT< WHEAT< BARLEY from belgium tastes like. my apologies, i had a very time-consuming review erased into the nether regions of cyberspace and this is no reflection of the time or quality of that production. but what i would like to state here is that there is a very nice, relatively new, Belgium pub in Garden Grove, California called THE GLOBE which has this, and about 25 other beautiful Belgian brews, on tap. i have no interest in the business except for converting my hard-earned wages into beautiful belgian suds but i'd like to make more people in the area aware of this site.

pkalix, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

kevinhughes, Aug 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Beeradelphia, Aug 22, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with fizzy head. Very herbal nose, a little yeasty as well. Taste-wise it's a pretty big brew considering how light it feels. Herbal/medicinal sort of flavor plays with yeast and fruity phenols. I think it's a good beer and a major stand-out flavor profile among tripels.

TheRealBigC, Aug 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Casey8, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nmann08, Aug 18, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Julian's restaurant in Providence.

What a great beer! Light golden color with less than a finger head.

Great aroma- strong cloves.

Mouth feel- very smooth, complementing the style.

Taste- strong cloves, with warming-apricot-cloves.

This was my first time tasting this tripel, and it is perfect for a summer day. Very distinctive. A world class tripel.

brureview, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy this beer very much.

I get notes of citrus and spice when I drink this beer in both flavor and smell. It is a highly carbonated beer that I find to be refreshing. This is a beer that can easily be enjoyed quickly or sipped over the course of half an hour.

I actually use a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass which make it easy to drink and to enjoy the aroma. If you get a chance I would highly suggest it.

At home, I tend to drink this beer slightly colder than cellar temperature, but when I have it in a pub at cellar temperature I find the flavor of this beer stands up very well. There is a sweet spot between too cold and too warm that I've come to recognize and that it usually when I decide to finish the beer.

The only negative comment I might make involves that carbonation I mentioned earlier. This is a beer that can make you full. But at 8.4% that isn't really a bad thing.

BelgianTripple, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

jrfehon33, Aug 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

chugfest, Aug 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,197 ratings.