Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

4,137 Ratings
Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels

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

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Photo of Libationguy
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light-medium straw with a fluffy bright white thick head. Large bubble set in the head, but still has medium retention. Very slight chill haze.

Carbonation pushes the nose forward: hawaiian sweet bread, coriander, celery seed, lemon zest, muscat grapes, ranier cherries, sandal wood, nutmeg. It all feels relatively subtle on the nose, but everytime you go back, there is something different. A beer for one who likes to reflect.

Light orange and grapefruit zest are chased by Cream of Wheat, banana, marzipan, fruitiness from the yeast, leavened bread dough, and a metallic edge.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little on the fizzy side, which pushes the alcohol front and center. There is a slickness in the mid-palate. The beer finishes on the backend with some dank bitterness.

Really a nice beer that would be amazing with both less carbonation and a finer perle. Really love the complexity in the nose, but it gets just a little lost on the palate.

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Photo of Genecy
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Hopbomber
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jwps214
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of MaxT
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Ross_Haddow
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of tfkirk1
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of lsummers
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of MatthewPlus
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JWearda
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served: poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - a light honey, cloudy coloring. The head was a solid one, just shy of two fingers of creamy, thick foam that lasted quite a while.

S - Sweet yeasty notes that you would expect, hints of spice (coriander or clove?) Also a little lemon... But very subtle.

T - Soooo very smooth going in, flavors of mild banana and yeast with a touch of hops. A joy to have on the tongue!

M - Full bodied with subtle carbonation. Smooth, without a lingering finish but slightly sweet.

O - This beer was a treat. So smooth, easy on the palate, left me wanting more!

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Devman171
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mendonza
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of lucas1801
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of prisdefer
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jeffthepony
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Agent_O
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jeranbrews
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - honey orange with paper white foamy head.

S - a bit tame. I was afraid this was going to be a generic lager and was pleasantly surprised.

T - smooth not overly sweet or bitter. Great aftertaste.

M - smooth no burn no fusil.

D - great anytime beer. Like a beer-champagne with a hint of pancake.

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,137 ratings.
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