Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
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
Ratings:
4,119
Reviews:
1,328
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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750ml bottle.

A. Nice golden clear pour. Perfect carbonation.

S. Grains of paradise. Nothing other than grains of paradise. The scent is so strong, I question whether the other reviewers actually smelled or drank this beer. It only smells like grains of paradise. Heavily so.

T. Black pepper. That is all I can taste. Black pepper.

M. Medium? Hard to tell with the overwhelming flavor of black pepper.

I hope I got a bad bottle. This is one of the worst Belgian Beers I have tasted. As a brewer, the obvious flaw is too much grains of paradise. Way too much black pepper.

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330ml bottle, poured into Tripel Karmeliet over sized tulip.

A: Very pale shade of golden, initial large head faded slightly, but the beer sat under a
layer of foam for the duration, clear and fairly lively looking.

S: Orange and yeast.

T: Layers of orange, esters, yeast and zest, no real sign of the oats listed under ingredients.

M: Light and crisp for the strength, had the smoothness the bottle
promised, not overly carbonated.

O: Less bitter than other tripels, but that could be put down to my changing palate which is growing accustomed to the style.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,119 ratings.
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