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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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world-class

2,973 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 163
Gots: 239 | FT: 4
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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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2013 01:54:51 | More by Danobold
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felipeprates

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-28-2013 12:47:23 | More by felipeprates
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Dando54

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-28-2013 12:26:37 | More by Dando54
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite a nice sweet and beautifully flowing triple.

Presentation: 75 cl green corked and caged bottle. Retro font framing the illustration of a grain harvest. Back narrative offers a small description, awards and history. Shows 8.4% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy gold pour, towering frothy head, good retention, rich surface memory with rich lacing. Atta looker...

S - Sweet and lightly spicy nose… honey, citrus and pepper…

T - Rich fruity sense, citric, lightly tropical… sugar and spice… peppery really and softly woven in a nice way with the hops and a faint herbal touch.

M - Medium body, high prickly carbonation, nice punctuation of the spices with a soft alcoholic touch and a nice lingering sense.

O - Tremendous flow… And if one is into it, it sure is quite remarkable. Deceptively drinkable.

Notes: Why did it take me so long to try this brew? Recommended over and over again. Being typically not too keen on a good part of triples I overlooked it until now. Well, glad to fix that mistake. Fruity and dry, this flows great and is a nice crowd pleaser. I'm sure revisiting and sharing...

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 18:47:33 | More by Daniellobo
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -29.7%

05-27-2013 05:00:34 | More by pin
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-26-2013 20:52:31 | More by McBraniel
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-26-2013 16:44:45 | More by dcloeren
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BlackSpark

Portugal

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-25-2013 22:59:33 | More by BlackSpark
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Blindpigbiz

California

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: tangerines and herbs: the green kind

Taste: a champagne-like body with herbs, sweet citrus (probably tangerines), limes, hops, honey notes, and hints of malt

This was the first REAL beer I've ever had, so I may be slightly sentimental over the whole thing. With that being said, this beer is fantastic! What I love most about it is how different the flavors are from each bottle; age indeed does make this beer universally great, however.

Pair this beer honey smoked salmon over a rice pilaf, or get a smoked spicy sausage with sauerkraut, caramelized onions, and smoked peppers for some contrast

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 09:35:28 | More by Blindpigbiz
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle was poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: This beet poured a huge puffy white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with some haziness, but plenty of tiny little bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Vanilla, apples, pears, a little booze, Belgian candy, bready malts. Smells good.

Taste: apples, pears, vanilla, mild hop bitterness, bready malts, Belgian candy

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to high carbonation, highs little dry, medium carbonation, and a nice sipper.

Overall: A standard tripel that everybody should enjoy at one point in a person's life. Enjoyed in the past and will be enjoying more in the future too.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:58:35 | More by Flounder57
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Ustad

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-24-2013 14:36:23 | More by Ustad
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2013 12:04:59 | More by desint
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 11:13:30 | More by robertmitchum
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-23-2013 02:21:37 | More by Callmecoon
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retry4z

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2013 17:55:21 | More by retry4z
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sbartnik01

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2013 17:00:01 | More by sbartnik01
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jiffymon

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-22-2013 14:35:46 | More by jiffymon
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MBlakeshow16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-22-2013 06:40:13 | More by MBlakeshow16
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randomNBGD

Serbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-22-2013 00:45:13 | More by randomNBGD
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-21-2013 23:21:41 | More by GinsuDave
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 02:24:31 | More by Kingcurio
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2013 05:24:24 | More by GRG1313
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gfx

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-20-2013 04:13:51 | More by gfx
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2013 13:36:37 | More by Photekut
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – Upon pouring, the brew was a golden yellow color with a one finger pure white head and lots of carbonation seen streaming through the brew. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was of a grainy and lightly biscuit nature with some hints of yeast and orange peel. There are aromas of some candied sugar as well a little bit of spice and an herbal/haylike smell mixed within.

Taste- The taste begins with a nice Belgian malt flavor and flavors of biscuit. Even though it is moderately dry upfront there are some hints of some orange sweetness with other sweeter candied sugar tastes. The orange dwindles more toward the middle as a lemon citrus taste takes it place. Yeast flavors come to the tongue at this time and bring with them some floral hop as well as some spice of clove and coriander. These flavors take the taste to its end, where the candied sugar then largely leaves the taste, with a bit of a herbal taste taking its place, to leave a clean and crisp malty and dry fruit flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is high with tons of tiny champagne like bubbles. The thinner body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the drier and fruity flavors of the brew and make for a truly fanatic feel and great drinkability.

Overall – Quite easy drinking and enjoyable. This is a very nice triple and renowned for a good reason.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:48:34 | More by Darkmagus82
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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