Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3156   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dauton (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2006 does not count
330 ml Bottle. I’d say this is my favourite beer that I have tasted so far. It has a very sweet and slightly spicy flavour with a very light body. To get the best out of this beer it really needs to be consumed from a Tulip glass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2006
750 ml. bottle. Hazy gold/light amber color, bubbly, with a giant frothy white head. Aroma best described as "Froot Loops," or other sweetened lemon and orange cereal, with some soapy yeast in the background. Sweet light cereal malt flavor with soft lemon and banana notes. Light to medium smooth palate, with some light carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bertus (4) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2006 does not count
A nice tripel, nut over rated. Fruity, sweet and alchohol. Pours a good head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle Pours out a hazy yellow topped with a white head. There are lots of stuff swimming abount in my glass. A good sweet aroma. It is pretty well carbonated not to bad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2006
YUM Poured with a massive head hard to keep in the glass golden color. Aroma was light fruits some floral, yeast and grass. Very carbonated. Flavor was much the same fruity with a sweet undertone. This was good YUM YUM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Gold color with a thick white head. Fruity yeast aroma. Nice smooth sweet flavor with a mildly spicy bite that sneaks up on you. This is a good beer! A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Golden and very light white foam. But the Aroma was some lemon, cilantro, and orange. Also with notes of yeasty, spicy and slightly bitter. Also a slightly sweet, spicy and bitter finish with some apple aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours out a nice cloudy brown color with a huge beige head. Aroma is very yeasty. Flavor is super. Has a large amount of yeast in it and a sweet finish. Very nicly done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle at the Charlotte Oktoberfest 2006. Big pour of mostly head from the reject that was pouring. The beer was too hot too, but it was still very good and I can imagine what its like when its at right temperature. Yellow in color with a white head. Smell is some hops, fruits, wheat, yeast, and some oak. Taste is very refreshing, not full of alcohol as most tripels I have drank are. Pretty interesting beer actually, one that I will need to revisit when I get motivated enough to buy some.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
dark golden hue, nice balanced nose, strong carbonated head, nice flavor, well balanced, complex, very good

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