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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,347 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,201
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 205
Gots: 404 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy (like ginger ale) white head that reduces to thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruit (pear), Belgian yeast, banana, clove, lemon zest, and some floral notes.

T: Very similar to the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with the flavors of light fruits (pear and apple), Belgian yeast with some spiciness, banana, and clove.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and pretty dry, especially in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable and relatively refreshing even though there is a fairly high ABV in which the alcohol is detectable. This is much more of a sipping beer but is very good. Very good example of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MaximalC
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden color with a positively indominable, rocky, white head. Seriously, a mild pour yielded two inches of glorious foam that continues to expand as I write. My Duvel glass has never looked so content...

Aroma is of apple, pear, clove, coriander, and that signature Belgian yeast character. The smell is present but not overwhelming. The taste is spot on with the aroma, except with a massive dose of prickly carbonation. I'm also getting some citrus on the back end that wasn't as present in the aroma, as well as some mild hop bitterness. This is your textbook Belgian ale: spicy, prickly, and fruity. Not much to critique here, though one could argue that the extensive carbonation overwhelms some of the subtler elements in the taste. Regardless, this is one tasty and refreshing brew that goes down way too fast for its ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light orange amber. Nice large white head that lasts a long time with nice lacing. Aroma subdued wheat. Flavor is wheat developing into sweet malt and light fruit. Sweet malt and spicy middle and finish with a touch of hops. Very well integrated. An excellent tripel and worth a revisit.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin layer with no lacing.

S: Belgian spices with tart, light fruit aromas similar to white grapes and pears. There are sweet candy sugar and bready aromas toward the finish.

T: Light spice notes up front followed by tart fruit flavors and some slight candy sugar notes. The finish is champagne-like with dry fruit and bread characters. Very tasty.

M: Light body with high carbonation, this beer is perfectly attenuated, leaving it light, crisp, and dry despite its high abv.

O: One of the best tripels out there, I think. It's very tasty and has the perfect body needed for a great Belgian.

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
96 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.