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Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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4.28/5
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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:
#605
Reviews:
1,342
Ratings:
4,181
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
999
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Ratings: 4,181 |  Reviews: 1,342
Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of artoolemomo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color with about 1 finger of white fluffy head.

The scent is of earthy hops, notes of vanilla, light alcohol.

The taste was of sweet fruit, light herbal hop presence, some honey, grains and yeast.

Full body, crisp and refreshing, high carbonation.

This was a pretty good beer, nice flavor and very easy to drink.

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Photo of HRamz3
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into glass

Hazy Straw , two finger silky white foam cap

Aroma of fruit, apple, pear

Taste of fruit and yeast

Smooth, creamy , delicious

Good beer

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Photo of Greasy
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pale straw color with an enormous white head.
S: Belgian yeast, some banana.
T: Some citrus notes, sweetness, very Belgian if that makes sense.
M: Very smooth, medium body. No alcohol burn except for when it nears room temp.
O: Solid tripel, not the best of the bunch, but respectable.

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Photo of jeffthepony
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 4ster
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Blakaeris
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a slight orange tinge. White head is thick and creamy.

Aroma has a candied, honey sweetness. Plenty of tropical fruit, especially apricot and apple. Yeasty spices bring pepper and coriander.

Taste is similar to the nose, however the light fruit aspect stands out much more. Fruit sweetness smoothly blends into the interesting yeasty spices. Finish has a mild bitterness that lingers with the spices.

Mouthfeel is medium in body, silky and smooth.

This is a very tasty brew. Flavor is unified, offering a depth of interesting balanced flavor. The high ABV is well concealed behind the sweet fruity aspect. I will get this one again.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the Dilly Deli
Pours a light gold in color with a huge two inch frothy head. It was served in a Tripel Karmeliet glass as well. Smell is citrus and spice. Taste is light fruit, some spice and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. This is an absolutely delicious tripel.

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Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not sure I've had enough experience w/ tripels yet to really comment/review, but ignorance and prudence never went hand in hand anyway, so here we go! Pretty thing, gigantic white foam erupting from the glass -- actually had to pour in stages to get it to settle down. Ginormous nose, redolent of banana, sure, but other fruits as well, various citrus, pear, etc, along with a healthy helping of spicy yeast. Palate displays many of the same characteristics with a little honey sweetness and leaving a slight boozy tingle on the lips. Nice mouthfeel, light and airy enough to easily belie the 8% ABV. This is a really solid tripel that I don't think you'd ever be sorry to order/buy.

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Photo of hermit990
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DaveBar
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.50 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high white head that stays for a couple of minutes. Medium gold color and filtered a hazy clear

S- Goodly amount of yeast here. Bubble gum scent is nice. Excellent tripel.

T- Good balance of sweet and tart. Bubble gum flavor is back! Nice blend. Complex yet simple.

M- Dry yet creamy.

O- Very good blend. Enjoyable to the last drop. Opens up without any noticeable heat. Delicious!

Food Pairing

This nice tripel went well with...... Spicy beef noodles

Enjoy

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Photo of sliverX
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Happened to stop at the Tap & Mallet while in Rochester, NY April 27, 2010. Reps from Brouwerij Bosteels as well as their US distributor had an impromptu tasting, if I understood right just because they were in town. Well might as well try everything they import so here's #3. Presented with a clear golden brew with plenty of white head floating on top. This had the perfect tripel smell sweet malty, spice, and yeast all well present. The taste followed the nose as well as adding in some caramel sweetness, I noticed a strawberry yogurt like taste in the finish which while odd was welcome and not off putting. Mouthfeel was a very velvety smooth medium to full bodied. This was damn near the perfect tripel, I do love a good tripel though.

It was also very cool to hear how this beer came about from the Brewery Rep.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Shandycan
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,181 ratings
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