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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2786   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle, with cork popping upon opening cage. Very carbonated, crisp golden color very clear. Crisp citrusy aroma. Not too candy sweet, clean finish, doesnít have high abv taste. Overall good beer however, have had several better tripels.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Got lemons? Well if you donít here is where you can get the hook up. A golden appearance with a ridiculously large head. A very carbonated beverage this is. Aroma is bananas and lemons. The flavor is very sweet with some lemons and peaches. A bit of a spicy finish. Pretty good just not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cloudy, light golden color with a nice head. Aside from the extreme sweetness, I detected lemons, bananas, and apples. Very soapy mouthfeel that I did not enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Hazy yellow/gold color with a mid size white head. Sweet bread like aroma with hints of fruit and spices. Sweet, fruity flavors(apple and banana mostly) typical of many Belgian tripels. Not bad but a touch too sweet for me. I prefer a drier tripel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
Phenomenal three grain beer...delicious, with a sweet fruity start that leads delicately into a potent, hoppy, slightly alcohol-flavored finish. Itís hard to stop drinking this beer. Have had it on tap at Gollem in Amsterdam and itís even better that way!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
On tap.Clear golden brew.Stick your nose in the glass,man.apple pie ,fruit sweetness.Hate to sound generic but it has the classic Belgian fruit flavors from the yeast they use but you canít complain.A little thin on the body but not a bad brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2004
Hazy golden colour with a quickly disappaiting head. Very decent classic tripel aroma. Nice fruity (banana?) flavour and a fine bubbly palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
poured a light copper with a white head. aroma citrus (lemon and gapefriut) yeast, apple. flavor wheat came out 1st, lemon,, hint of honey and apple a nice alcohol burn. a good beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Golden straw color with creamy head. Aromas of clove adn banana. Very sweet sharp belgian flaovrs. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall as a tripel just okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trigeek (9) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2004 does not count
Pours a clean hazy pale yellow with a thin head. Sweet apple aromas that are suprisingly light. You can taste the wheat in the beer, the body is light but the flavor is big. Mostly sweet, almost like cotton candy but with a lot of fruit in the background


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