RateBeer
overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pretty good beer. Nice sharp carbonation on the palate. Nice belgian aromas and flavors. There is an aftertaste here that slightly detracts.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAR 21, 2007
This had a huge,long lasting,annoying head.I had to wait quite a while to taste the beer thru the foam.The aroma was a faint cut wheat or grain.Color was straw.Has that golden beer taste that I don’t like.tastes like it has corriander in it.Kind of sour.Honey,wheat and oat taste.Rice??I don’t really care for this,but it does have flavor,so I’m sure there are some people who will like it.I wish the bottle wasn’t so big,so I could move on.I suppose this would be a beer for wheat farmers,who just finished harvesting their crops and they want to celebrate.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
This is one of those brews that I am almost afraid to rate with my bad taste tastebuds. On tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pgh. This pours like any other pale yellow american ubiquitous lager as far as color goes. Has a clean white head. Aroma is not outstanding and there are a few streams of carbonation rising with in. The tap handle on this is cool looking. Initial flavor is slightly strong but definitely not oppressive. Much milder than the domestic coarse trippels I’ve tasted such as Southern Tier. Interesting off flavor on the onset and then it immediately fades to an alky hint. Again, this is not oppressive, it is just that you can tell the alky content is letting you know its there if you want to notice. Low carbonation, very little tingle on the back of the throat. I am not overly impressed with this beer and will probably get hammered for my numbers. This trippel just does not appeal to my delicate girlie taste buds. THe alky is continually apparent but not in the face. Finish is immediately medium bitter but fades after a few moments to just a memory. Overall, not bad but I’ve been spoiled by Grimbergen Blonde and Chimay White. On par with Allagash trippel and Southern Tier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour with a nice moslty lasting white head. Rich aroma and taste of fruits, malts and hops. Over carbonated and overrated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
From the bottle. Pours a nice amber with a massive thick foamy white head, looked like I could have shaved with it. grassy, slightly sweet fruity aroma with hints of alcohol. sweet, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, nice sharp carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor, hints of raisins, cloves and lemons. Absolutely delicious, like a nice dessert in a glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2007
330ml - Pours with vigor, golden ale underfizzy head. Grassy, peppery nose wiith some citrus (lemon mostly) notes. The same flovors govern the palate. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2007
bottle. hazy golden/orange pour with huge white frothy head. nice floral yeast aroma with hints of spice and baked bread. medium body. crisp palate. fruity. yeast, pepper. great balance and easy drinking. I really enjoyed this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2007
bottle- sampled today in beers of the world class- pours golden amber sudsy foamy head white- slightly offwhite head. smells fruit pears, apricots, light caramel, sugar, some alcohol... tastes apricots, bananas, alcohol, sweet sugar but not syrupy in mouthfeel tongue numbing finish with some alcohol warming and licorice taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
It depends on brewery is making this beer as to the quality but always an interesting light delicate tripel and I don’t think this beer ages well. Page 462 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 233 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2007
Aroma: wow!!! grape, smoked ham, portabello mushrooms, passion fruit, orange blossom, spicy yeast, oats.
Appearance: golden, smooth head.
Flavour: sweet, exotic, nectar...
Palate: smooth, fantastic, yeasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 197 198 199  200  201 202 203 » 275


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50