Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#613
Reviews:
1,349
Ratings:
4,201
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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326
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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilosSrbulovic
4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Look: Poured from a brown bottle with a bottling date of 6/13/2017. Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass glowing with a golden transparent haze holding a light fluffy head. As a perfect as it could look for a Belgian tripel.
Smell: Sweet fruits and spices. Scents of banana cloves, bread, and peppers. Everything from the scent gets you excited about taking the first sip.
Taste: Nothing and I mean nothing about this beer's flavor disappoints. A moderate to high carbonation adds nice balance to both the sweet and spicy flavors. Presence of the Belgian candies make this beer a joy to drink.
Feel: Although clear in appearance, this beer maintains a deep and moderate body that gives it both smooth and sticky feel while drinking.
Overall: If you couldn't tell already, this is bar none my favorite beer and Tripel to ever taste. Literally everything about this beer is a treat. Enjoy every sip!

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

not my typical fair [tripels] but very good. above average on all accounts.

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

Orange gold color with a thick,creamy, full body and heavy carbonation. Aroma is yeast, honey,fruit peel and spices. Taste is identical with a bit of apple and pear. Overall an excellent tripel

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Sunny golden color with great clarity. Huge, rocky white head. Collars of fine lacing.

S: Honey, confectioners sugar, orange gummy wedges, candied orange peel, clove, maybe a touch medicinal, ginger, doughy and grainy base, a bit yeasty.

T: Raw honey and big sweetness up front. Confectioners sugar. Candied orange peel. Spicy with a big ginger-esque hit. Clove. Fat doughy backbone. Yeasty. Spicy finish dries a bit, but only a bit.

M: Big, thick feel with a solid weight. Creamy and chewy. Highly effervescent with a fine carbonation that provides some lift.

O: One of the classic tripels. It lands squarely toward the bigger and sweeter side of the style spectrum. Thus, drinkability is maybe less so than some of the other, drier tripels.

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

Incredible triple. earthy and very drinkable. one of my favorites. foamy pour, but this should be enjoyed slowly anyways

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Photo of Duncian
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This is my absolute favorite beer and in my humble opinion the finest example of the Belgium Tripel style.

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale gold producing 2+ finger, foamy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves wisps & webs of lace. Aroma is Belgian candy sugar sweet with notes of honey, pear, peach & spice, clove, doughy breadiness, faint herbal hops. Taste is a more robust version of the nose: sweet with honey, yeasty white fruits, spice/pepper & cobbler dough. The herbal & bitter hoppiness take a back seat as is expected of the style. Alcohol is prominent in warmth & bitterness but exhibits little booziness. Finish rapidly transitions toward a semi-dry, bitter & somewhat astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation, thinly syrupy but smooth & creamy with spicy pepper & less dryness than is typical of the style. A solid & excellent triple.

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Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Afeo
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lebriarjr
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 9300Beerlover
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
3.31/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Slightly hazy golden color, three finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sour, wine.

T: Hops, yeast. Sweet, malty.

F: Light to medium bodied. Not very drinkable due to hard carbonation.

O: Drinkable but nothing I will look for again.

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

Poured into a snifter.
A-A very nice golden color with a generous amounts of carbonation, an impressive head and some nice lacing
A-A nice fruity aroma comes through.
T-A very nice and well balance of wheat, barley and oats gives the beer a complex flavor.
M-A medium body with a touch of creaminess.
O-A very well made beer with a complex character.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jklud83
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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