Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3158   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2008
Poured clear and golden with excellent white head. Smell of oats, cereals, and honey. Taste was sweet, with a bit of a bitter finish, cereal, herbs, and a nice fruitiness. Slightly oily on the palate, nice carbonation! Beautiful tripel, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 Golden amber colour, aroma of orange ,friuty and full flavoured ,sensational beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immiz182 (17) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Awesome beer. Golden orange color. Very nice aroma. Sweet with fruity flavor. Extremely smooth with complex aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18639) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy golden yellow with white head. Aroma of lemons and pears. Lemony, yeasty flavor with bitter hops throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyCop32 (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2008
This was a golden orange with a nice white head and lacing on the glass(bought the glass too, very nice). This has a good clean crisp flavor with fruits and malts and yeast on the end helping the beer be smooth. The alcohol content seems to work perfectly with the taste and neither overwhelm the other. This is as good as some of the trappist beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerMan (11) - , BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2008
If you have read my comments you know I am a huge Trappist fan, but this beer rivals the best of them. Typical Belgian strong ale aroma and appearance, but the drinkability is outstanding This is in the top five of my favorite Belgian beers. No disappointments on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2008
From Tap, Great beer with light orange color with smooth head, aroma of fruits and spices with high sweetness, stronge flavors of fruits with malts and complex pleasant aftertaste, really really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2008
33 cl bottle - Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a large white head. No lacing, but has some floaties in there. Aroma and flavor is bigtime esters with a touch of yeast. Medium body. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingGambrinus (117) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 11, 2008
Dark orange colour with a big lasting head. fruity aroma with notes of orange, lemon and pear. Flavor is fruity as well, bittersweet, hoppy, a bit yeasty, with little presence of alcohol. Meidum body, very well balanced. Pleasant alcohol finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle compliments of Rolf Carboni. Pours a medium gold, slightly cloudy. Aroma of light citrus and hops. Flavor is very smooth, slight citrus with hints of lemon, and slightly bitter finish.

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