Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

4,101 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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Poured from a caged and corked 750 mL bottle; into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance - bright gold, almost yellow; cloudy with a center stream of bubbles. Head is a very thick, fluffy, soapy white that fades slowly to a medium thickness and already leaves sticky lacing on the glass!
Smell - fruity yeast and a touch of alcohol. The sweet fruit notes are primarily stone fruit.
Taste - a very tasty blend of bubble gum, stone fruit, banana and coriander!
Feel - medium to light body; alcohol is quiet and makes this a dangerously easy drinker!
Overall - outstanding beer; pricy, but for tripel fans, this is worth try!

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A: Pours a translucent bright light gold with tons of effervescence and two full fingers of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle,leaving a big rocky layer of bubbles all across the beer.

S: The nose is gains, spice, unripe bananas, and mild (but stinging) lemon citrus. It smells good. More like a saison than a triple.

T: It starts out dry and chalky with grains, spice, and mild bubblegum. As it moves towards the middle I get that lemon citrus bite along with clove and coriander. As it moves to the back end, I get light malt and unripe bananas. Not too much alcohol. It's just right.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's dry to start with the beer coating the palate. The flavors mingle well when the beer is there. In the finish it's sticky and cloying. The spices tend to linger long after the beer is gone.

O: This is a solid brew. It doesn't strike me as a super traditional triple, as the flavors remind me more of a saison, but this is a delicious treat on a hot summer day. I like it. I'd drink this again if I was in the mood for it.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,101 ratings.
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