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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScoWRee (409) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours hazy golden with a hughe fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Taste is carbinted, lemon spice, remiinds me of soda. A little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Golden pour with a white head. Floral hop and light fruit aroma. Spices and light fruit in the flavor. The alcohol is very well hidden here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2008
Háromféle gabonából készítik ezt a sört:zab,rozs és búza.Rendkívül élénken habzó ital,vigyázzunk a kitöltésénél!Lágy,krémes kicsit édeskés íze van.Az utóíze egészen rafinált,száraz hosszan cseng le.Olyan kérek még íze van!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
750ml. Wow! Pours golden with an active white head. Aroma is mostly sweet fruit with the slightest notion of spice. Body follows suit with more descript fruit such as banana, apple, strawberry. Hides alcohol very well. Very drinkable. Would probably be a good belgian introductory beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
33 cl. bottle poured into tulip glass, wow this is a very good triple, starts off with nice fluffy head that settles down to an opaque film, golden color with very nice aroma and very smooth floral taste, finish is excellent, alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellsinghtx (31) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
bottle 33cl: nice white head and very fruty and bready aroma. the taste is great. it feels very good in your mouth. this is one of the better beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Very light golden wheat beer with tastes of honey. Very enjoyable overall for a beer of its type. I don’t prefer it over many other Belgians however. Too light and wheat y for my sensibilities however.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel" tasting. Clear light amber color with dense white head. Orange aroma with a wierd sort of sprite-(like the soda)ness. I might as well be drinking sprite as well though there is orange; also it is really sweet and off. Wierd carbonation that sort of just fizzles out and is without substance. Awful but deserves a rerate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2008
Lovely beer, packed with surprisingly fresh malty/ fruity flavours, the alcohol content isn’t as obvious as I’d expected. Fairly complex, and very slightly sweet, but a cracker nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
A pretty good tripel. I’m not that big of a fan of tripels though, so I might be unappreciative. The color is light amber with a fruity, yeasty aroma. The flavor is light, energetic, creamy, yeasty, and fruity. I’m quite surprised the alcohol content is as high as it is. If I see this again for a good price, I will buy it.

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