Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3294   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1051) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. golden, clear, rocky head. Rather sweet but also well balanced. Lightly spiced. It has a medium body and average carbonation. A long finish with alcohol in the clearly present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a deep hazy gold with a thick tan head. The aroma is of yeast, banana and raisins. Swirls around your palette with relative ease, releasing its plethora of flavors. Creamy banana and yeast up front with a lovely warming alcohol on the way down. Simply wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle; poured a rich gold with a large white head. Aroma was very nice; of yeast, fruit, orange/citrus and spice. Flavor was very, very good. Had characteristics of a good hef or wit, just amped up a bit. Flavor had sweet sugary components; zesty orange and citrus hints; some mild spicing; and a nice banana, yeasty presence. Nice mouthfeel with some stronger carbonation and alcohol presence in the finish. A top notch and delicious brew; canít believe I didnít get around to rating this sooner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a clear golden color with a large head. Aroma of fruit, malt, sugar, belgian yeast. Nice flavor, a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Wonderful beer from the Bosteels. Big head with an amazing golden color. Very characteristic taste with the grains in the thick sirupy body, nice hoppy-spŪcy aroma with honey, moderated carbonation and some citrus in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Subtle aroma of fruit, yeast, and white wine. Sweet fruity fruity flavor with notes of malt, spices, and candy. Very smooth medium body with lots of carbonation. Finish is alcohol and citrus, giving way to a lasting, sweet banana aftertaste. Best tripel Iíve tried yet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 27, 2007
Drunk to celebrate my second year on Ratebeer. Bottle bought at Jumbo Bilbao
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a medium white fluffy head that diminishes quickly. It leaves a fair lacing Aroma is malty/yeasty. fruity with notes of oranges, pineapples, banana, vanilla, spices like coriander, sugary hints of cotton candy and a liquory touch of cognac. Absolutely fantastic cross between a Hefe and a Tripel. You can detect every note so clearly, itís outstanding. Flavor is strong, intense, sweet with fruity touches of oranges, tangerines, tequila margarita, spices (coriander, pepper & cardamom) and grains... you can feel the wheat & oats. The finish is so huge, spicy and sweet citrusy. Body is medium, ultra-smooth texture (thanks to the Oats), creamy. High carbonation.... maybe the only letdown of this beauty. The finish explodes with a strong alcoholic touch. The aftertaste remains for a while with a nice cereally taste. A fantastic triple, maybe the best Iíve ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle. Moderate smells of straw, lime, perfume, soap, mustiness and light notes of white wine apple, alcohol and and slight hint of clove. Head is frothy, white, mostly diminishing and has fair lacing. Color is clear golden. Flavor starts lightly acidic and a little sour, then finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is watery, light to medium, has a fizzy carbonation and finshes a little alcoholic. Nice refreshing smells lead to a crisp taste and mouthfeel in this Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2007
Tasted 22. Nov -07. A very good aroma. I found some flowers, apples and maye some pineapples. Poured nicely into the glass. its fruity with some kind of reed berries in the flavor profile. Its slightly dry, but warming and with a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep gold colour with a decent, rocky white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of yeast, coriander, mace, tropical fruit and grain. Flavour had plenty of sweet malt with more spice, honey and some herbs. The finish was pretty dry. very good.

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