Karmeliet Tripel (ABV 8.4%) uses a recipe based on one created in the 17th century by the Carmelite monks of Dendermonde. It calls for three types of grain—wheat, oats, and barley. Pours medium gold and clear with a creamy white head; the mix of grains gives a dry, crisp and refreshing flavor, with aromas of citrus and spice. A restrained hop bitterness balances flavors of toffee and malt. 11.2 oz (capped) bottles.
Brouwerij Bosteels (Bosteels Brewery) is a brewery in Buggenhout, Belgium founded in 1791 owned and operated by the same family for seven generations until its sale in 2016. They brew three beers: Tripel Karmeliet, DeuS, and Pauwel Kwak.
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The perfect Belgian Tripel
Dec 4, 2021 | By Michael S.
For my taste, Karmeliet is the quintessential Belgian Tripel. Slightly sweet, a little citrusy, and not too dry or bitter. This is one of my go-to Belgian beers, one that I really like to have on-hand as often as possible.
Fresh Karmeliet? YES!
Sep 20, 2021 | By David A.
I have traveled to Belgium many times over the years, and there is nothing like a fresh poured draft of Tripel Karmeliet. Bottles that make it here to the US and sit around on shelves in warehouses or at liquor stores usually just taste cardboardy or skunky. Having never seen Karmeliet in a 12oz brown glass bottle (which tends to preserve better) I thought I would give it a chance. Not only was it delicious but the bottling date was only 3 weeks prior! I don't know how BSA managed to pull that off but it was the next best thing to having it on draft at a cafe in Brussels. Cheers!
Nov 19, 2019 | By Angel G.
Amazing flavors as its temperature change
BrewView on Bosteels Karmeliet Tripel
Jul 18, 2016 | By Belgian Beer Journal
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Beautifully made beer at world class level. This beer is in our top 50 beers of all time. This is a must have. In our opinion, not many Tripels are made at this masterful level. For more, visit our BREWVIEW ON BOSTEELS TRIPEL KARMELIET: https://belgianbeerjournal.com/brewviews/tripelkarmeliet
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