Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3103   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pours a golden yellow with a huge head that stays around for a while. A light floral / citrus aroma. A real nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1536) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Lavender, rosemary, dough and nectarine aromas dominate a rich floral and herbal profile. The beer is bright golden and opaque in the glass. Flavors are as rich and deep as the aromas -- with the addition of caramel and sweet oats. Complex palate and long finish. Alcohol is entirely hidden. A great, rich and savory tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
On tap. Golden yellow with thick white head. Sweet raison-like aroma. Taste is smooth raison-caramel with a subtle wheaty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2006
11.2 oz bottle - Pours golden with a big, lasting head. There’s a pleasant aroma with citrus and spice notes. The taste is sweet and well balanced with excellent citrus flavors. It’s full bodied, yet smooth and very drinkable. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2006
Slighty cloudy straw colour, lovely white fluffy head. Aroma is citrussy and sweet, kind of clovey like a belgian wit. The flavour is also quite citrussy and spicy, with a not so pronounced malt flavour too it. The alcohol is well hidden, and the finish is a little sour. Good, but I couldn’t really get into it that much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2006
Clear yellow colour, with a lot of carbonation resulting in a huge white head. Loveley sweet hoppy aroma, herby, fruity (some citrus, green appel) and some grainy-malty hints. Full palate, some agressive mouthfeel. Finish is sweet-bitter, some alcoholic touches, beautifull balanced. This is a top beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2006
My bro brought this up from Orlando. full spicy aroma, citrusy and sweet.hazy golden wth a big foamy head. flavors are full yet refreshing. citrus, spicy, honey, lemon, clove, very smooth, goes down way to easy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2006
Spicy, fruity, full of different flavor, quite complex. Some lemon too. A very good tripple !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
A very fine strong Belgian ale. Fruity and yeasty like many beers of this style and nice full flavours come through.

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