Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3071   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Tap at pig and fiddle in the classic glass. Sweet and banana yeast aroma. Perfect clean sweet Belgian taste. Dead on. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (380) - SINGAPORE - SEP 6, 2015
33cl bottle, 30-Aug-2015, poured into a stemmed Trappist Chalice glass. Clear golden colour with a lively white head. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. Aroma of banana, caramel and alcohol. Taste of sweet fruits, apricot tart, wheat and banana. Sweet, spicy and fruity finish with a little alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 5, 2015
Clásica cerveza belga, con alta graduación alcohólica. Rubia, con sabor frutal. Excelente Tripel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marcius (347) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Golden color, hazy liquid and huge and long head. Fruity aroma (Citrus, pineapple and melon). Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate with full body and fizzy carbonation. A great triplel.... it is in my top 5!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Golden with a big white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, banana, bubble gum, orange and spice. Taste is sweet, mild bitter and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopkikker (24) - Lommel, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
Cloudy strawyellow with firm white head. Fruity nose with citrus and herbs. Medium bitter, dry aftertaste, heavy on the stomach. Fruity and alcoholic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fL0 (10) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
Golden Colour and white head. Taste is malty, fruity with citrus. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
___Steve___ (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Pleasing aroma, green wood, pine sawdust. Clear straw pour thick diffusive cream head. Bubbly carbination, such an easy and approachable taste for a high gravity beer. Sweet like a wheat beer orange citrus definitely not too fruity or acidic. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1580) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at Flor de Llupol. Golden colour with white head. Honey, malt, fruity aroma. Sweet, honey, malt, fruity taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very clean-looking Belgian tripel with citrus and vanilla aroma. Very smooth.

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