Tripel Karmeliet
Brouwerij Bosteels

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4.29 | pDev: 9.79%
Saturday at 12:22 PM
Apr 27, 2001
Tripel Karmeliet is a labour of love. Of patience. Of passion. For over 7 generations we have worked tirelessly, continuously perfecting our craft to create this singular award winning beer.

Brewed using a 3-grain recipe rediscovered from the 1679 Carmelite monastery, Tripel Karmeliet blends nature’s gifts of barley, oats and wheat to produce a multi-layered tripel, refined yet balanced, with soft fruity notes and a surprisingly delicate taste.

This timeless beer is the embodiment of our relentless pursuit of beauty.

3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.
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Rated: 4.75 by Beecham from California

Saturday at 12:22 PM
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Reviewed by EVH5150

4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one of the best of the style without question. I let my wife, who doesn't drink beer, taste it and she simply said "complex." I think she nailed it because its shocking how complex it actually is. Loads of clove and some banana, apple, maybe some peach and an absolute perfect mouthfeel. Fluffy white head and it looks like a work of art in its proper glass.

This is easily a top 5 Belgian tripel and that's saying something.
Sep 18, 2023
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Rated by Rwoodroffe

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fruity Belgian Character
Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by hbeimers from Illinois

Sep 11, 2023
Rated: 4.57 by RamonaBeer from California

Aug 19, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by QueenSac from Colorado

Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle. Date stamp on neck wrapper is '08/12/2023E'. Green bottle.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Huge small bubble head upon pouring, which holds for quite some time. Left behind is some meringue lacing.
Aroma is grain malts, yeast, and fruit - pear, peach, and lemon.
Taste is fruity (pear, peach, apple, and lemon) and spicy. Yeast funk. Wheat tanginess. Long lasting aftertaste, in a sort of caramel apple sort of way.
Mouth feel has some heft. Very smooth and bubbly. Excellent carbonation.
Very lively and likable beer. Complex yet classic. Would like to try a fresher example.
Aug 14, 2023
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Rated by Nass from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The pour is golden yellow with some particles floating around. The taste is green apple, banana, mild clove, & mild white pepper. Cheers! A-
Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 5 by moonmopus from Illinois

Aug 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Golden body, very even and thick two finger head.
S: Fruity esters, pear and apple, floral perfume notes, a bit of funk, soft and sweet.
T: The classic fruity Belgian character upfront. Fruit esters, tart pear, medicinal flavors, wheat malt, white pepper, a bit more bitterness in the body than I expected. Rich and full tasting, but simple.
F: Moderate carbonation, noticeable warmth.
O: This tastes old, and not in an old bottle way, in an old recipe way. I don’t know how else to describe it. The esters and malt are so nicely balanced, and not overwhelming. It’s gentle for the style, and all the better for it.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I don't know what I've been doing but it's definitely fucking around because this is genuinely my first time having this one, and yet again in Brussels it of course comes in proper glassware!

The head is active as hell, so there you can already see how perfectly designed the glass is because it contains it top to bottom, while the body is a sparklingly clear wedding band gold.

Taste is more floral than I expect out of a tripel, which is unique to me, while still featuring some gently peppery phenols as well as some citrus peel and a touch of minerality. It's actually more beautifully bright of fruity characteristics like stonefruit, but also honeysuckle. It's incredible.

Tripel Karmeliet is one of most wonderfully expressive tripels I've ever had, and I regret not having had one of these ages ago. This could have changed my perspective of Belgian ales so drastically, and so much sooner. Hands down this is the best tripel on Earth.
Jul 05, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by RudyKarimi from Texas

Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by jdurey from Korea (South)

Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by clm9 from North Carolina

May 29, 2023
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
a: some chill haze on this burnt yellow color. huge, 3-4 finger off white rocky head

s: sweet grains, grass, lemongrass, band aid, and some barn yard funk. huge note of pear and green apple skin. clove and cardamom. pepper and a nice crusty bread backbone

t: sweet grains, grass, and lemongrass...just like the nose. big pear and green apple skin behind that. cardamom and pepper follow along with a nice crusty loaf of country bread. pepper and some Belgian yeast spice. a hint of banana and more grains

m: medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

o: world class Tripel right here. great earthy notes with a kiss of funk and grains
May 26, 2023
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Pours a caramel brown with a good, white retentive head. Aromas of yeast, smoke and spice. A fruity and yeasty taste. Complex and pleasant. A good tripel.
May 17, 2023
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