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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,134 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,134
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 182
Gots: 309 | 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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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a creamy, milky gold. Slightly hazy. The head is huge and shows off the carbonation, but even without the head, the liquid is full of bubbles that never really stop. Head is huge and white, with all sized bubbles. Major sticky lacing.

Smells like a fruit farm. Lots of different kinds of fruits too...green apple, pear, grape, faint notes of citrus. Belgian yeast. Pepper and other spices.

I can taste why it's won awards. Fruit forward. Belgian yeast and Belgian sugars. Fruit cake. Spices and a touch of hops in the finish.

Complexity. Sweet mixed with tart mixed with spice. Plenty of cleansing carbonation. Acidic, but not overly so. Medium bodied. Just a note of bitterness in the finish. Slightest bit of heat in the swallow.

A tremendous beer all around. No weak spots. Easy to drink, smooth, alcohol is present, but plays nicely. Would love to have a few more of these.

RickS95, Jun 23, 2012
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Yalcin, Monday at 10:32 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old, faded straw color. Enormous fluffy head. Fairly translucent.

Big aroma of fruit and yeast. Bananas and hay. Huge scents.

It all comes together in the taste. Very full flavor and well balanced. Fruit, flowers, yeast, with a slight kick.

Very creamy and smooth but doesn't drink heavy at all.

Refreshing and fulfilling.

birderbeerer, Mar 25, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

10oz tap pour into a Duvel Tulpip at Hawthorne's Cafe in Philadelphia.

A: Burnt amber with a white, sudsy head with layers of carbonation.

S: Heavy sweetness. Has that sexy rankness of most true, dark fruited trips. Heavy cherry cordial scents.

T: Cherry Cordial and white, Turkish Figs. Beautiful sweetness with a subtle malt that balances nicely with the thin backbone.

M: Thin and smooth.

OVERALL: A very drinkable trip with only a slight maltiness that adds definition and depth to this perfect, all day ale.

RobertColianni, May 05, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Yellow color with a quick head that builds fast but easily dissipates.

Smell – Yeasty aroma with a hint of fruit and citrus mixed with some light spices.

Taste – The spiciness really comes through in the taste, but this is no lightweight. The yeast comes up quickly, and it’s a unique flavor that’s sprinkled with more spice and a soft, fluffy feel. Venom’s, “powdered sugar and soft coriander,” analogy fits well here.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation is right on. The smoothness is amazing.

Drinkability – This is a well put together brew, but it’s not your average Abbey Trippel. This has more fruity spices than normal so might disappoint the non-adventurous drinker.

Update – This was one of the first reviews that I posted on the site back in August of 2003. Now that it’s been a little over two years I thought I give this a go again.

First off, the head was much better and showed good retention. After tasting and reviewing a boatload of Tripels (OK, 42 to date) I really appreciated the rank odor and sharp flavors of this Bosteel offering. I jacked nearly all of the scores up my 0.5 point and hogged the entire champagne bottle to myself.

RoyalT, Aug 08, 2003
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,134 ratings.