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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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95
world-class

3,065 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,065
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 176
Gots: 279 | 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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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-08-2012 05:30:55 | More by NOLANDMAN
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EPseja

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

NOTE [04-22-2005]: Review edited based on my latest tasting. Appearance from 4.0 to 5.0. Smell from 4.5 to 5.0. Taste from 4.5 to 5.0.

Additional tasting notes:

A: Large, rocky, river foamy, micro-bubble head with a bright "what's in the Pulp Fiction briefcase?" golden color. Fantastic.

S: Everything a Tripel is supposed to smell like is embodied in this beer, however no one particular scent ever dominates the others. A masterful blend.

T: I attempted to find any detriment in the taste be it departure from style, off flavors, or anything but could not. This is the perfect Tripel.
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Original 01-06-2005 review below:

Shared this Magnum bottle with two beer-tasting friends of mine, on the recommendation of Mr. Richard Tingle, the beer manager at Oak Tree Discount Wines & Spirits in South Plainfield, NJ.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden honey color. Tiny micro-bubbles forming a thin self-repleneshing head.

Smell: Sweet grains, mild honey, and bubble gum coupled with rosy floral notes from the hops. Clean Belgian Tripel esthers. Very appealing.

Taste: Super well rounded. Excellent balance of sweetness and bitterness. For and 8% beer, alcohol is virtually non-present in the taste, but leaves a warming feeling in the finish along with a dash of hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation. Infinitesimally small bubbles that make for a creamy and velvety but crisp and clean mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Superb mouthfeel and wonderful taste make this one an easy drinker.

01-06-2005 19:47:49 | More by EPseja
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educorgan

Portugal

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-27-2011 01:47:00 | More by educorgan
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ryancorn

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 22:38:05 | More by ryancorn
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revo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-01-2012 02:04:38 | More by revo
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BlueBombardier

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-03-2012 21:44:15 | More by BlueBombardier
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Weeds21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-27-2012 01:07:45 | More by Weeds21
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Relm

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 19:19:37 | More by Relm
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JustABeerGuy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-08-2011 15:45:20 | More by JustABeerGuy
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spartan301

Romania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-15-2013 14:41:58 | More by spartan301
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thestranger99

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 00:44:47 | More by thestranger99
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-24-2012 19:25:48 | More by gleemonger
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

This is my first time tasting this bar--bought as a leftover giftpack with 4 bottles ands a tulip glass.
This is the best tripel I have ever had--which btw is my favorite beer style.
Clear golden color with streaming bubbles; nice white head died down to uneven white cap
Golden aromas of grain and bread/toast
Refreshing; grain bill shows through with light flavors of bread and just a hint of hops
Pretty standard medium carbonation; thin, crisp body overall
Delicious in my book; the lightly toasted bread and grain is a treat.

Just a fantastic brew; my new favorite!

01-20-2012 19:53:04 | More by csrbv
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BGdad

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-03-2012 03:09:21 | More by BGdad
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MQ3867

Portugal

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-17-2014 16:31:31 | More by MQ3867
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squonk716

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-17-2014 03:00:08 | More by squonk716
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

Marked 08/09

A- Bright, comparatively clear medium yellow. Big, foamy, snow white head of coarse bubbles.

S- Perfect.

Seriously.

What a perfume on this beer! It doesn't get much better than this, and if it does, I want to know where. Spices, yeast, sweet malt, tropical flowers/fruits, champagne, bread dough, buttery shortbread, green apple.

T- Tripel Karmeliet drinks as beautifully as it smells. The entire composition of this beer is magnificent. Delicious. The sweet rich malt has grafted together with the spicy phenolic flavors to perfection. Very alluring, it is hard to put this beer down. Decadent satisfaction here.

M, D- Nearly flawless feel -- just as the full-bodied sweet/spice coats the palate, the CO2 washes away just the right portion of it to make you want to hit the repeat button, over, and over, and over....

Superb.

05-12-2010 22:16:37 | More by WhiteOak
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John_P_Shannon

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-29-2013 01:22:51 | More by John_P_Shannon
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dcf5ve

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-20-2014 02:04:13 | More by dcf5ve
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-19-2011 03:11:03 | More by bigdaddypolite
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Theoboley

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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clemson14

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-06-2013 01:59:36 | More by clemson14
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zbloom

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-28-2012 03:47:05 | More by zbloom
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SteveB3014

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-20-2014 19:06:53 | More by SteveB3014
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MA08

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-02-2014 18:22:56 | More by MA08
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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