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:
4,139
Reviews:
1,335
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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321
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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

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Estria
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MasonHulin
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Briggsy43
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey_L
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.18/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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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Photo of Johnct
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REDAMI
4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 33cl bottle into Westvleteren chalice.

L - Pale straw gold pour, thin foamy head.

S - Sweet pineapple, honeysuckle, sharp brett.

T - Honey, brett, grain, coriander spice.

F - Fine carbonation, dry finish.

Best balanced tripel, all the grains shine through. The spice notes help you move from one grain flavor to the next. The yeast and honey-like sweetness also make a mark. A quintessential tripel.

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Photo of Spezz
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with white foamy head. Has a fruity ester aromas of honey and orange combined with wheat and malt.

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Photo of EdFed
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The look of this beer is it's only chink. Very gassy like a European premium pils, with a pleasing huge foamy head. Just can't escape all those bubbles unfortunately!!
Putting the appearance to one side, the beer scores very highly for me.
A super inviting aroma, light and fruity with an almost fresh apple scent.
Taste is excellent, exactly what I expect from a tripel, slightly sour, but tasting all those grains, with a hit of alcohol on the tongue that lingers.

The feel is no way as gassy as it looks thankfully, and actually goes down very smoothly.

It has to be one of the best tripels in my opinion. Trying this one is a must.

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Photo of brocktune
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,139 ratings.
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