Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (469) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma: Floral, yeast, bread, citrus, lemon peel, notes of candy sugar and coriander-like spice. Flavor: Yeast, bread, caramel, followed by lemon, more bread and dried flowers (chamomile) on the mid-palate. These flavors carry on into the finish and the yeasty quality reappears. Palate: Soft and smooth; the carbonation seems, paradoxically, to explode on the tongue, adding a unique dimension the palate. Comment: Great complexity. Of the few 1000 or so beers I’ve tried, this is my new favorite. Very few can top this. Tasted on 2 different days with consistent notes. When allowed to warm a bit, pear-like fruit comes through on the mid-palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roldano (15) - - MAR 4, 2015
Mucho sabor, carbónico pronunciado, muy equilibrada, regusto muy sabroso, una opción muy recomendable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (518) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
My stars, a finer tasting Tripel I’ve not had! If only all Tripels had such fine personality, beautiful clear blonde, a fizzy white head. Sensual scents of vanilla and lemon, sneaky subtle spices, honey and cereal and the very lightest basement funk become fine flavours that match the aroma accordingly. A body that is effervescent and somehow full is intriguing and makes enjoying this wonderfully tantalizing Tripel a facile endeavour indeed. It earns its stripes to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (497) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Clear golden color with big white head. Aroma is doughy, spicy, fresh. Taste is sweet, citrusy and flowery, but not too sweet. A really nice Tripel, not too much carbonation and not too sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 7 / 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 / 5 / 6 / 72

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (787) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Ljusgul klar med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar lite citrus, vanilj och banan? Händer inte så mycket!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fdomig (457) - München, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is fruity, apple. Appearance is cloudy yellow with a frothy white foam. Taste is sweet and light sour. A bit bitter and very nice balanced. Superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (35) - - FEB 25, 2015
Nez sur la pêche, arômes de caramel, très fruitée, ronde en bouche , finale mi longue, amertume présente en finale. Robe dorée. Très bonne bière!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : clear light golden, medium white head Aroma : fruits, spice, floral, honey, oranges. Palate : medium to full body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (33) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
A really nice triple with a lot of foam that dissapears as fast is it comes. Palate is not that great, but the taste is more than decent. Aroma is the real winner though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
li_amorim (16) - - FEB 21, 2015
Cerveja com teor alcoólico bem marcante, 8,4, frutada devido a fermentação. Aromatica, com uma espuma um pouco cremosa, leve, não da pra sentir amargor. Ao final, o gosto mais citrico permanece.

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