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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
The aroma is very floral and citrusy with yeast, spice, and malt. The appearance is hazy gold orange with a huge five finger head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin with a short but pleasant finish. I think this is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (979) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Very clear orange color, medium rocky white head with lots of light fruits and yeast in the aroma, consisting of pear, banana and coriander. Has plenty of carbonation and a dry finish, it almost reminded me of a heavy champagne the first time I sipped it. Alcohol is very well hidden, and it has a moderate funk nose in the finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours honey colored with a huge white head. Big aromas of banana, malt and vanilla with a substantial herbal bouquet. Quite dry for a Tripel with an almost astringent flavor, but not unpleasant or unbalanced at all. Very clean finish with a noticeable alcohol heat. This beer would become my standard if it was less expensive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6032) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Bottle. Deep clear golden, lage white head. Yeasty, fruity, spicy and perfumy aroma, with a citric touch. Medium bodied. Sweet flavour, but nicely balanced with a dry and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (921) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 31, 2007
Tap at Cafeeke, march 07. Aroma is peachy, lemony, yeasty. Ravishing blond color and a big, lasting, white head. Taste is spicy, vibrant, fruity finnish, wonderfull. MF is medium, sparky, enjoyable. Really nice, tasty, characterfull tripple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2007
light aprioct bun. golden body with a rich and slight backround nuttiness? not a big fan of the style. but i know this is good. nice body warmly thick and again golden yellow. a happy beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
What a pleasant surprise this was. Enjoyed with sommelier at Cafe d’Alsace in New York. Enormous nose of apricot brandy, hints of bread and yeast, then malt and hops. Wonderful hazy rich gold body, huge firm orange head, slowly vanishes leaving good lacing. Apricot brandy taste and wamrth, bread and yeast of a tripel, good moderate bitterness in the long finish. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Bottle. Huge, rocky and lasting near-white head. Clear golden body. A nice malt-sweetness to the nose. Also fresh, acidic fruits; red berries, citrus and dried apricot. Scents of spices and honey. Very flavorfull, quite yeasty and spicy with both sweetish and acidulous flavors. Mainly (sweet) citrus and green apples. Notes of alcohol and wheat/grain. Medium-bodied and lively. Lingering spicy and acidic end. What a nice one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
closey22 (1251) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Greta appearance with a thick frothy ingering head and a crystal clear pale yellow hue. Apples in aroma with a slite hint of pine. Same with the flavor. The finish is long and balanced between sweet and dry(reminiscent of a tart apple). Mouthfeel is rich and alive. Belgium rules!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgibbons (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007 does not count
From the bottle. Pours a deep hazy yellow with a large foamy white head. Fruity aroma, a lot of pear. Sweet, with apple and pear. crisply carbonated, light. my favorite tripel ive had so far, just waiting to try the De Dolle Mad Bitch thats in my fridge.


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