Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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:
952
For Trade:
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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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I have tried to like this style of beer and it just doesn't work for me. From what I read if you like this style it's really good so I am not going to call it bad by any means. I just don't. Like it. Poured a nice color with a nice head. Had a nice smell though.

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