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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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95
world-class

3,158 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 1,185
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 183
Gots: 321 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bmmortale, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of FLima
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with an incredible abundant fluffy head growing like a mushroom above the glass line, and with eternal retention and showing some laces. Apparent carbonation going up that stays for a long time.
Nice aroma that explodes in the air as soon as you open the bottle. I got lots of peaches, Belgian yeast, spearmint, pine and brown sugar. Notes of Cointreau, wheat and a light sourness. A bit medicinal.
Flavor of sweet over ripped pineapples, banana, oranges, spicy yeast and wheat. Notes of honey and Cointreau. Mildly dry aftertaste with a hint of lemon.
Medium to full body with good fizzy carbonation. 8.4% ABV is harmonic with the overall beer.
Excellent beer, very complex and original. I was expecting a good Tripel but not necessarily fun and original. If you like Belgian beers, this is a must.

FLima, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

anhigdon, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Viceroy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Viceroy, Aug 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

MattGoose, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Petitetouale
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Petitetouale, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

sansho, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

tkdchampxi, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kunstman, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Trappist glass. Initially a finger of head, quickly gone though. The body is clear, dark golden color.
It is very aromatic. Lots of dry grain and some of that (good) yeast smell.
The taste is amazing. Complex and balanced. A little lemon bitterness, lots of spice with a touch of honey.
The texture is light with the right amount of fizz.

Fatehunter, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of mikefuski17
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tripel karmeliet was amazing. Once poured into the glass from the bottle, the color was a great golden yellow with a nice short lasting head to it. The aroma was definitely fruity but not overwhelming. The taste was fantastic. Light and slightly fruity. Very smooth beer. Highly recommended.

mikefuski17, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

StubFaceJoe, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy yellow into a snifter. 3 inch head, significant visible carbonation, decent lacing.

Smells like candi sugar, Belgian yeast and floral aromas.

Lots of tastes going on here. Belgian sweetness, floral tastes, spicy pepper, rose petals, bubblegum, alcohol.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Alcohol is present making it a bit harder to drink. Must sip.

One of the better tripels on the market but not the best.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

RickKitt, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ChrisL24481, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Brob245, Aug 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Brendog9, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ThrashMaster, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Rihup, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kpaxfaq, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

GoHabsGo, Aug 08, 2013
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.