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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,495 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,495
Reviews: 1,227
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 246
Gots: 530 | FT: 6
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.
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Ratings: 3,495 | Reviews: 1,227
Photo of beerthirtysa
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice light gold. Not too many bubbles. Not too much protein, as the head doesn't have a "cap" to it. But a white, creamy head.

S: Lovely perfume-like odor. Some coriander, yeast, grassy notes, some citrus and sweet malt notes. Very nice aroma.

T: Taste is surprisingly even front to back. Sweet, perfumy taste as well, some malty notes, alcohol is noticeable. Hops are noticeable throughout.

M: Surprisingly effervescent on the tongue. Sort of foams in the mouth.

O: Overall the smell can't overcome the shortcomings in the taste and mouthfeel. Certainly drinkable, but there are other triples I would try beforehand.

Photo of Luigi
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a hazy yellow/orange color. Three finger white head at first pour... settles down a bit with a great retention and lacing around the glass.

The aroma was fruity, with clean lemon zest and bread from the malt. A bit of sweetness from the alcohol, but the aroma is not overwhelming.

The taste is crisp and tart. Lemon peel, some orange, balanced out with bread note from the malt and the yeast. There is a small amount of alcohol to be noticed. But, for the ABV the brewery did a great job of hiding it.

Light crisp body that finishes tart at first then nice and clean.

This tripel... I would love to keep around... but I have not found it out side a bar yet... Loved it!

Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Dapuma
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Dinkleton
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of johnnybelgians
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Faina
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of karait95
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: As per the style, bright yellow color clear body with medium carbonation but a very big head is formed over the beer dissipating slowly and leaving traces on the glass, bubbles are compact forming a creamy foam.

S: It has a lot of Belgian classical smells such as dust or herbs, of course malts, interesting that almost not alcohol is sensed in the aroma.

T: It starts with some sugar and fruity tasting changing for the spiciness of the yeast and malts and alcohol combined.

M: Alcohol is not disgusting at the beginning but at some point the hops and alcohol make this one a little astringent, ending is very long.

Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BlueBombardier
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of cowineaux
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mxmcmillan
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of cld253
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of eaphikap
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Sinewave
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Maceyka
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of match1112
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of WMEugene
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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