Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3103   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
hazy golden amber with a huge head that practically needs to be fought down. lemon citrus aroma with yeast and the lightest banana note. very soft, creamy body that is medium thin. lemons and honeyed yeast flavor, followed by a light creamy spiciness. dry and almost champagne like. this beer is very smooth pleasant, but full flavored. beautifully balanced and well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy, bubbly amber with amazing retention. Pungent floral, citric-like notes in the aroma, with mediciney yeast and some sweet fruit. Flavor is a melange of layered grain flavors, with citrus fruit, orange peel and medicine overtones. Finish has more citrus, bitterenss and a bit of soapiness. Textured, lively mouthfeel. Champagne-like palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (436) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Not bad not great. Nice blond, poured a good head about a quarter of the bottle, noticed when I was checking the brewery and name that there are a mess of floaties in the bottom. Glad theyíre sitting down and the first glass is clear, Iím sure the rest are going to be cloudy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wondrtim (19) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pours a deep golden color with to big of a head. It seems to have a flowery grassy aroma, maybe even a little woody. When it comes to taste, it just goes to show you...never judge a book by itís cover. The taste for me is exceptional. Not at all what i was expecting from the smell. Seems to drink liter than it sits but still very nice. An easy drinker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
has a yellowish brown body topped off with a slight brown head. Has notes of honey and flowers with a bit of orange. The flavor is quite sweet with honey and toasted malt flavors and a quite a bit of carbonation. $4 11.2 oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2008
An excellent brew. The nose is a citrus, floral, honeysuckle blend, pouring lightly golden with an awe inspiring head. The palate is floral honeysuckle, citrus-orange and grapefruit--coriander, and light pine under tones. Remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
Grood fruity beer. Itís a beer i drink oneís in a week. Try the bigger bottles, they are so much better. In my country they have 1,5l bottles, and they evalutated better because of the bottle. A good triple, but if you let me choose, iíll take the westmalle triple!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Fruity fresh, flowery scent. Nice golden color, with disappearing white head. Lively soda-like carbination. Malty, spice, citrus-lemony yeast, sweet. Tingles tonge, but i think its from the carbonation not the alc%. A nice tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
75 cl bottle. Has a champagne like pop of the cork.Pours a clear blond hue with a huge fizzy head. Reeks of sweet , freshly cut alderwood mixed with spices. Nice medium body with a lively, tickley tongue feel. Taste is a fairly sweet, spicey, earthy wood flavor. A very mild hop bitterness to finish. 2003

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
One of the first to start my love affair with tripelís. Iíve found better over time in my opinion but this has a that nostalgic taste for me. Sweet, candy sugar like. A regular drink for me, good beer.

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