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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,159 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,159
Reviews: 1,186
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 183
Gots: 321 | FT: 6
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 BigPlay1824
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a chalice

A: pours a very very pale and light hay color that is just slightly hazy with a small amount of carbonation bubbles and a three finger head that is pure white, very light and fluffy and lingers very nicely, leaves a decent amount of lacing
S: very night slight peppery notes and a gentle lemon peel scent, a nice grainy note like honey nut cheerios
T: really nice taste, reminds me kind of like a really faint apple juice, slight spice and clove notes, finishes with a bit of a bitter note, there is a slight bubble gum note in the front of the sip as well
M: gentle carbonation tingle but definitely fizzy, smooth and airy across the palate, leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry
O: given its overall rating, i had expected more complexity, i do suppose that this is a spot on representation of the style, it hits right as it should, drinks nicely enough and the alcohol is not perceivable

BigPlay1824, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of cbnz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cbnz, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of sgregory
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sgregory, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Greggy
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden color, totally clear with no sediment, with an unimpressive soapy head.

S- Complexity. Apple, pear, just a touch of skunkiness, some nice pepper, spices, and licorice.

T- Very much echos the nose, sans skunk. Big spice, pepper, pear, apple, licorice. Finishes with some nice residual spice.

M- Low Carbonation, and nice finish.

D- I could easily drink this again, but the fact is that there are better tripels out there I would partake in prior to this one.

Greggy, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of RobinLee
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RobinLee, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of bigdeuce
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew is just outstanding! It gives the biggest head since Monica Lewinski! Great 3 finger head, nice soft pillowy body. Has some corn flavors and nice fruity esthers. Leaves unbelievable lacing down the glass. A drinkers dream! Pours a golden colour with that big head. Lovable beer and can actually be drank as a session!

bigdeuce, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of HeadyTheElder
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

HeadyTheElder, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

DenverHopHead, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -6.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
Photo of falconxman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

falconxman, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of alex_hart
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of BJSmit
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of beergod1
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of dwoolley1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

dwoolley1, May 20, 2014
Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AMCimpi, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Zraly
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a warm honey color with a soft, white head. Mild lacing. Nice smell of fruit and a mild alcohol note.

Full flavored, packed with strong notes of honey, fruit and grain. Hops are subtle and complete the finish with a fresh herbal note. Alcohol is well-masked and this could be deceptive! Sweet, but not cloying. A spicy but subdued fizzy pop in the finish makes for a superb mouthfeel and finish. Very smooth and approachable. A nice example of the style without being too "run of the mill."

A strong and classy beverage that would suit well for pairing with poultry or pork dishes.

Zraly, Apr 08, 2007
Photo of mverity
4/5  rDev -6.3%

mverity, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Moses_Malone, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

srgj88, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of jcalabre
3.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 4 August 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: This beer has a Huge frothy white head. It is Clear golden colored, like a pilsener.
Aroma: nothing jumps out at me, but then again, I don't have a great sense of smell
Flavor: It has a rich, sweet taste w/ some yeastiness.

jcalabre, Jun 28, 2003
Photo of gshak
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of PeteRiz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PeteRiz, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Slynger
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light, bright, golden in color with a big, aggressive, fuzzy white head.

Sweetly spicy, fruity and yeasty in the nose. I don't know the spices but pineapples, peaches, and pears all appear along with zesty belgian wheat.

Wow! Loads of lush carbonation along with extra medium-full smoothness (perhaps from the addition of oats to the brew). All of the aforementioned nasal sensories carry over into a flavor that is sweetly spiced, golden wheaty, fruity, and lightly bitter.

Deelish. . . .

deceptively drinkable as well.

Slynger, Mar 11, 2008
Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kirkse, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of BigCheese
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BigCheese, May 09, 2012
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
95 out of 100 based on 3,159 ratings.