Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3157   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On-tap at Stone. Awesome brew.Pours clear, golden yellow with a thin, fizzy white head. Smells sweet malty, slightly floral with some honey. Tastes of honey and light sweet malts, slight alcohol zing on the finish. Some coriander and citrus spice on the finish as well. Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I can’t really remember all the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a light and slightly hazy golden yellow with a big billowy white head. Aroma is very grassy and floral with a nice bit of light citrus fruitiness. Lots of wheat and malty. Flavor starts out with some sweet and candy like sugar. Also a lot of coriander and spices that stay through the finish. Finishes a bit bready with wheat and floral but a bit of alcohol as well. Medium body and lively carbonation. Very nicely balanced abbey ale that is smooth from start to finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
Bottled served in original glas @ Akkurat. It is brewed with three kinds of grains, in my oppinion the wheat dominates he flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 26, 2008
THis baby is a hit, it was nice in every aspect, a worth to keep for more than two years on the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Pours a semi-cloudy golden colour with a large white head. There is a nice yeasty citrus aroma. On the palate it is very nice and light. Flavor is Of oranges, other soft fruit, spice, and a bready yeast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2008
My favorite beer. Amazing complexity....I’m often in awe. Amazing golden color smells of spices and light orange. Goes down so smooth. Alcohol is non-existant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2008
Golden colored beer. Fruity and malty notes. Some coriander and curaçao. The finish is more spicy with some alcohol notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2008
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a copious amount of white head. Sweet aroma of wheat malts, clove, and candy sugar. Creamy mouthfeel imparts a fruity character. Dry malts and noticeable alcohol gives a prickly sensation at the center of the tongue. Fruity and dry finish. Quite good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2008
Slightly cloudy amber beer with large, very lively head. Good carbonation. Malty notes with some bitterness lead to herbs. soda and then on to unappealing blood-like metallic finish. Complex but ridiculously overrated.

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