Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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Style: Belgian 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:
#1,083
Reviews:
1,363
Ratings:
4,259
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,050
Trade:
5
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Photo of mattreitz49
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anacross
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours as golden colored and foamy. Very good carbonation. Taste is a great combination of hoppy and fruity and the alcohol content is a fantastic 8.4% vol.
Overall, an outstanding well made and well balanced beer.

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Photo of nvr
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefz1
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Darker side of straw coloured, very light clouding, pours with vast white head [I suggest you pour VEEERY slowly, or you might be hanging around!] that slowly recedes but this beer even 1/2 way through drinking still has good ongoing carbonation.
S- Spicy, certainly coriander and fruit.
T- Rich and then a moment later balanced into slightly sour. Spicy. Puddingy. Think: Xmas pudding infused with rum.
M- Heavy ABV%, and yet still refreshing, perhaps from the spicy edge. Not in the slightest OTT nor cloying.
O- It's a pretty astonishing beer; how it so discretely has you drinking an 8.4%ABV without realising it's that high is a rare thing. It's lovely, shame it costs £3 a bottle [330ml) from Waitrose London!
ps. My wife doesn't really drink much at all, just occasionally/socially and yet when we were living in Germany she decided that this was 'The One' for her. There is something very special about it.

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Photo of gbiello
3.18/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aquaholicc
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ecs135b
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryG7
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I agree with most of what chitoryu12 says (see https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/202/656/?ba=chitoryu12#review) except I don't find that the feel is highly carbonated.

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Photo of M4CDO
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMan247
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdmcnrmk
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

One of my favorite beers

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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

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,259 ratings