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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,139
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 183
Gots: 312 | FT: 5
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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Photo of slammgrass
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured into my Cantillon tulip which I think resembles the style and body of the intended glassware. Big frothy creamy head. Clear and light golden.
Smell: "bright" (subjective).
Taste: smooth (from oats?), lemons, bright with small bubbles leaving me thirsty for the next sip.
smooth and balanced and becomes sweeter as it warms.
Mouthfeel: smooth and dry, becomes a bit wetter as it warms up. Highly quaffable.
Overall: Very good. I think this beer tends to be sweeter on draft, but seems more balanced out of the bottle.

slammgrass, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of sbrotschul
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another very nice Belgium ... I'm quickly getting spoiled as I try to sample the various beers in Belgium and northern France.

Appearance (4.5). This beer has a hazy golden blond pour which explodes into the glass, leaving a great thick head of white foam.

Smell (4.0). A green apple (sweet but sour) and slightly spicy smell.

Taste (4.0). Somewhat hoppy but creamy taste, to the bitter side, that finishes very light.

Mouthfeel (4.5). I always struggle with the first sip of a Belgium beer, and start to enjoy it around the third sip. This beer is no exception.

Overall (4.25). Yet another amazing example of Belgium's finest.

sbrotschul, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Campodog
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Campodog, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of cornucopia
5/5  rDev +17.1%

cornucopia, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of GennyCreamAle
5/5  rDev +17.1%

GennyCreamAle, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.3%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev -6.3%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of MortarPestle
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Glassware: Chalice

Pale amber in color with a slight haze. Pours with decent carbonation, an off-white head, and minimal lacing. Flavor of orange and coriander nicely balanced. Smooth and drinkable. Complimented foods from pizza to roast chicken.

MortarPestle, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap onto tulip. Golden hay color with a good amount of foam that is gone quick but leaves spotty lacing behind. Smells of belgian yeast and slight fruit. Taste is of belgian yeasts, banana, biscuity malts...but it has more personality than I can pass along here. Smooth as can be. Just a superb offering and world class of the style.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of heysuz
3/5  rDev -29.7%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -18%

ObeMaltKinobee, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in appearance with a nice white head. A warm, sweet aroma and matching flavor of fruit of some banana, some grape, some citrusd some wheat, some bread, and spice (coriander shows itself, maybe clove too). The alcohol is masked pretty well but not completing hidden. A nice creamy, medium bodied moutfeel with a nice dose of carbonation to give it some life. A very nice tripel that is worthy of return visits.

denver10, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of 12owls
5/5  rDev +17.1%

12owls, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Brewsed, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of HOMEPL8
5/5  rDev +17.1%

HOMEPL8, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a goldenrod body with a finger tall white head in my wine glass. Carbonation is visible rising in the body. Smell is sweet, citric and earthy. The taste is of smooth malts, fruit, apple, wheat, citrus. Mouthfeel is medium, with good carbonation. This is a pretty good tripel, though not my absolute favorite.

gkunkle, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of msarver16
5/5  rDev +17.1%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Fitzmke, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

cartwar, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of casualfan
5/5  rDev +17.1%

casualfan, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of railman
4/5  rDev -6.3%

railman, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Thullin187
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Thullin187, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best by 3/29/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts the entire glass. Decent lacing on the glass; with extremely ample carbonation streaming up and keeping a dense head going. Aromas of big pepper, clove, lemon zest, grass, coriander, biscuit, orange peel, herbs, and yeast spices. Fantastic and well balanced aromas. Taste of big pepper, herbal, lemon zest, clove, biscuit, coriander, orange peel, grass, and yeast spices. Fairly dry finish; but some lingering notes of herbal, citrus peel, biscuit, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Medium high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Fair amount of prickly carbonation initially that dies down in the glass. Very smooth and drinkable for 8.4%; with only a slight alcohol warming on the finish. Overall this is an incredible Tripel, as I was expecting it to be. Fantastic and unique flavors; with great balance, complexity, and smoothness. It has taken me far too long to finally try this one.

superspak, Feb 04, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,139 ratings.