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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2794   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (480) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma is wit-yeast, banana, caramel and spicy alcohol. Full palate. Aftertaste is wheat, banana, caramel and spicy alcohol. Overall: expected a tripel, but got an imperial wit. Nice stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"green bottle...a little skunky. luckily i just had it on tap so i know what it was supposed to taste like...but i’ll have to average the score and knock it for the skunk. aroma and flavor lighter and fruitier tham most tripels, especially the aroma. bright and vibrant. one of my favorite tripels, even slightly skunked. bottle 4...tap 4.4...4.2-3 overall."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milo91hd (128) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottiglia, colore arancio velato con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, al naso salta subito l’odore del malto e vari aromi floreali. Anche in bocca non cambia molto, forse un po troppo carbonata, comunque davvero buona

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (653) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Guess I’ve never rated this. Cloudy golden pour, with loads of fizzy white head. Aroma is soft citrus, fruity esters, honey and a bit of buttery sweetness. Taste is, lemon citrus, fizzy carbonation, spices, with some light bitterness, and a lingering buttery lemon finish. Solid for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (139) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Couleur jaune trouble; mousse blanche abondante; arômes et goût fruités et épicés; très gazeuse; les 8,4% d’alcool se font très discrets; finale un peu (trop) sucrée

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monchito_IPA (150) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
Deliciosa triple belga. Rubia, espuma Perfecta, abundante, densa, persistente, blanca. En el aroma hay cereal, cítrico, especias, vainilla, fruta, alcohol. El sabor es afrutado, dulce pero con una ligera acidez y final amargo en el que se nota el lúpulo. Una de mis birras favoritas, muy compleja pero agradable a todos los paladares y además baratísima.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (49) - - SEP 26, 2014
Robe dorée et mousse crémeuse. Arômes fruités d'agrumes et notes vanillées. Saveurs de céréales, de houblon, légères notes fruitées

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (295) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Blonde relativement pale, haut col de mousse bulleuse. Nez fleuri et fruité : banane, abricot, bonbon (arlequin). Bouche sur la levure : banane et le malt. Alcool un peu présent et bière trop sucrée. Forte carbonation, faible amertume. Bonne bière mais qui a trop un côté bonbon ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (55) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bright golden colour. Hazy liquid with creamy white foam. Aroma of vanilla, banana, citrus and caramel. Some alcoholic bitterness. Medium-bodied, creamy texture and lively carbonation. I enjoyed drinking this very much! A unique experience. Caution when you open the bottle. This beer is alive!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
Delicious beer wit a malty vanilla taste that is smooth and not bitter. Easy drinking with high alcohol content but no bite. Great beer.


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