Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
4,163 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a Tulip

A - golden in color with a slight haze. 2" head of small white foam. Solid lacing

S - pear, honey, and a slight spiciness.

T - Pear and maybe a hint of clove. no aftertaste at all. slightly sweet, taste is very similar to the nose.

M - solid body with well balanced carbonation that actually hides the alcohol well

O - really enjoyable, the fruit and spice is not overpowering. well placed within the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, served in a chalice. Bottled Dec 20/2011. Almost a year old.

A - Traditional tripel. Good amount of medium density head, which has been sticking around forever. Pale yellow.

S - Wheat, some light liquorice, a little tangy bitter, little sawdust, oddly enough.

T & M - Taste is being overridden by a too-high amount of carbonation. Underneath there is wheat, a little hop, dried fruit. Pretty dense mouthfeel, maybe a little too much, but not bad by any means.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy, golden, huge frothy head, great lacing, lotsa little bubbles

S - spice (pepper, coriander, clove), sweet/honey, fruity

T - a blend of spice and sweet and tart, no bitterness - coriander, clove, tart pears/apples, candy sweetness

F - very full and rich but the carbonation keeps it light

O - spot on for the style, lots of complexity, the spice and tartness keep the sugar from overwhelming the beer like in many other interpretations

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a huge 3 finger white head that has some large bubbles. Tons and tons of visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a long time and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Certainly has that tripel aroma. Great Belgian yeast up front that provides a bit of spiciness. Pale malts make up the backbone. There is also a bit of orange and banana.

T: Much richer and fruitier taste that I anticipated. Its a light fruit almost like a blend of grapes and banana. I'd say the light malts are the highlight but there is a slight hop taste in there too.

M: Fairly full bodied for a tripel with a real bubbly mouthfeel. Booze is basically undetectable besides the warming feeling.

Overall a great beer that is easily drank. Would reccomend this to anyone as it really has such a smooth taste I think anyone could enjoy it.

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A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour, thumb of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Light floral notes off the top, sweet citrus and cloves, grassy notes linger on the finish.

T - Flavour is dominated by the floral citrus notes, sour rind notes, grassy flavours, hints of honey, burnt sugar, apple juice, fruity pears and sweet cloves on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, bubbly and finishes with a sweet stickiness.

O - Overall a tasty brew that offers up a very fruity bouquet, loads of flavour, easy drinking and a dangerously hidden ABV. I quite enjoyed this brew and am glad that I was able to grab a few bottles.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,163 ratings
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