Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Tap at Sunset. Really enjoyed the rich fruity and spicy notes in the aroma. Taste did not keep these notes up though and kind of died on me. Ok though overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
amazing trippel! this is the best i have had. this is so tasty and smooth! the houblon dobbelen ipa is too funky to really enjoy so this takes the top spot for me. really exemplifies what a trippel should be!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (3344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2009
33 cl. bottle. Pours a thick, rapidly shrinking white head, over a slightly cloudy, yellow (SRM 5-10) body....nose of spice (coriander, allspice, slight clove), fruits (lemon, banana), bubblegum.....taste initially slightly sweet gradually evolving through the spice flavors mentioned ending in medium bitterness.....mouth feel is medium. the overall spice is present, more sweetness than some, carbonation is higher than I like. That complaint registered, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osb33 (16) - Milwaukee, USA - JUN 9, 2009
I bought this because it was advertised as a "98 point Rate Beer" beer. A decent Trappist beer with a smooth taste. Not the best in the world, but worth the money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ska (226) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
33cl bottle, clear golden colour, medium white head, yeast and malt aroma, spices and fruity notes, sweet flavor with citrus notes, medium to full body, dry finish with spices, really big tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2009
11.2oz bottle. hazy yellow pour with a small white head that leaves a ring. aroma is understated but nice blend of spice, lemon, banana and pepper. taste is sweet candy up front then hints of banana, clove, coriander, bready yeast, floral and honey. good all around balance of the many flavors. tingly medium texture. sweet bready finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Straw to golden in body with a good sized cap that lasted a few minuites, lacing spoty at best. Creamy and smooth aromaostly yeast and wheat and a touch of alchol. smooth and tasty, yeast, banana, zero hops not to much in the rilm of spice. very good beer very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5541) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Clear yellow pour, makes budweiser look thick. Awesome nose, mainly banana but a strong underscent of citrus specifically lemon both of which you find in the taste with an all-so pleasant sweetness probably from the winter wheat. Simply the best triple I’ve had IMHO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Dégusté avec Pyrozoid. Explosion lors de l’ouverture.... Faites attention. Apparence or brumeuse avec une belle mousse blanche qui tiens bien au verre. Aromes de coriandre, bananes, apricots, citron et purée de pomme. Tres douce, crémeuse, jolie effervescence en bouche avec un corps bien rond. Moyenne amertume avec un petit coté sucré bien balancé et finition sec. Gout de coriandre, bananes, gruau au peche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roebuck (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap @ Cafe Centraal, Milwaukee. Rich creamy head. Lighter in color, but has a heavier taste than expected. A bit bitter, as well as sweet tones. Somewhat dry after taste.

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