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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,411 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,411
Reviews: 1,214
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 220
Gots: 452 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-27-2001

3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MacStinson
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of teromous
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very light amber color, but not pale. It has a sunlight yellow appearance with a magnificently foamy white head, which could easily be mistaken for soap bubbles. It would be impossible to ascertain the amount of lacing, because it seems to merge seamlessly with the head. There's lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: It has a very spicy, floral, and citrus-like smell to it. It is Belgian at its very essence. Breathing in is overwhelming with scent. I get some banana, mellow flowers like daisies, there is a pear-like smell to it, and it smells very light like orange and apple blossoms.

T: It has a wonderful taste to it. I get a flavor profile that is very similar to the way it smells. I pick up flavors of banana, vanilla, and a light spice with hints of ginger. It's wonderful. I can't label it as perfect, but it is so close! There are hints of the earthy hops, but they stand in the background a bit. I bet if I drank this IN Belgium, it would be a 100% 5.0 across the board.

M: The mouthfeel is great. It is so smooth and delicious. There is a wonderful zest of carbonation...I am so surprised at how wonderful this beer is.

O: This beer is near perfect. It could easily be all 5.0 all around. It is wonderful and delicious...I would recommend this to anyone, regardless of what their beer preference is.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 green bottle best before 13/01/11 poured into a Chimay that produces a hazy golden body with a beautiful sudsy white head. This thing exudes effervescence.

A slight sweet character overlays the citrus, mango and musty/earthiness going on.

A little bit of citrus but mostly fills the mouth with a yeasty/bready character.

Crisp and refreshing with lots of carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,411 ratings.