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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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world-class

3,084 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,084
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 180
Gots: 287 | 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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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-03-2012 23:16:34 | More by enelson
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BlueBombardier

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-03-2012 21:44:15 | More by BlueBombardier
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cowineaux

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-03-2012 20:25:03 | More by cowineaux
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mxmcmillan

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-03-2012 18:29:35 | More by mxmcmillan
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cld253

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-02-2012 01:26:56 | More by cld253
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eaphikap

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-02-2012 00:30:13 | More by eaphikap
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-01-2012 23:44:48 | More by Sinewave
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Maceyka

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-01-2012 22:36:36 | More by Maceyka
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match1112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

a massive three figer head with the consistency of dish soap bubbles sits atop a crystal clear golden straw colored body. even though the head eventually dies down, you can still see hundreds of bubbles rise to the top to hold the foam cap together. my nose is greeted with hints of spicy yeast, banannas, wheat and oats to produce a wonderful bread aroma. i can taste a definate wheat bread body with a mellow bananna flavor and a spicy dry finish. mouthfeel is light and airy at first thanks to the nice balance of carbonation. then it becomes heavier as the grains and yeast form a bready body and finishes with a long dry spice finish.

01-01-2012 04:42:37 | More by match1112
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WMEugene

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Pours a dark golden/amber with a good frothy head and lacing.

S - Fruits, spices, sweet notes, yeast. Very nice, traditional tripel smell.

T - Sweet and tart fruits, spices, some citrus flavors as well. Once again, very traditional example of the style.

M - Smooth, drinkable, ok carbonation levels, a bit chewy.

O - A very enjoyable and classic example of the tripel style. Would recommend if you're in the mood for a Belgian tripel.

12-31-2011 23:29:45 | More by WMEugene
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coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-31-2011 17:13:51 | More by coz
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a very light hazy yellow, like sunshine in liquid form. Huge bubbles form a plentiful, billowing cloud of white foam.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast attacks the nostrils showing hints of coriander, cardamom and white pepper. Subtle white grape and peach fruit esters linger throughout, almost prototypically.

T/M: The carbonation is huge, if it wasn't obvious from the massive amount of head, and punches you in the mouth at first. It actually stings the back of the throat. Fortunately, it doesn't detract from the flavor; spicy phenols are apparent up front and are almost astringent, followed by gratuitous Belgian fruit esters of heavy fruit.

The bubbles and spiciness are what set this one apart from other Belgians. If the carbonation was a little more under control, this would be an incredible beer, but as it is, it's still very good.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

12-31-2011 01:51:13 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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carbonhaze74

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-30-2011 16:29:34 | More by carbonhaze74
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FRAeULEINBiER

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-30-2011 02:47:09 | More by FRAeULEINBiER
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

I had a chance to try the Karmeliet Tripel at "The Bank" in Wheaton, IL. The beer pours a hazy yeast filled pale yellow or straw color, very large foamy white head which left a very spotty lace due to the fruity precence. The smell is sweet yeast esters, some banana, some pepper, honey, very good. Feel is light lots of tingling carbonation. Taste is good, there is a nice dry finish, I get sweet honey, malts, a little hop bite, some peppery aftertaste along with the dryness. Overall a good triple.

12-30-2011 00:53:18 | More by WoodBrew
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%

11.2oz bottle poured *carefully* into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

Hazy, coppery, melted butter color. Four fingers of head. Most ridiculous head retention I've seen in a long time. Puffy clings of lacing. Looks fluffy and very inviting.

I smell banana, coriander, fresh bread, must, and some citric flavors (lemony/orange). A little nutty from the suspended yeast. Mild spiciness, very mellow fruit essences.

Up front spicy bite yields to a fruity soft banana. Very doughy malt with a prick of aged hops. Complexities offered in the forms of clove, bitter walnut, and orange rind. A nice dry finish, punched with an alcoholic bite. Not too strong, sweet, or spicy like many other tripels.

Great drinkability. Higher carbonation doesn't subtract from a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Pretty much semi-dry (slight stickiness on the lips). Incredible construction. A must have.

My favorite tripel. A beer I will always remember, seek out, and turn to.

12-29-2011 02:54:19 | More by thecheapies
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BrutusOrca

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-28-2011 22:52:42 | More by BrutusOrca
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-28-2011 17:45:11 | More by cdwil
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-28-2011 17:39:37 | More by BigMike
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RVALawyer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-28-2011 14:31:16 | More by RVALawyer
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-28-2011 03:32:43 | More by Joshgonzales79
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

A - orange/yellow with a white head.

S - yeast, fruity esters, and earthiness from the hops.

T - citrus and some grass/floral/herbal notes. The finish is crisp/clean and a refreshing lemon with a slight bitterness.

M - Light body, crisp and well carbonated.

O - this is a great tripel. It is very drinkable, lightly flavored and lightly aromatic. It is really refreshing.

12-27-2011 23:56:16 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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fultonj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-27-2011 13:41:49 | More by fultonj
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a hazy, light orange color with a fluffy 2 inches of white head. Massive lace throughout.

The nose is full of Belgian yeast, clove, corriander, and spice. Pretty welcoming.

The taste is balanced very nicely and has flavors similar to the ones noted in the smell of this brew. The yeast and clove are prominent with a bit of a malty backbone.

The mouthfeel is smooth and has a nice prickle of carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall, thia is an impressive tripel with balance and great characteristics.

12-27-2011 03:52:59 | More by ChugginOil
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educorgan

Portugal

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-27-2011 01:47:00 | More by educorgan
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,084 ratings.