Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

4,105 Ratings
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Nice light yellowish color; looks refreshing

S-Very Fruity (Lemon, apple, orange hints)

T-Bubbly; some pine notes, and candie-ish to my taste

M-A bit too much on the carbonation...almost thought I was drinking shandy

O-its decent, I'll drink this beer again but not seek it too often.

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

A - golden pour with small bubbles of carbonation. No lacing and foam settles fast.

S - Scents of syrupy fruit, candy sugar, and pastries.

T - Sweet fruit flavors in the initial sip. Some bready notes from the yeast. Slight bubblegum notes in the finish.

M - Balance is perfect. Easily sessionable, a great cordial after a meal, or a sipper. Leaves a slight dry feel on the tongue.

O - Really solid beer and the torchbearer for this style. Must try for those that appreciate Belgian styles.

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

From the bottle into a snifter

A: a lovely hazy golden with a fantastic 3 finger head that sticks around for quite a while. When it does break down there is a small pinky finger layer of foam left behind.

S: Sweet fruits and Belgian yeast. Banana.

T: fruity, bananas again, the yeast profile is there, and the cloves.

M: Medium carbonation, leaning toward a full fantastic body.

O: a fantastic tripel. Karmeleit meets all the criteria for a fantastic beer. Perhaps it is one of the best tripels I have had, and it is a great way to celebrate life, which is why I am drinking it today. To me there is nothing better than that full Belgian yeast screams happiness, and this beer brings it.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,105 ratings.
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