Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels
Belgium
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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:
#646
Reviews:
1,356
Ratings:
4,226
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
328
Gots:
1,032
Trade:
5
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Photo of rypkr
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kootenays88
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrc1093
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/23/17

Smooth, earthy bubble gum backed by a light clove spice and refreshing bits of fruit shrouded in a fairly robust, complex finish. A delicate smorgasbord of flavor throughout, making this a great summer drink with an impressively hidden ABV.

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Photo of Expertexteriors
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours pretty. Huge dome cap. Clear bodied. Different than most tripels and that's why I think I enjoyed it a bunch. Pronounced sweetness and yest character but it isn't a spice bomb like many others. I usually shy away from tripels because of the spice/sweet/booze combo but this one really hit it for me. Alcohol hidden amazingly well. The flavor is much more agreeable than many of the style and it is so well made.

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Photo of StevesBitter
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a beer. Served from tap on two different days in April, 2018, in small beer cafe in Vaals, NL (near Belgian border). Light in color but not at all in taste. Heady aroma, big malt body (as expected from >8% ABV). Delicious caramel/butterscotch flavor. Maybe a touch sweeter than ideal but very memorable and something I will drink anytime I can get it.

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Photo of gudthing
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light blonde, highly carbonated. Looks more like a pilsner than a tripel. Looks very refreshing and tasty! Head stays at about 1.5cm for well over a minute.

Great smells. The caramel and the maltiness really come through. Smells like a typical belgian beer,

Its creamy and gets a lot sweetness from the honey with the spices balancing this out. This is a good beer, but a bit on the sweet side for me. Saying out, I would happily drink this again!
HB 1/5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kals13
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy, golden-state with a huge, bubbly, white head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of carbonation.
Major smell of hop and slight lemongrass.
Wonderful yeast taste! Great earthy, candied dark fruit. Spice and hop but come together well. Hop bite sticks around. Slight lemongrass. This might be the best tripel I have ever had.
Wonderful , medium mouthfeel in which hops tingle the nose.
This is the standard for triples.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Max8787
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ddiane02
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monk287
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pogods
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moulinblues
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Brouwerij Bosteels 'Tripel Karmeliet' @ 8.4% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $4
A-pour is gold from the bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the goblet
S-yeast
T-clean strong tripel
MF-decent carbonation , full bodied
Ov-walked by this beer so many times , was on sale , damn
prost LampertLand

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Electros
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,226 ratings