Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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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:
4,101
Reviews:
1,323
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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312
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945
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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!
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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.

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