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:
4,105
Reviews:
1,324
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
314
Gots:
947
For Trade:
4
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Photo of FLima
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with an incredible abundant fluffy head growing like a mushroom above the glass line, and with eternal retention and showing some laces. Apparent carbonation going up that stays for a long time.
Nice aroma that explodes in the air as soon as you open the bottle. I got lots of peaches, Belgian yeast, spearmint, pine and brown sugar. Notes of Cointreau, wheat and a light sourness. A bit medicinal.
Flavor of sweet over ripped pineapples, banana, oranges, spicy yeast and wheat. Notes of honey and Cointreau. Mildly dry aftertaste with a hint of lemon.
Medium to full body with good fizzy carbonation. 8.4% ABV is harmonic with the overall beer.
Excellent beer, very complex and original. I was expecting a good Tripel but not necessarily fun and original. If you like Belgian beers, this is a must.

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Photo of anhigdon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Viceroy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MattGoose
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Petitetouale
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Trappist glass. Initially a finger of head, quickly gone though. The body is clear, dark golden color.
It is very aromatic. Lots of dry grain and some of that (good) yeast smell.
The taste is amazing. Complex and balanced. A little lemon bitterness, lots of spice with a touch of honey.
The texture is light with the right amount of fizz.

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Photo of mikefuski17
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tripel karmeliet was amazing. Once poured into the glass from the bottle, the color was a great golden yellow with a nice short lasting head to it. The aroma was definitely fruity but not overwhelming. The taste was fantastic. Light and slightly fruity. Very smooth beer. Highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy yellow into a snifter. 3 inch head, significant visible carbonation, decent lacing.

Smells like candi sugar, Belgian yeast and floral aromas.

Lots of tastes going on here. Belgian sweetness, floral tastes, spicy pepper, rose petals, bubblegum, alcohol.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Alcohol is present making it a bit harder to drink. Must sip.

One of the better tripels on the market but not the best.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,105 ratings.
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