Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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

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#1,152
Reviews:
1,370
Ratings:
4,293
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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338
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1,073
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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

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

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

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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

Photo of nemma
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice belgian beer,with a big foam, spicy taste with coriander, and fruits. Maybe a tiny bit too sweet for my taste, but
easily became one of my favourite belgian beers.

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

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

Photo of bbcamillo
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice, but all I have to compare it to is the American Coppertail brewing, Unholy Tripel. I think I actually prefer the Coppertail to this one. This one feels more carbonated, doesn’t smell as nice and is not as fruity as the Unholy Tripel. That being said , this one might be more authentic but I would have to admit ignorance on my part.

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Photo of T64
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The look is a golden color with a great white foamy head.
The smell is fresh and clean not hoppy. The taste is smooth and slightly dry. The wash
Is a little stronger as it lingers in your mouth. The feel is a combination of creamy foam
And thirst quenching gold liquid. A very satisfying brew.

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

Photo of cardfan212
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL into a goblet.

Look - Pours a hazy light gold with a pillowy white head. Definitely looks Belgian.

Smell - Banana, apples, clove, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, and a slight bit of dankness. A warm spicy fruit cocktail bouquet.

Taste - Even more fruity and baking spice than the smell. Adds on pear, allspice, and nutmeg to the scents it was carrying.

Feel - Medium bodied with a present but not in-your-face carbonation. Dry on the tongue but doesn't linger long.

Overall - A very tasty Belgian brew. As somebody who really enjoys Belgian ales, this is now a worthy member of my favorites club.

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

Of all the beers that I have ever drunk, this is by far the best, so what other rating could I give it but a 5

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden. Very carbonated. Aromas of bread and belgian funk. Very carbonated and a bit thin in the mouth feel. Spicy flavor (peppery, like a farmhouse) hits me up front. Alcohol completely hidden. For me, an exceptionally drinkable Belgian ale,

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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij Bosteels "Tripel Karmeliet"
75 CL green glass bottle, corked & caged, seemingly without freshness dating unless the "26-17" on the cork means something
$10.99 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's been quite some time since I've enjoyed a Tripel Karmeliet. Well, at least properly. I recall having it at a pub in Salzburg, Austria with my wife in 2016 (?). I ordered it for her but she wasn't fond of it so I finished it off, but only after having already had several beers of my own! Anyway, it's poured a just slightly hazy yellow gold body beneath a massive head of bright white foam that I had to let settle before I could get it back to a three finger thick cap. Plenty of fine bubbles can be seen racing towards the surface. The aroma is something special. It's sweetish with malt and softly fruity, but also softly herbal, floral, earthy and spicy. It's fresh, and inviting. The flavor follows with sweet malt that's grainy, some distinctly spicy hops, and yeasty notes of banana and ripe apricot. The head at this point has dropped but it maintains a creamy cap, and arms and branches of lacing reach up along the sides of the glass. It's interesting in that it seems light in body and yet it has a dextrinous feel to it. Back to the flavor, I'm not finding the wheat or the oats (it's brewed with barley, wheat and oats, all of which are used in both their raw and malted forms), but it doesn't seem like just barley. There's some richness to the malt but it's not full, and although it's sweetish it's not sweet. I think that maybe the banana and vanilla from the yeast make it seem a little sweeter than it really is, but at the same time it's not a very bitter beer either. No, you could certainly plow through a few of these if you wanted to, only to have the alcohol hit you in the end. It's 8.4% abv which isn't really that strong in terms of beers these days, and yet that's still pretty strong. Fortunately the alcohol never shows, which is fantastic. It finishes mostly dry, with whatever residual sweet malt that's there fading quickly, and it's fairly lemony and a bit herbal. I've noted that the mouthfeel feels light and yet kind of dextrinous at the same time, and maybe that has something to do with the effervescent, natural carbonation from bottle conditioning. That's something that you can't really get on draught in my opinion. It gives a light bristle to the tongue which then turns to a caress, and then finally, if you haven't swallowed it yet, it becomes more airy and pillowy. It's beautifully done and has a real elegance to it, as does its flavor and aroma. Ahh, it just occurred to me, the mouthfeel might have something to do with the use of oats!
Review# 6,362

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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Very clean and crisp ...executed very well

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