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Tripel Karmeliet - Brouwerij Bosteels

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3,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,079
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 180
Gots: 284 | 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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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2012 14:04:50 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2014 15:58:30 | More by TheSamKuehn
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

bottel 33 cl
poured into my tripel karmeliet glass

Pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold, huge fluffy white head forms, nice lace, good retention.

Smell is sweet, grainy, some orange, spices, wheat, little yeasty.

Taste is sweet, orange and spice again, yeast, some alcohol, and a wheat dryness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

1 of the best tripels out there

perfect brew
Just had it on tap at The 12 th Belgian beerweekend ,
Wow , what à brew , much better thn the bottel , awesomes

07-21-2010 14:34:44 | More by beerpirates
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-31-2014 00:15:43 | More by s1ckboy
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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%

11.2 oz single, $4.50. Poured into a tulip.

A: Quite light for the style with a meringue-like, very large, very white head. Can't ask for too much more in this dept.

S: Lightly floral. Cotton candy. Yeast. Bread. A whiff of vanilla and a touch of booze. There's a lot to be found in here.

T: Delicious and rich. A touch boozy. Pilsnerlike breadiness on the back end adds a nice rustic quality. Very little sweetness.

M: Decadently creamy. Dry. Beautifully carbonated.

O: Not as thrilling as Westmalle, but this is my #2 for the triple style. Pretty flawless and appropriate most any time.

05-08-2013 14:26:59 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

12-01-2013 09:31:54 | More by blabaer
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New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

A golden cloudy body with a huge head and incredible lacing. The nose has lemon, ahy, lime, and some yeast. My first taste gives me yeast,champgne, and sherry. It finishes with some strawberry and prune. The beer itself is wonderful, andh ighly drinkable, but it was far too carbonated, and I was often sloshing th beer arund in my mouth trying to get the sip to a point where I wasn't swallowing all foam. It was otherwise superb.

09-03-2006 15:58:34 | More by dherling
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

3 grains beer, stated on the bottle.

A: Golden ale, very nice head, 2 fingers. it's massive on the bubbles (allthough a sample months later disappoints in this area), especially after pouring a few pieces of the bottled yeast in.

S: The first thing i notice is grains and pepper, maybe also nutmeg. Next to the malt, both white bread and oats are very present, completed by scent of flowers, hops and pine, and a lot of fruit like grapefruits.

T: It's rather sweet, malty, nice hops. Mostly it's very peppery/spicy, slight hints of fruits. The yeast has a slight funny taste.
It gives the beer a good balance.

This beer surprised me positively. It's quite different from other belgian tripels I've had so far, but very high class.

05-06-2009 17:02:11 | More by RuudJH
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-02-2014 18:36:35 | More by Mphis
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Light gold with a fantastic head. Slightly cloudy, actually a little less cloudy than I would have thought. Very bubbly.

Smells yeasty and fruity. There is also a bit of buttery/caramel aroma; a little bit of alcohol in the nose.

The taste is a little fruity and surprisingly light for th style. It's very pleasant, though.

Very slick mouthfeel. You can't feel the alcohol at all. A little thin but very drinkable because of the lighter body.

09-16-2007 04:43:48 | More by bboven
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-16-2011 04:31:51 | More by fizzyted
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2013 19:30:26 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-03-2013 22:06:47 | More by heytomcat
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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%

Pouring a gold/slightly amber color w/ 3 inches of head with lots of sustanance and very spongy but while dissipating finally, not much cling on the glass; nice cascading as well. Aromas are pretty grainy, reminding me of oatmeal with some citrus aromas and possibly some cherries and spice- very complex...tough to determine exactly, but great aroma! Taking a sip, i notice some spicy nutmeg and cherries that jump out w/ some citrus tones (limes) and lots of sugar; very complex as well. Feel is pretty carbonated that stings your tongue a little too muchl; some nice alcohol burn on the finish, but light bodied and warming! Decent brew, but not my favorite belgian ever.

02-14-2005 02:05:10 | More by Fish113d
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

The bottle I bought this beer in was a green 1 pint 9 ounce bottle. It poured a light golden hazy color with an enormous head building. The head dissipates fast and leaves no lacing.
The smell was not strong and announced fruits, sweet malt and grain.
Now tasting the beer there was certainly a big quality improvement. Up front there is certainly a mixture of grains at work, yet no bitterness. The presence of plenty of fruit flavors makes this a interesting harmony. Wheat ,barley and oats combined with peach apple and a little banana in the middle. To finish it up there is a very balancing hop.
The beer leaves the mouth almost tingling.
A great medium to light beer with a lot of carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable. Great job!

04-15-2011 03:17:36 | More by Hopfenpeter
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-24-2012 23:02:43 | More by Peyton5410
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Bosteels Brouwerij--Karmeliet Tripel--1999 11.2 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Big head. Light pellicle. Clear golden color. Belgian yeast ester front is restrained and tasty. Clean smooth malt body mellows yeast somewhat. Finishes lightly sweet with minimal hops. Sampled 12/20/1999.

Bosteels Family Brouwerij, Buggenhout, Belgium--Tripel Karmeliet--2008 Corked Green 25.4 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 10 IBU's? (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Blonde. Foamy white mild lace head. Fizzy clear bright thin peach gold color. Delicate wildflower mild fruit ester front. Fizzy creamy mildly tangy complex Barley Oat Wheat Bottle Conditioned mild sweet fruit spice rich body. Cloying mild clove refreshing end. No Belgian Yeast Ester. Sampled 8/23/2008. 1 @ $11.99.

07-21-2010 03:37:15 | More by philbertk
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

A golden color with a slightly creamy head that made the first sip really pleasurable. Sweet citric aromas abound. The taste was what the smell made me guess it was: very citric, lemons, oranges and a nice sweetness that took of the tart that you could expect with the citrus. I could stick to that beer for the night. I only had a bottle though…I'll get this one again.

03-18-2004 22:59:17 | More by tjd25
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-31-2014 02:23:29 | More by Joecaddie
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-05-2014 15:37:33 | More by whitenads
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-30-2012 13:09:37 | More by capuchinpilates
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New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%

Chanted some carillons with this one on 10/2/2004. ?-oz, pour at ACPH in an absolutely kick-ass Tripel Karmeliet glass with inlaid fresco and all.

Huge froth of initial inch plus head that subsided to a tremulous coagulant of quarter inch mass. Light gold coloring but hue is deceptive due to the bulbous round globe of glass that surrounds the liquid goodness. Home brew-like quality of wilted, wet malt to nose. Initial core of rounded malt heat dissipates with an almost chalky residue that coats the throat with a somewhat tannin flush as well.

Beautiful offering that settles and filibusters its way through the synapses.

10-02-2004 22:28:04 | More by Truh
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2012 23:57:04 | More by wizo
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 02:30:30 | More by nickhiller
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-13-2014 18:48:49 | More by jryanj927
Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
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