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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,131 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,131
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 182
Gots: 306 | 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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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tripel Karmeliet has a medium, fizzy, root beer-like, somewhat off-white head and a mostly clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of tight bubble streams and not much lacing left behind. The beer did not really cloud up when I swished & poured in the bottom contents. Aroma is of sweet, bready, grains, candied fruit, banana, sourness, a hop zing, and banana peel. Flavor is of banana, coriander, bread, sweetness, candied fruit, banana puree, some hop bitterness, and a background grain husk that one gets with a high-gravity malt liquor, such as St. Ides HG. I also noticed a metallic note in the foam, which was oddly reminiscent of Red Dog from a can. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Tripel Karmeliet finishes mostly dry, crisp, champagne-like, and easy going. Although the alcohol does not present itself in the taste, I could feel it in my head with only half the bottle consumed. Overall, this is a most excellent and strange beer.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 06, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

Light-medium straw with a fluffy bright white thick head. Large bubble set in the head, but still has medium retention. Very slight chill haze.

Carbonation pushes the nose forward: hawaiian sweet bread, coriander, celery seed, lemon zest, muscat grapes, ranier cherries, sandal wood, nutmeg. It all feels relatively subtle on the nose, but everytime you go back, there is something different. A beer for one who likes to reflect.

Light orange and grapefruit zest are chased by Cream of Wheat, banana, marzipan, fruitiness from the yeast, leavened bread dough, and a metallic edge.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little on the fizzy side, which pushes the alcohol front and center. There is a slickness in the mid-palate. The beer finishes on the backend with some dank bitterness.

Really a nice beer that would be amazing with both less carbonation and a finer perle. Really love the complexity in the nose, but it gets just a little lost on the palate.

Libationguy, Jul 29, 2013
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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,131 ratings.