Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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:
#642
Reviews:
1,353
Ratings:
4,219
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
327
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1,029
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Picked up a gift set with four bottles and a beautiful oversized tulip glass.

Quite a bit of head on this brew, so much so that it spits out when I uncap the bottle. The pour produces a foam fest and requires about 4 pours and a 5 minute wait to allow it to settle. Even after this period, a finger of foam remains, pale white and frothy. Lace is scattered everywhere. Cloudy and golden in the body with a robust carbonation. 4.25

Citrus and melon abound on the nose and explode from both bottle bottle and the glass. Pineapple and passion fruit are part of the mix too. Sweet malt notes lie beneath, but it's hard to think much about these with the delectable fruit aromas that dominate. 4.5

With all the excitement that the nose developed for me, the palate does not disappoint. It's pretty true from nose to palate, with rich melon, citrus and tropical fruit. Much more sweet malt is evident, adding mellow caramel notes. Close to the finish enter earthy notes and light grassy hops, before the beer again closes out sweet and melon-like. 4.5

Sweet and creamy and light on the yeasty mouthfeel with a feel like biting into a juicy melon: juicy but then thick and semi-dry. It's a medium-bodied brew with a quality to it like drinking a port or something else you'd sip slowly. 4.5

This beer is awesome. How can you hate on this? Fi-yah.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings