Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

4,138 Ratings
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Karmeliet pours with an amazing head and big, big carbonation gushing upwards. The colour is pale amber and cloudy

The aroma is strong even before you put your nose to the glass. Apricots, lemons and a citrus infused peppery Belgian yeast are all discernible. Bananas are there too, as in a hefeweizen.

The taste is buttery and smooth. I notice white grape and pepper along with slightly funky Belgian yeast and spicy pepper. I also get some pear taste. The finish is very dry.

Overall, this is a very characterful ,spicy Belgian tripel that stands out from the crowd.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this in a four-pack with a special glass (oddly enough on the cover of this month's magazine).

When I cracked the cap on the bottle, I could immediately tell how carbonated the beer was. I poured it into the glass, a little faster than I was supposed to, apparently because the head was a little larger than expected. It stuck to the sides of the glass, being nice and foamy.

The aroma was absolutely fantastic. Fruity and caramel together. Definitely the most different beer I have ever had.

The taste... wow. Definitely a caramel taste (and the head still remains). Fruity esters abound and the alcohol level is obvious about mid-way through the bottle. (The glass was definitely designed for this beer).

The mouthfeel is absolutely fantastic, despite the high level of carbonation. Surprisingly smooth across the palate. Flavors all over the place.

I could drink this beer all night long.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

lovely 3 grain triple , taste is awesome

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,138 ratings.
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