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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Wombata's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (472) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (280) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Droop, Bristol via SouthWest Drinks (tried day after delivery). BBE 23/02/17. Rich obvious banana aroma with some vanilla and light clove. Slightly sulphurous wheat like smell and subtle green freshness. Gusher. Slightly cloudy very pale yellow with a super long lasting white head. Flavour is very wheaty with sulphur overtones, noticeable alcohol blended with a rich almost wine-like equivalence in beer, if such a thing can blend. Honey like. Not quite as ’creamy’ as promised, possibly overcarbonated slightly but very, very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (168) - - APR 17, 2015
Lovely Belgian beer, lovely aroma and taste.......................................

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (123) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Big white head with very good retention. Hazy golden colour. Aroma is malty, spicy, citrus and fruity. Taste is coriander seeds, fruits (banana, citrus), some alcohol presence, clove hints and peppery finish. High carbonation and dry aftertaste. A very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
A nice Belgian ale, with several light fruit hints and a nice smooth aftertaste. Very enjoyable

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
SaintBonchien (9) - Sonceboz, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
J’ai vraiment détesté ! Elle est assez jolie, certes, mais autant au nez qu’à la bouche, on dirait du produit de vaisselle. Plus jamais.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (68) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: floral, citrus, caramel, Appearance: golden, clear, white foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Pricey but excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass, from the fridge. Woaw. Very nice trappistwith a great bitterness and little taste of vanilla. Nice blond colour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (49) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
The perfect blend between a triple and a white. All you need from a belgian triple and refreshing citrus aroma. Perfect when you’re thirsty.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DominikDraak (4) - Rijeka, CROATIA - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Bottle in Lovranski Pub. Wonderful hazy golden color with tiny bubbles screaming from the bottom of the glass. Thick, creamy white monster head. Aroma is amazing, something between a classic tripel and belgian wit. You can smell yeast, citrus,herbs, flowers, some ripe banana and notes of caramel. Taste is as above but with some wheat and herbal bitterness. Body is medium with a crispy lightly bitter finish. Overall: This is an incredible belgian beer. Definitely a must try for every beer lover!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (330) - - APR 13, 2015
Golden colour with creamy head. Aroma and flavours of different spices, barley, malts, fruits, especialy citrous, some bananas etc. Low carbonation and bitterness, sweet, almost dry finish. Very good, but not the best.


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