Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3255   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2008
corked 750: Pours a clear gold colour with a massive pillowy white head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is sweet malt, light honey, lemon and some green apple and grassy tones as well. Flavour was initially quite crisp and fruity, malty sweet. Light peppery spice to it. Some grassy bitterness in the finish. Very tasty and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Huge gusher - about a quarter of the beer. Pours hazy light orange with a massive but fading white heat that is somewhat lacy. Toffee, fruit and spice nose. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes de levure épicée. Robe dorée, très peu de mousse (un peu décevant pour le style). Belle rondeur en bouche, la levure épicée accompagne un malt légèrement sucré. Finale légèrement amère de houblon européen. Une bonne triple classique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with white head. Sweet malts, candy sugar, banana, lemon zest, spice, clove, and bits of pepper and bread. Mostly sweet and fruity. Very nice, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is malty with some sugar notes. Light hop aromas round it out well. Taste is slightly sweet with a lemony bitter/sour flavor that ends dry. Strong and excellent tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Rating #1000. I finally tried this beer. Golden pour, big fuzzy head. Aromas of malt, yeast, fruit, honey and spices. Flavor is crisp, frutiy, yeasty, and pretty damn delicious. Was even more fun to drink it out of the cool as hell TK glass. beer god? Hardly. Beer lover? Hell yeah baby!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at Case & Keg Boca Raton, FL for $4.50 Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Enjoyed at Dressels Pub. What a good beer! Pours a clear florescent orange with a small but lasting light head. Amazing lacing, more like window shades in that it covers the glass all the way down as it was emptied. Aroma was so nice. Lots of spices particularly clove. It was also very crisp. Clove also lead the flavor along with fruit, pepper, yeast, and spices. There was a distinct dry flavor that I couldn’t put my finger on. Plenty of alcohol, too. A delicious and amazingly well crafted beer. This is not a ’’big’’ beer and not an imperial but it is just amazingly good.

   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.

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