Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.

Added by kbub6f on 04-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#663
Reviews:
1,358
Ratings:
4,244
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
1,041
Trade:
5
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Photo of BenHoppy
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitoryu12
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy gold with virtually no head. Just a tiny amount of white foam.

Smell: Sharp, clean hops and malt. Spice and sweetness.

Taste: Sweet malt, spicy bubblegum, and a very faint hop note.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, highly carbonated.

Overall: A smooth, tasty, sweet beer with a high alcohol content. Excellent for starting someone on more complex beers.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyLord
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Markupatam
4.96/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A classic tripel, not worth missing. If you ever have the chance to taste it, treat yourself to one; you won't be disappointed!

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Photo of dsshuck
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKV
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color, smell nothing remarkable. A bit too much carbonation but not horribly so; it's on the tongue and dissipates quite pleasantly. The taste is the best thing about it. A classic, rich tripel. Sweet but not too sweet. Full body, but not overpowering. Well crafted, well balanced, enjoyable.

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Photo of Rumlibeers
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sraufstok
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casterbridge
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milton1984
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Teatotaler
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RayCannata
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dorianherondart
3.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kootenays88
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrc1093
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/23/17

Smooth, earthy bubble gum backed by a light clove spice and refreshing bits of fruit shrouded in a fairly robust, complex finish. A delicate smorgasbord of flavor throughout, making this a great summer drink with an impressively hidden ABV.

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Photo of Expertexteriors
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours pretty. Huge dome cap. Clear bodied. Different than most tripels and that's why I think I enjoyed it a bunch. Pronounced sweetness and yest character but it isn't a spice bomb like many others. I usually shy away from tripels because of the spice/sweet/booze combo but this one really hit it for me. Alcohol hidden amazingly well. The flavor is much more agreeable than many of the style and it is so well made.

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Photo of StevesBitter
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a beer. Served from tap on two different days in April, 2018, in small beer cafe in Vaals, NL (near Belgian border). Light in color but not at all in taste. Heady aroma, big malt body (as expected from >8% ABV). Delicious caramel/butterscotch flavor. Maybe a touch sweeter than ideal but very memorable and something I will drink anytime I can get it.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,244 ratings