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:
4,144
Reviews:
1,337
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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325
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Csnowbrown
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap, poured in a 12oz tulip
pours crisp golden with a bit of haze. 1 1/2" rich fluffy head. Aromas of clove spice and fruits, a bit of alcohol.
Taste is very smooth with a full yeast flavor and a long crisp finish. Carbonation is superb!
This is a fantastic beer!

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite tripel and go-to beers. Looks great in the glass - clear golden brew with a fine white head. Rich aroma of flowers, oranges, sweet apples. Refreshing taste, bitter and spicy, with notes of citrus hops, sweet spices, bread, a bit of Belgian yeast.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first pour from the 750 was clear bright yellow but the finishing pour was hazy and cloudy. huge, medium-sized-bubbled head dissipating to nothing.
smells citrus-y and light-fruity.
tastes citrus-y and light-fruity.
i like the carbonation.
overall, this is a different kind of brew for me. kind of hoppy-tasting, akmost, but without the piney flavor, i guess this is what an OAT< WHEAT< BARLEY from belgium tastes like. my apologies, i had a very time-consuming review erased into the nether regions of cyberspace and this is no reflection of the time or quality of that production. but what i would like to state here is that there is a very nice, relatively new, Belgium pub in Garden Grove, California called THE GLOBE which has this, and about 25 other beautiful Belgian brews, on tap. i have no interest in the business except for converting my hard-earned wages into beautiful belgian suds but i'd like to make more people in the area aware of this site.

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3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with fizzy head. Very herbal nose, a little yeasty as well. Taste-wise it's a pretty big brew considering how light it feels. Herbal/medicinal sort of flavor plays with yeast and fruity phenols. I think it's a good beer and a major stand-out flavor profile among tripels.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Julian's restaurant in Providence.

What a great beer! Light golden color with less than a finger head.

Great aroma- strong cloves.

Mouth feel- very smooth, complementing the style.

Taste- strong cloves, with warming-apricot-cloves.

This was my first time tasting this tripel, and it is perfect for a summer day. Very distinctive. A world class tripel.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy this beer very much.

I get notes of citrus and spice when I drink this beer in both flavor and smell. It is a highly carbonated beer that I find to be refreshing. This is a beer that can easily be enjoyed quickly or sipped over the course of half an hour.

I actually use a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass which make it easy to drink and to enjoy the aroma. If you get a chance I would highly suggest it.

At home, I tend to drink this beer slightly colder than cellar temperature, but when I have it in a pub at cellar temperature I find the flavor of this beer stands up very well. There is a sweet spot between too cold and too warm that I've come to recognize and that it usually when I decide to finish the beer.

The only negative comment I might make involves that carbonation I mentioned earlier. This is a beer that can make you full. But at 8.4% that isn't really a bad thing.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy (like ginger ale) white head that reduces to thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruit (pear), Belgian yeast, banana, clove, lemon zest, and some floral notes.

T: Very similar to the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with the flavors of light fruits (pear and apple), Belgian yeast with some spiciness, banana, and clove.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and pretty dry, especially in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable and relatively refreshing even though there is a fairly high ABV in which the alcohol is detectable. This is much more of a sipping beer but is very good. Very good example of the style.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,144 ratings.
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