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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,285 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,285
Reviews: 1,197
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 200
Gots: 372 | 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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Photo of dar482
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours out extremely bubbling and huge. A third of the way into the bottle, the whole glass was taken up by head. Then after a bit of settling I poured the rest in. There’s a huge fluffy white head composed of tight bubbles. The beer is this gorgeous gold with some orange, slight haziness. There’s tons of champagne carbonation just flying up the glass.

The aroma is wonderful. Tons of orange, spice, banana, peach, lemon and lime peel. There’s tons of fruit, but also there’s that Belgian yeast breadiness that lingers, but the beer is still so fruity and light smelling.

Flavor follows with that sweet juicy orange, then some banana, then the clove and spice hits a bit. The breadiness and biscuity malt follows along with a gorgeous mouthfeel. The end has this drying note that invites you in for more.

This really has that wondeful combination of a bit of fruitness of La Fin du Monde, but also that really strong dry finish with the classic Belgian tripels. It’s a light refreshing beer and bounces around the palate. My favorite non barrel aged tripel.

dar482, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

SoPeL, Aug 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

MaevaS, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

roodie, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Stella Artois globe at The Office in St. Charles.

It's VDubb's rehearsal dinner, and this beer stood out for me on the menu. It's been too long since my last Karmeliet. This stuff pours a mostly clear gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, light black pepper, clove, restrained citrus (I imagine a small, literally-fruity straightjacket), and Belgian yeast. The taste brings in more of the same, with the yeast and its spices dancing their way into my heart (or, at least more directly, my stomach). The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, as solid a tripel as I remember, this one tends toward the drier, more saison-like end of the spectrum than the sweeter end. It's good times regardless.

TMoney2591, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
96 out of 100 based on 3,285 ratings.