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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2823   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cimbasso (194) - - NOV 11, 2014
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Slightly hazy golden colour with a thick, white, foamy head. Very well carbonated. Pronounced aromas of ripe bananas, vanilla and coriander. Very full, sweet taste with complex flavours of bananas and spices. Intense creaminess from the oats used in the brewing process, plus a lightness from the wheat. Very full mouth taste and plenty of alcoholic strength. Some citrus flavours, and a complex, fruity finish. A really good abbey beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (175) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2014
De color entre amarillo oro y cobre, con una buena capa de espuma blanca de media retención y que deja encaje. De aromas suaves y a la vez complejos. Afrutada y especiada. Platano, albaricoque y algo de naranja. Clavo y levadura. Algo de cereal y hierba del lúpulo. Bastante gasificada y cuerpo medio. En boca también muy equilibrada. Dulce y maltosa, cremosa. Y sigue la fruta y las especias. Alcohol bien integrado.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (229) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Very good and excels in most areas but the heavy carbonation keeps it from being perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Connotata dal colore dorato pallido, presenta schiuma abbondante e bianca, persistente data dall’alta briosità conferita dall’uso sapiente del frumento e dell’avena. Al corpo si sente chiaro il sentore di pane, ben luppolata ma non amara, ha un retrogusto quasi dolce

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SardiniaMan (16) - - NOV 8, 2014
Excellent beer... Nice thick head, pleasant complex flavor profile. That’s a fruity beer! A beautiful sweetness to counter the high alcohol perfect for an autumn Another world class Belgian beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (233) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sweet perfume, vanilla, apricots, floral fruits (but not too floral), some funk. Very crisp on the palate. Taste is natural fruit bubblegum, creamy apricots, lemon meringue. Extra points for the 4-color, flawlessly-screen-printed bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roenne1880 (3) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
In my opinion its a bit too fruity aroma compared to other trippels, thats why i dont score it that high, as others.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwyu (32) - - NOV 4, 2014
Beautiful beer... Nice head and nice golden color. Nice ripe fruit and citrus in aroma and flavor but in nice balance with malty grainy base.gets better add it warms up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (113) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2014
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Very spicy, herbal and yeasty aroma and taste. Very interesting - quite a bit of both clove, cinamon and other spices.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (84) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Fizzy golden with a huge white foam. Citrus, lemon acidity, cereal sweetness, herbal notes, hint of spice. Very well balanced, strat a little sweet going toward a little bitterness in the end. Lively carbonation with a slick texture, long citrus finish


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