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
Ratings:
4,121
Reviews:
1,331
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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330 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8,4%.

Clear golden yellow colour with a huge froathy head, good retention.. No activity in the glass and light lacing left behind.
Some aroma of citrus fruits, some banana too.
Taste is quite sweet and malty at first, the alcohol very well hidden, no obvious at all on the taste.
Full body with quite a carbonation.
A very nice beer.

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Poured into a Chimay chalice,

Bright, golden blonde colored ale with a massive, brilliant white head that is chunky and very dense. Plenty of crispy lace caking the sides of the glass.

Smells of fruits - sour apples, apricot, candied malt and spices.

Tastes of sour apples, buttery malt, grain, yeast, spicey - maybe pepper and coriander. Mildly hoppy...sort of balances everything nicely.

Medium mouthfeel, actively carbonated.

A truly classic take on the style. Personally for me, I'd like it to be just a tad bigger, but make no mistake - this is one satisfying tripel that is an absolute must try. Like so many others, this a bit more flavorful as it warms. Halfway through the abv is making its presence felt - in a nice warming kind of way. Great brew.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,121 ratings.
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