Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Bottle conditioned.
First brewed 1996; claimed to be based on a recipe from 1679 which used wheat, oat and barley.
Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast. Aroma has hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas. Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness.

EnSiFeRuM's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - FEB 15, 2009
Bouteille de 330 ml. Nos yeux observe une bière de couleur or-cuivrée et un col de mousse imposant et durable. Au nez on respire des arômes de blé, de fleurs, de fruits (pêche-mangue) sur un fond subtil d’alcool. En bouche le corps est rond avec une effervescence faible-moyenne. On goûte des saveurs de céréales fraîches, de levure fruitée et de houblon floral. La finale présente une légère présence d’alcool qui enrobe le fruité. À noter qu’une effervescence visuelle intense et visible. Alcoolisé mais léger. Une bière d’une grande finesse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
need to drink again old notes; was hoping for more - banana, creaminess, light, Belgian, yadda

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (291) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
09/08/2015 @home – 33cl bottle from a gift Clear dark yellow beer with big white head. Aroma is citrus, grains, yeast. Taste is grains, hay, fruity, a bit sweet; lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (538) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Murky golden with a minimal head. Earthy aromas of citrus, Belgianm Yeast. Medium to robust bodie with moderate carbonation. Strong Belgian flavor with a strong finish. Sweet with low bitterness. Standard Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kruspijuegos (17) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2015
Rubia y carbonatada con espuma que desaparece. Aroma muy agradable a cereales con sabor muy peculiar.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1112) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity yeast with some malts and some hints of honey. Taste is sweet malts also with some fruits and some alcohol. Aftertaste is medium bitter well balanced by malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (491) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
tap. Might be the best tripel I’ve had. Incredible complexity - so much going on. Yet so easy to drink. Wonderful beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (92) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - AUG 16, 2015
Amarela clara, levemente turva. Espuma abundante e persistente. Aroma pronunciado, pouco lupulado e frutado, com especiarias. Sabor adocicado, amargor suave, notas fortes de especiarias. Retrogosto adocicado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyGr8days (10) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
This was a good one. Smellwise, taste wise, this is definitely up there. Not your average beer but a great one to boot. Couple more in the cupboard which I’m grateful for and I look forward to pouring them soon. Cheers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (465) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
L?exemple parfait de la bière Belge d?abbaye. D?un blond éclatant, la bière est coiffée d?une majestueuse mousse blanche formée de très grosses bulles. La mousse est superbe, collante, à la fois riche et légère et d?une durée défiant les heures. Nez floral et levuré de cette levure à la Signature Belge. Des fruits tels la banane et l?abricot séché viennent réchauffer mes narines abusées. Des arômes de gomme ballounne également. Je goûte, au-delà de la banane, du miel, une touche agréable d?alcool ainsi qu?un magnifique bouquet de fleurs qui n?ont rien à voir avec un houblon floral américain! C?est magnifique! Un peu sucrée à mon goût et un rien trop effervescente dans l?estomac, c?est pour ces deux seules raisons qu?il m?est impossible de boire de cette bière en quantité!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjeffers27 (2) - franklin, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Smooth clean, strong ale yeast with great esters, coriander, stone fruits, very floral hops aroma with amazing lace on the glass, great foam retention. A very complex smooth bodied big beer.

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