Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
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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324
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972
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Bottle poured into glass

Hazy Straw , two finger silky white foam cap

Aroma of fruit, apple, pear

Taste of fruit and yeast

Smooth, creamy , delicious

Good beer

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Photo of mdecross
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshiban
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best in the world! Had many times, and have never been disappointed. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Wonderfully fragrant, floral and fruity. The taste has many facets with lemon, apple and pear. Vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Rich and creamy head with great lacing. Bright yellow body. Love it!

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Photo of Tomesco
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Standard tripel: a rich gold color and cloudy. Lots of head.

Smell - Not very fragrant, even at cellar temp.

Taste - A bit more spice than an average tripel, with not much fruitiness,

Mouthfeel - Coats the mouth and bubbly.

Overall - An uninspiring tripel.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Light gold and cloudy. Huge frothy, white foam with an excellent lacing. Plenty of fruits in aroma upfront. Mostly citrus, but also some bananas. Bit of grainy notes, some hops floral hops. Medium high bitterness perfectly balanced by a bit of malty honey-sweetness. Medium body, oily and creamy, spicy, high carbonation, little bit of warm alcohol, long pleasant dry finish...

This one of my favorite beers.

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4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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

Photo of Spoild
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beef_Curtains
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of craigmorris74
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twax
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle marked best by 6/13/18. Pours a cloudy golden color with two fingers of white head. Bright floral aroma. Light feel. Floral, wheat, spice, and bread flavors. A great tripel.

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Photo of Macamah
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Using a gentle pour, the beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed golden yellow with a 2" dense, fluffy white head that begins to slowly recede, leaving behind large legs and arches of lacing. The beer shows lots of active, finely bubbled carbonation and the head eventually becomes a layer of foam on the surface of the beer. Sipping leaves scattered small patches of lacing after cleaning the side of the glass.

The aromas include some bready malt, some citrus and some light traces of green orchard fruit (pears and/or green apples).

The flavors are floral and lightly spicy with some clove and some pepper mingled in with green orchard fruit. There's both some floral sweetness and some light but noticeable bitterness in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and almost creamy smooth with the very light, persistent carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the floral, the spice and the fruit begin to fade, to followed by the sweetness which is replaced by some light bitterness. At the end, as the bitterness fades away, the very faint green orchard fruits and a touch of pepper re-emerge to slowly disappear yet again.

Definitely a drinkable Tripel with lots of interesting complexity in both the flavors and how they change over time. Next time I see this one I'll probably buy a few more to have on hand for when the mood strikes. I'd also like to try both this and my current favorite Tripel, the Westmalle, side-by-side to see which I wind up liking better.

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