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:
#643
Reviews:
1,353
Ratings:
4,219
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
1,029
Trade:
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Photo of gudthing
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light blonde, highly carbonated. Looks more like a pilsner than a tripel. Looks very refreshing and tasty! Head stays at about 1.5cm for well over a minute.

Great smells. The caramel and the maltiness really come through. Smells like a typical belgian beer,

Its creamy and gets a lot sweetness from the honey with the spices balancing this out. This is a good beer, but a bit on the sweet side for me. Saying out, I would happily drink this again!
HB 1/5

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Photo of trickykid
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kals13
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy, golden-state with a huge, bubbly, white head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of carbonation.
Major smell of hop and slight lemongrass.
Wonderful yeast taste! Great earthy, candied dark fruit. Spice and hop but come together well. Hop bite sticks around. Slight lemongrass. This might be the best tripel I have ever had.
Wonderful , medium mouthfeel in which hops tingle the nose.
This is the standard for triples.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Max8787
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ddiane02
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monk287
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pogods
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Brouwerij Bosteels 'Tripel Karmeliet' @ 8.4% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $4
A-pour is gold from the bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the goblet
S-yeast
T-clean strong tripel
MF-decent carbonation , full bodied
Ov-walked by this beer so many times , was on sale , damn
prost LampertLand

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Photo of BadgerBob
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of -steve-
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, slightly cloudy yellow. Looks so good with a heavy foam and effervescent bubbles showering up the glass. Smells of peppery spices and wild flower. The pepper and spices boil over the tongue from the intense carbonation. Complex and intense.

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Photo of cd34
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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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings