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
Ranking:
#660
Reviews:
1,357
Ratings:
4,242
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
1,040
Trade:
5
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute favorite beer and in my humble opinion the finest example of the Belgium Tripel style.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale gold producing 2+ finger, foamy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves wisps & webs of lace. Aroma is Belgian candy sugar sweet with notes of honey, pear, peach & spice, clove, doughy breadiness, faint herbal hops. Taste is a more robust version of the nose: sweet with honey, yeasty white fruits, spice/pepper & cobbler dough. The herbal & bitter hoppiness take a back seat as is expected of the style. Alcohol is prominent in warmth & bitterness but exhibits little booziness. Finish rapidly transitions toward a semi-dry, bitter & somewhat astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation, thinly syrupy but smooth & creamy with spicy pepper & less dryness than is typical of the style. A solid & excellent triple.

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Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Afeo
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lebriarjr
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
3.31/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Slightly hazy golden color, three finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sour, wine.

T: Hops, yeast. Sweet, malty.

F: Light to medium bodied. Not very drinkable due to hard carbonation.

O: Drinkable but nothing I will look for again.

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Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.
A-A very nice golden color with a generous amounts of carbonation, an impressive head and some nice lacing
A-A nice fruity aroma comes through.
T-A very nice and well balance of wheat, barley and oats gives the beer a complex flavor.
M-A medium body with a touch of creaminess.
O-A very well made beer with a complex character.

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Photo of SuperP
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jklud83
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwbrev
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olivierirj
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ken3c
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcbridec6
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryantan
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Being brewed with wheat, barley and oats it has a complex flavor, partially tasting like a wheat beer, but not really. I thought it was different, interesting and very good.


Look: cloudy yellow hue with a 2-3 inch white frothy head

Aroma: bread, yeast, banana, maybe pear

Taste: Wheaty dough flavor with banana, pear, cloves and yeast, as well as a flavor of darker breads with bit of caramel sweetness.

Feel: medium body, creamy

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,242 ratings