Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbomb65 (20) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2015
A lovely golden colour with a thick foamy head which stays. Some lemon zest and grassy notes but also some slight fruitiness and sweetness, it is quite complex but really nice with it. This is up there with the very best tripels, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Stuffed Sandwich - thanks Chino! Golden clear pour with a big white fluffy head. Light Belgian spices, slightly sweet finish. Complex and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (137) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours clear gold with a very full and frothy head. Floral taste, some grass and hops. Fruits and a slight sweetness to the taste, not very bitter. A very smooth medium body. A very pleasing beer, to be honest. Maybe a bit too sweet/flowery for my tastes, but still a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (55) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
Great golden clear beer. It is really foamy. The thick layer of fluffy foam stays on the beer, it doesn’t disappear. The beer is sparkling. The taste is great. It has a strong citrusy flavor. You can taste lemon and orange zest. However, you must be in the mood for such a complicated taste like the one of this beer. But if you are in the mood and you can appreciate adult beers, this beer is perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roldano (30) - - MAR 4, 2015
Mucho sabor, carbónico pronunciado, muy equilibrada, regusto muy sabroso, una opción muy recomendable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
My stars, a finer tasting Tripel I’ve not had! If only all Tripels had such fine personality, beautiful clear blonde, a fizzy white head. Sensual scents of vanilla and lemon, sneaky subtle spices, honey and cereal and the very lightest basement funk become fine flavours that match the aroma accordingly. A body that is effervescent and somehow full is intriguing and makes enjoying this wonderfully tantalizing Tripel a facile endeavour indeed. It earns its stripes to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Clear golden color with big white head. Aroma is doughy, spicy, fresh. Taste is sweet, citrusy and flowery, but not too sweet. A really nice Tripel, not too much carbonation and not too sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (224) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 7 / 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 / 5 / 6 / 72

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (801) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Ljusgul klar med stort vit skum. Doftar och smakar lite citrus, vanilj och banan? Händer inte sĺ mycket!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fdomig (489) - München, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is fruity, apple. Appearance is cloudy yellow with a frothy white foam. Taste is sweet and light sour. A bit bitter and very nice balanced. Superb.

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