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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2823   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (20) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
One of my favorite tripels! Yeasty, strong but light and really refreshing. Beautiful light color.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rein242 (9) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Flesje 33cl, een tripel met subtiele mout/Citrus smaak en bijna geen bitter in de nasmaak

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (71) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Licht troebelig bier met ruime schuimkraag. Citrus in neus en mond, aangename afdronk. Echte tripel!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (296) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Clear golden ale with a frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, spiced citrus and banana. Taste is crisp and bright, spicy alcohol and tangy sweetness. Over carbonated for me, nice alcohol warmth though. Lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1090) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
330ml bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours light amber with white froth. Floral aroma, yeasty and well carbonated for an easy drinking tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snowdog140 (41) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
A very strong aroma sets the tone, hints of fruit in there to go with a beautiful golden colour and small amount of head. Taste is more of the same, strong and complex, there’s mild fruity hints but some more spicy ones as well, almost a bit bitter, but a beer you’ll want to keep drinking purely to work it out a bit more.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YantarCoast (182) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 14, 2014
330ml bottle from a local grocery store in Moscow. Pours cloudy lemon yellow with a big creamy head. Aroma is banana, vanilla, coriander, lemon. Fruity and spicy taste. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (12) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 330cc bought from the local drink shop. Beautiful pale and hazy with a nice creamy and persistent head. Full body with lively carbonation. Good balanced taste, floral/fruty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trystan148 (18) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2014
De très bons arômes, mais je dois dire que je m'attendais à un goût en bouche plus prononcé!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (300) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle sample. A bit hazy light yellow with big white head, quite fizzy. Sweetish fruity aroma (grapefruit, some citrus), floral, hay, candy. Very sweet flavor, fruity (grapefruit, pear), candy, floral, light hoppy bitterness, wheat notes, sweet-sour finish. Light carbonation, Medium-bodied.


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