Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistMike (11) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2006
Big head. Be careful when pouring this beer. The taste is very good and complex and the aroma is very nice as well. Strong corbonation gives this beer a sparkling white or champagne like texture and it compliments the wheat and fruit like taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle from the World Beer Festival - Richmond on 06/20/2010. Slightly hazy golden body with a medium rocky white head. Spicy and belgian aroma. Spicy belgian flavor with sweet malt. Medium body with high carbonation. 6/3/7/4/14 - 3.4 06/21/2006 - Clear dark golden color with a creamy white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma. Sweet caramel malt aroma and hints of candi sugar. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2006
750ml corked bottle. Bright gold with huge white head, last pour hazy with yeast sediment. Nose of apples, pear, hay, metal, mineral, funk, yeast, and some malt sweetness. Flavor is a nice blend of light fruit and dry yeast, slightly sweet throughout, with a drying, biting finish. Lively carbonation is not overdone. Nicely done, could be a bit deeper in flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. White very high astonishingly creamy and good-looking head. Hazy light yellow body. Banana aroma. Flavor dominated by carbonation and a pleasant bitterness. Not what I expected from a beer whith banana flavor and a head like that. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2006
bottle. Aroma: First smell is skunkiness (damn you green bottles!). Later I get green apples and golden raisins, along with some sweet malt and an herbal smell. Appearance: Slightly hazy and light gold in color. Head was white and voluminous, but quickly died away. Not much lacing. Flavor: Slight skunkiness in flavor. After that, it’s raisins, coriander, orange, and wheat. Belgian yeast flavor not as present as would be expected. Alcohol tasted slightly in very back of mouth. Palate: Medium bodied. Carbonation was lively. Slightly sour aftertaste and nice alcohol warming on back of tongue and roof of mouth. Overall: If this had not been slightly skunked, I would have rated it higher. I’ll try to re-rate in the future. Besides the skunkiness, this is a very good, easy to drink, and accessible Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Dark yellow colored, hazy appearance. Big white head. Aroma is great: spices, touch of fruits and medium alcohol, which fits here well. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has also strong spices with vinous anis tones, aftertaste has obvious, almost too strong alcohol. Ending turns out to be slightly dry. World class tripel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 8, 2006
Pours yellow, white head, bubbling profusely, cloudy. Some malt, hops, flowers, bramley apples. Some off-sour smell there too. Taste iis slightly bitter, some apples, gassy, slightly dry aftertaste. No taste of alcohol at all. Easy drinking, smooth, if too carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4126) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle at Novotel, Gent. Yellow with a large white head, mostly lasting, good lacings. Aroma moderate/heavy malty (apples), light hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Wowsers, this one gives Chimay Cinq (my favorite tripel) a run for its money! Poured a clear and crisp golden yellow with a head that was pillowy and long lasting (and certainly not ridiculous - I actually poured the whole thing into my Chimay glass in one pour). The lacing was outstanding. The aroma was mostly light fruits with a touch of spice. The flavor was just great: rich but not too thick in mouthfeel, with a definite candy sugar sweetness supporting a citrus (orange) tongue that finished with great hoppiness. Yeast flavors were subdued and less prominent than in other tripels. Mouthfeel was pretty heavily carbonated, but the body thinner than most tripels (ie. more drinkable and very pleasant). I will put this side by side a Cinq someday, but prefer it over any of the other tripels I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is a bit spicy and smells of resin and bubble gum. Flavour is sweet, fruity with a nice portion of hops. Malty biscuit-finish.

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