Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle(s) courtesy of match1112. Thanks, Matt!

Pulled straight from the fridge, it pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge head of foam that seems to never want to quit growing.

What an aroma! Yeasty, spicy(pepper and clove), fruity, lemony hoppy. I'm spending a lot of time just taking in the smells.

The taste is soo complex. Peppery with a nice dose of clove, lemon and banana, yeasty, and a nice bitterness throughout. It finishes on the very dry side and pulls me in for more sips. I'm a prisoner to this marvelous brew!

Medium bodied with a rather high level of carbonation, the mouthfeel is very good and drinkability is outstanding. Yeah, that's my bottom line for Tripel Karmeliet, outstanding.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of fullsweep
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33 cL brown bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: lovely blonde colour but with a cloudy/hazy appearance. Lots of foamy, white head that dissipates slowly leaving a bit of lacing

S: floral, mild fruit and a bit of sourness in the fruity aspects

T: lovely, sweet, and for a high alcohol beer, the alcohol taste isn't overpowering--this was surprisingly refreshing!

M: thick on the tongue, but with a nice balance of mild carbonation

O: I really enjoyed this, probably one of my favorite Belgian ales so far!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Blackwolf
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into oversized wineglass.

A- Hazy golden-wheat body, lively uniformed carbonation, poured a 2 finger creamy white head that settled quickly into a nice thin cap. A little bit of lacing but not much.

S- The aroma really opened up more as it settled. Bananas, yeast and spice, clove, some pear, sweet malt, some floral notes and a pinch of breadiness before the nose opened up. You can pick up on the alcohol a bit more too as it settles.

T- I didn't know what to think on the first sip, but this triple really opens up! The palate follows the nose... Pears and banana, mild spice and yeast, sweet malt, some clove and a little alcohol on the finish. Not overwhelming though, it is very bittersweet and well composed. The flavor really covers up the alcohol, but that mild spice helps bring it out subtly on the finish.

MF- SMOOTH! Light to a light-medium body, medium carbonation, very crisp! this is incredibly smooth and somewhat dry. A little warming after the finish, but it does take a minute to notice. The flavor of sweet fruit hangs around the palate for a while too.

O- This is a great triple! I been pushed enough times this week to try it, and I am so happy I finally got around to it. It is not complex with flavor, but very bold and robust indeed! Any fan of triple belgians, this is a must! If you are new to the style, you may not appreciate it as much. But I would definitely enjoy to try this again. GREAT beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of psuKinger
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my new gigantic Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Pours a hazy straw hue with a giant 3-finger fluffy white head on top that stuck around.

S: Has a big, effervescent nose of banana and clove.

T: Big, bold, and spicy. Banana bread, clove, and ginger. Alcohol presence makes itself known on the back end. Banana is the most prominent, particularly on the finish, where things meld into an almost buttery richness.

M: Light and lively, great carbonation, dry semi-sweet finish, this beer is artfully rendered when it hits the tongue.

D/O: I genuinely enjoy this beer in small quantities. But this is not my preferred style, and the banana/butter finish wears on me over time. A 25.4 ounce bomber is

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jtd1969
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden in color, thick creamy head.

S - Yeasty and sweet smell. Honey, some clove

T - Sweet banana notes. Clove notes as well.

M - Full body with heavy carbonation. Easy to drink considering the abv.

O - Really really love this beer. One of my favorites for the style.

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Photo of safaricook
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blind Tasting Tripel Project of Fall 2015
L Dense white foam, slightly murky, pale gold, lots of CO2
S fruit, pears and banana, little phenol
T fruity, dry, little phenolic aftertaste, coriander or clove or both
F highly drinkable inspite of high CO2, smooth body but rather thin
O Simply a fantastic Tripel, complex and balanced, sublime feel

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dbell23
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Freshness date on the neck of the bottle. It's past the "best buy" date. Color is a hazy gold with very active carbonation. Nice big head with good retention and lacing. Nice looking beer.

The smell is delightful. Honey, mild spice, phenols,and yeast. Great Belgian Tripel smell.

Taste is all Tripel. Slightly crisp, fruity, phenols, slight spiciness. Maybe a little warming alcohol. Great Tripel taste. From other reviews, I see that it might be a little over the top. I guess that's the way I like my Tripels because I really like this beer. It's certainly in the ball park with la fin du monde.

Mouthfeel is great. Starts out crisp with a smooth finish. Perfect.

Overall a great beer. The fact that it is out of date seems to not be an issue. I will definitely be drinking this one again. If you like Tripels this a must try.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,193 ratings
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