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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Pours golden, almost like an apple juice. The intial aroma contained corriander and spice with a small hint of fruitiness. The taste was almost all fruit - bananas and cherries being the strongest - shortly followed by hints of toffee and burnt toast. It causes a unique burning sensation in the nostrils. Excellent choice for a tasting session.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Poured an effervescent golden with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of apples, pears, cinnamon, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity with pears, cloves, some herbal hoppy flavors. Body is light, fizzy, and evanesces quickly, leaving behind just a touch of dryness in the mouth. Overall a light, pleasant tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2005
This one has get a very nice spicy aroma. Very cloudy orange coloured. Smooth wheaty taste, a bit fresh. Maybe a hint of banana. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle 0,33 L. Frothy white excellent head. Yellow cloudy colour. Lots of citrusaroma. Powerfull tripel taste. Long finish. Very nice palate.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackburn99 (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 It had a strong wheat taste and the carbonation came across as very strong. It was like drinking alka-seltzer. Cheers !!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle. Illegible notes. Got pretty wrecked and will need to rerate for more details. What it says is (I think):" nice spice cumin Louie(?) sweet orchard. I remember enjoying it greatly and I was with it enough to do the numbers at least...rerate is a good excuse to buy another one, cause this is real nice as best I remember, but I don’t remember well enough. Better drink another!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle (330ml). My 700th rating. Poured clear bubbly gold with a massive foamy-rocky white head. Tons of funky coriander and pungent spices, banana, alcohol, lightly roasty-sugary malt, even holly (how Christmasy). Taste actually has light hop bitterness to follow the promise of the nose, plus a bit of nice aged white wine - solid. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, almost sugary, gently complex, not sweet at all. Very nice - almost resiny - much more "sophisticated" than some tripels - not as good, but classier, eh?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2005
From the bottle, this beer pours a clear, dark gold with a massive, lasting head that leaves behind nice lacing. The armoa is a veritable corriander bomb with supporting hoppy notes of grass and citrus and minor aromas of malty horseblanket and cellar. The flavor starts off sweet and ends with a hoppy, clean, slightly bitter finish. The palate is fizzy, light and drinkable. I found this beer quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a huge frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with fizzy carbonation. Heavy bitter sweet flavor with and average finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 A huge and somehow brown head, great aromas of pepper, herbs, very flowerish taste. Very complex beer. Drink it next to a piece of french cheese, a "quiche" or a course with melted cheese on top.


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