Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgentgesdo (681) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Wow... what can I say? Wonderful spicy aroma with a hint of allspice, sweet, honeyed flavor with a noted alcohol bite, beautiful golden color, nice mouthfeel. Should also note almonds and walnuts, apricot overtones and citrus. Complicated and great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Golden orange with light head. Mandrain orange and vanilla malt. Orange, citrus, apricot and a creamy mouthfeel. Nice sparkle on the tongue, with a rich yet soft sweetness...one of my favorites

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
sweet honeydew aroma. refreshingly sweet, with the taste of apple, honey, and a pleasantly warm and slightly dry finish. a delicate beer that is easy to appreciate. rather dainty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2004
On tap at the Ginger Man in Dallas. A good example of the style. Has a bright gold color with a small head. The aroma is alcohol and some sour apples. The taste is bananas, vanilla and some ginger spice. Nice, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Piney, citrus aroma with hints of banana and pineapple. Yellow/gold color with off-white, lasting head. First pour is almost all head. Let the bottle breath for a minute or so and be careful with the first pour. Excellent lacing. Moderately sweet, tons of carbonation. This has the mouthfeel of champagne. Belgian wheat taste and high in alcohol. Good but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Had it on tap. Golden color. Not sure if this is how it was susposed to be, but there was very little carbonation like it was flat. It was very smooth with a spicy and sweet flavor. Lightly bitter and alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2004
Golden/honey color, white head. Aroma from yeast, fruit, malt and some honey. Flavor is malty, mild at first, some floral touches. Turns spicy after a while. Finish is bitter and fruity. Complex and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Light honey colored, bead of pearls white head rims the glass. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and very sweet. Flavor is taste alot like a granny smith apple with some sourness and yeast mixed in. Bubbly mouthfeel, sweet finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Packs an apple flavor all the way through, and yet is not overly sweet. Nice dry finish with a dark blonde to golden body. With a decent off white head that last’s for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2004
Nice and warm golden color with a creamy and fluffy head.It is a very aromatic beer with good hints off ripe white stonefruits,sweet spice and a little flowery accent.The taste is full fresh and has a lot off body.The afthertaste is smooth and it has a fine freshness.Drink it cold but not too cold.

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