Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
4,121 Ratings
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
bestbelgianspecialbeers.be

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
Ratings:
4,121
Reviews:
1,331
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
953
For Trade:
4
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,121 |  Reviews: 1,331
Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a slightly hazy gold color with a medium sized white head. There is a ton of carbonation. The aroma is bananas, wheat and cloves. The taste is sweet bread with bananas and maybe some peaches.

 295 characters

Photo of MJSFS
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LennyBound
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Taste is very very very floral ! A very light beer that really packs a punch ! World class!

91 characters

Photo of CamilleGege
3.21/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of belgianvan
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schavuytje
3.47/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Full of spicy (hops) pepper flavor, fruity wheat sweet and lots of alcholic flavor, fairly present aromas, but pleasant in balance, solid and good for another

 158 characters

Photo of jeffm13
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpaethJam
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thalador
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoohMooh
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear (that is, before you pour the yeast residue), straw yellow. Looks a bit like apple juice, but yellower. Head is absolutely huge and stays for a while as a pretty solid ring of foam. Almost no lacing.

Smells of vanilla, caramel, coriander, bread; you can definitely smell the oats, but I'm not sure I would have identified it without reading the label. Alcohol coming on kinda strong.

Taste is very sweet and fruity, mainly apple and caramel. Grapes/raisin/dried plum as well. Pretty clear taste of alcohol. Some herbal hops. Honey? Some banana.

Pretty lively carbonation (a given, seeing how thick the head is) and medium body.

The alcohol is not very well hidden; too bad, because apart from that, it really smells and tastes fantastic, but I feel the alcohol presence would quickly become annoying after more than one bottle/pint.

 850 characters

Photo of RMW66
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.3/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It has a nice cloudy white look. Very sour smell to it, the taste isn't as sour as the smell but still super sour. It tastes like a sweet and sour hefeweizen.

 158 characters

Photo of Tcsox
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treefig33
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stefko
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kash2112
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siebevl
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjdc
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,121 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More