Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
BA SCORE
93.3%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 4,157 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
Ranking:
#598
Reviews:
1,338
Ratings:
4,157
Liked:
3,877
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
323
Gots:
988
Trade:
5
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very clear, with a tiny amount of haze floating in there. Big 2 finger soap bubble head.

Smell is hard to describe. Slightly chalky, smooth light sugar.

Taste again mildly chalky, smooth sweet soft. 8.4% alcohol hidden extremely well.

If the carbonation was toned down 1.5 notches, mouthfeel would be perfect.
As it warms it becomes not quite as good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Clear gold with an explosively huge fluffy white head which receded slowly to extensive surface foam and some large irregular patches of lacing. Last pour turned the body cloudy with yeast sediment.

s: Very strong, almost chokingly strong, ripe fruit. Uh oh.

t: Farmhouse saisonlike sour overripe spiced fruit. Rather reminiscent of but even stronger tasting than my first encounter with Goose Island Sofie. Wasn't expecting that.
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m: Moderate, sourness overpowers all else.

o: I'm more used to this type of flavor than I was when I first tried Sofie. Just not digging it as much as I had hoped. Clearly my palate needs more schooling since this is a top rated BA brew. Perhaps an old bottle though, since others report milder flavors. No explanation of the code on Dating Beer, but there is a Best Before block on the label, with H. B.G. B.E. 3.25 10:38 in it, whatever that means. Bottle conditioned so perhaps the yeast just went wild. It really does taste like a pungent Farmhouse Saison rather than a Tripel.

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T: Spice notes hit you initially and throughout the glass in a very gentle way. Smells of clove and citrus, but taste is subtle. A bright, refreshing finish with honeysuckle on the back of the tongue

M: Just the right amount of carbonation flowing gently through the palate.

O: Really clean and crisp beer. Well integrated flavors complementing each other with no one specific flavor dominating.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 4,157 ratings
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