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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:
#603
Reviews:
1,342
Ratings:
4,170
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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Well this did make an impression on me. With an explosive entrance it frothed out the top of the bottle when opened non-stop for several minutes. Quite a yeasty explosion. Beautiful honey glow. An amazing beer.

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Imported from Belgium, Tripel Karmeliet is a Blond Belgian Ale.

The smell of bananas, pear, and yeast are noted as you take a drink. The yeast used has a light spice that is sensed from beginning to end. The mouthfeel has a very creamy complexion. An ample clove presence compliments the spice we experience. The alcohol content is 8.4% and sneaks up on you.

The flavor of banana is rich to go along with the Belgian yeast used. Pear is light and fluidly harmonizes with the body of the beer. Green apple is extremely faint, but it is easier to taste in the finish.

The beer is produced from three grains: oats, barley, and wheat. The wheat yields it character due to the Blonde quality of the beer. Barley is comprehended when you listen long and hard to the body of the beer. It's as if you feel it at the back of your throat. Oats is felt in the finish, but it takes a long time to notice unless you listen carefully to what your taste buds tell you.

Tripel Karmeliet is an impeccable and infectious beer to drink. An extraordinary feel of clove and yeast spice blends with the banana and creamy body. The grains of oats, barley, and wheat brings a beautiful complexity to this Belgian Blonde. Tripel Karmeliet is a delicious Belgian that stands out from the rest.

Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.

For more beer reviews, visit my blog "Drink For the Love of Beer."

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With a pop loud enough to require eat protection, a fruity aroma fills the air. A gentle pour resulted in a truly massive head that was Snow White made of large coarse bubbles. The body is a gorgeous hazy amber, lighter than most tripels. Certainly one of the most aromatic brews I've tried, apple, banana, pear & spices. Taste is not too sweet or salty or tart, perfectly balanced. The 3 grains show up in the flavor, imparting a bread or pie crust. I'm going to borrow another reviewers word, lots of "geyser" action make it a fun beer to watch. Light & flavorful. I'd describe this as an apple, banana, pear pie of beers. It's outstanding & one of my favorites.

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