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Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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4.28/5
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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,219
Reviews:
1,377
Ratings:
4,310
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
339
Gots:
1,082
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,310 |  Reviews: 1,377
Photo of chuprynka
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BartS
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerBeer
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly the best Belgian tripel I’ve tasted. A high ABV to get the party started, but crisp and refreshing taste to make you feel like never ending that party.

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

Full complex flavour, tastes of Belgium sugar candy, fruit, floral. Very very tastes!! Thanks

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Photo of jasadewi
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vaja
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: February 17, 2019... OCCASION: dishwasher installed and painting underway, it's time to relax before another day of house prep on Presidents' Day... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... pours a reasonably clear burnt sienna body rife with bubbles.... its head quickly simmers to a ring of white surf... sharp apple, apricot, plum, nut, herb garden, vegetable, honey. turpentine (?!) and a bit of Eastern European booze... a dry, vinous cloy begins at the first sip... the body is taut yet thick, like a bold white wine... its sweet upside wins, with red grape, big apple, smoked cheese, rose, honey, and baked bread... no signs of astringency, despite its aroma... this is a Belgian that wins with its high floral appeal, juicy hard fruits, strong malt base, and sugary sweetness... I let this sit for a year, and the payoff is a milder, smoother experience...

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Photo of jsgodfrey
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 11.5/12 oz bottle

A - Really nice golden copper, 1 plus finger frothy bright white head and slight sticky legs

S - bright citrus, earthy hops, sweet grains and malts, over ripe fruits, sweet yeast and a slight awesome funk

T - sweet, funky citrus (really awesome), over ripe bananas, citrus hops, sweet grains and malts, sweet booze and nice sweet green earth.

M - medium full body, nice balance, great complexity, medium carbonation and medium acidity

D - Really great beer and not at all what I expected. It was near perfect and what I always want when I pick up a Belgium Tripel. Near full body, sweet, yeasty, boozey and a slight funk (which I love) and it just made me happy in general. Paired well with veggie rice and asian chicken.

Final Thoughts - I have no idea the price as it was a gift, the ABV at over 8% is awesome and, I am very hopeful to try this on tap one day.

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Photo of sloth777
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little too hoppy (?) for my unsophisticated palate. But I liked the look and smell of this beer. Overall, I was expecting (perhaps incorrectly) something a little more fruity.

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

I love it when I grab a beer off the shelf, not thinking much of it, just grabbing it cause it looked interesting/nice/I-liked-the-wording/etc and then it turns out to be something oh so special...

This was such a great find, I just wish I could remember where I purchased it from. Anyway, it looks gorgeous in the glass with nice yellow and orange colorations, it has a decent head (though thin), and no lacing. The smell is what actually got me hooked. It was unique. I haven't come across a fruity smelling beer that was just that - fruity smelling with a hint of sweetness that tingled my toes. Mouthfeel was carbonated but so crisp, so juicy on the tongue that I overlooked the carbonation. The juiciness translated perfectly to the taste and blended well with the high ABV. Though I could still pull out the alcohol it didn't overpower the rest of the fruity and even tangy nature of the beer. Overall, this is a very well made beer, one of the better offerings from its stated style.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarah_Bearah
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Much like the famous three grains used to brew Tripel Karmeliet (oats, barley, and wheat), the three components of this beer come together to perform a perfect ménage a trois. The aromas, deep and complex, greet you with a sweet bouquet of jasmine. When you slip past the soft-as-a-feather shroud of foam, you discover that the body is as smooth as silk. And once you taste the delicate balance of sweet and tart fall fruits, the lingering impression of a well-stocked spice rack, and the perfectly contrasting bite of hops, you’ll always want to come back for more...

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NedFredHead
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not much smell-wise, but wow, the carbonation! Spicy but not astringent. Flowery and citrust, although neither is too forward. One of my favorite Belgians.

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

Photo of Jsalz21
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTVesely2019
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MattM
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylesfrickinbeer
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,310 ratings