Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2628   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (162) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is very nice indeed, I see why it is so highly rated. 750 ml. bottle poured into a large wine glass. Beautiful pour of deep gold with a copious white head that leaves artistic lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy, with lemon, banana, and orange blossoms standing out along with hay and bread aromas. The taste really hits you with the tart citrus, mostly lemon, and complex Belgian yeast bouquet. Dry and somewhat sour, yet well balanced. Very refreshing, rich, and complex, with the right amount of alcohol presence. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and slightly sour and bittersweet finish. Has a nice grain presence in the nose and mouthfeel to balance the fruitiness and the sour. Probably the best Belgian tripel Iíve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alanthebeerguy (118) - - APR 17, 2014
Poured from the bottle. Huge head. Cloudy golden yellow. Smells of yeast, orange peel, peach. Taste is wheat, yeast and bubbles up front. Transition to creamy, bready, lemon finish. Finish is fairly crisp with not too much lingering finish. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migajos (73) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2014
Aroma: beautiful belgian yeast, peach, a bit honey, Appearance a bit hazy, yellow with quickly disappearing head. Taste: some banana, peach, a bit of alcohol. Very drinkable and well ballanced. A bit too much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (72) - - APR 15, 2014
Light colour and bubbly white head. Poured in a trappistes rochefort glass. Quite fresh, almost citrus taste that hides well the alcohol. Acid palate. Quite bubbly in the mouth too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
seynie (82) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
Pure gold, persistent creamy top, vanilla, banana, full body, some citrus, long finish. The commercial description really says it all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspronck (10) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
golden hazy color, creamy white head, aroma of banana and citrus with strong citrus retro-olfaction, medium sweetness, medium creamy body with short finish, fantastically fresh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoreCoffeePlease (3) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Slightly hazy yellow in glass. Nose is sweet with apple and pear. Slightly bitter in taste, with more of that apple peel and pear, as well as some breadiness. Picked up very slight clove. Dry finish. Very enjoyable and a great tripel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mherrold (1) - Cobham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014 does not count
This beer is one of my favorite beers of all time. It is definitely the best triple on the market. The taste, aroma, and fluffy white head are fantastic and fit the style perfectly . One of my all time go to session beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacekziegler (16) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
One of the most famous Belgian triple, in worldwide distribution and a must have for a beer styles explorer. Apart from this fact itís also a high quality product and I enjoyed every single drop of it. Class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2014
Light yellow looks with big fluffy head on top. Some lacing is there too. Aroma has typical yeast aromas, spices, some fruits also. Taste has spices, yeast, lemon, some fruity flavors and warming alcohol in the end. Very high carbonation and full body. I think Iím not that into tripel as a style.

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