Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys. Golden colour with white lasting head. Complex nose of yeast, herb, lemon, orange, lavender. Slightly sweet in mouth with crystallised fruit but dry herby kicking hop finish. Lots of bangs for your buck here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2005
so old-world that if you put this one in the oven for a hour youíll get a loaf of hearty bread. Awesome thick, chunky waves of smooth malt and banana peels. one of my favorites-

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Full-tasting yet refreshing tripel. At 8%, itís nice and smooth. Semi-sweet, moreso than I expected, but still very enjoyable. Grass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ben59 (1) - FRANCE - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
I prefer it on the tap but also in bottle it is always a great moment to drink a tripel Karmeliet. Its taste is unique for a 8į beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottled(330ml). -the best beer Iíve tried this year, hazy pale orange coloured, frothy white head, yeasty aroma with few citrus and fruit hints, the alcohol is very well hidden, nice spicy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whkingery (8) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2005 does not count
Cloudy blond appearce with an excellent head and lacing. Active carbonation makes this fruity smooth Tripel go down easy glass after glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Dark yellow, quite big bubbly head. Aroma from wheat and yeast, citrus, some fruits and honey. Floral flavor with wheat and yeast. Very carbonated and with a floral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Some fizz continues after pouring for quite a while, maintaining the large creamy white head. The liquid is a mostly clear golden apricot colour, with only a touch of sediment coming in the last drops. The aroma is of spices and wheat, with some lemon coming through, especially on tasting. I can also detect a bit of caramel sweetness as well. Very pleasant in the mouth, and quite a full body with medium levels of sweetness and bitterness. The aftertaste is satisfying, with a long, slightly metallic finish. Deserving of itís high rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2005
Golden coloured with small white fluffy head. A aroma and taste of citrus, yeast and a bit of spices. Not bad for a tripel. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Nice lacing, well carbonated and balanced, crisp finish, nice mix of fruit and spice. Pretty good.

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