Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3240   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Bottle 33cl. Re-rate. Pours a clear golden colour with a huge head and good carbonation, too bad the head doesn’t last very long. Strong fruity aroma with some sweet and sour fruits there mixed in with th yeast. Taste is very pleasant, well balanced flavour of many different sweet fruits with a hint of the alcohol there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5330) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 19, 2008
This yellow cloudy beer is very suprising its full of flavour and very tasty. Smells like a White Beer but the end is very long fruity, malty and floral. Carbonation is soft, very interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Tap, poured a clear blonde with little to no head. Nice carbonated and dry with some nice spice notes. Finish was also dry with lingering spice flavor and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6208) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden with a big fluffy white head. Looks fantastic in its own glass. Aroma is malty sweet, fruity, a little yeast. Flavour is malty, sweet and fruity, alcohol warmth. Slight sour finish, lots of carbonation. Very soft mouthfeel. Excellent tripel. Not nearly as good from tap though, which is way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5122) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2008
Hazy golden colour with medium head.Aroma is sweet with taste of Mandarin and apricots.Has a high carbonation but still and nice mild finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Pours out a brilliant golden orange. Sweet aroma, almost like candy and ripe fruits, apricots maybe. Very sweet flavor topped off by lemony zing. Very balanced and enjoyable, very drinkable due to being very thin in the mouth. Very good Tripel, definitely tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1059) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
At an gall & gall, hazy golden, medium no lasting head, full fizzi fruity one, with sharp boddem, very nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Aroma is full of yeast and sweet malts, and some dark fruits. It’s appearance is golden color, with a light head. It’s flavor is full of medium-dark malts, some sweetness, and sweet fruit. It’s a bit to sweet, but otherwise a fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
very nice aroma, sweet fruity bitterness from alcohol takes my rating down, but it’s a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (474) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Golden hue, sweet yeasty and somewhat thin, sweet = carmel characteristics, above average.

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