Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2628   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aleszar (18) - - MAR 20, 2014
สีเหลือ& ขุ่นนิด& ฟองเยอะ ปนๆ ไม่ค่อย& หอมสดชื& หอมๆ ขมนิดๆ กลิ่นแอ& เยี่ยม

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Raoulfonz (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
The champagne of beer. gassy but fantastic foreplay. Like a book you can’t put down. Like no other I have tasted to date. New favorite beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Aroma: massive citrus fruits, caramel malts. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus sweets, caramel again, low carbonation. Overall: very nice. Bottle at The Champion, Bayswater.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GBZ59 (977) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa Tulipa amplia de Tripel Karmeliet. Color oro brillante y apariencia cristalina. Espuma blanca, corona muy tupida y persistente. Aromas de levadura Belga, azúcar, herbal intenso, cereal pálido, sutil fenólico y azúcar de caña con trazos cítricos, de vainilla y esteres. La entrada es chispeante con sabores de maltas dulces redondeados por un toque de pimienta y agradable amargor afrutado. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderada aunque vivaz. Paladar aterciopelado, voluptuoso y denso con notas de especias. El ABV se percibe como una agradable y azucarada sensación. Frescor herbal y de pan en el intermedio. Final dulce y prolongado que persiste en el retrogusto afrutado –pera y albaricoque- con toques de vainilla. Refrescante y deliciosa!! 330ml bottle. Tripel Karmeliet large Tulip glass. Bright gold color & clear appearance. White foam, very close & lasting crown. Belgian yeast, sugar, intense herbal, pale cereal, subtle phenolic & cane sugar aromas as well as citric, vanilla & estery hints. Sweet malty & sparkling upfront rounded by spicy touch & gentle fruity bitterness. Medium to full body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Velvet palate, voluptuous & dense with spiced notes. ABV is felt as a kind & sugary heat. Crisp herbal & bready freshness in the middle. Long sweet finish lingers in a fruity aftertaste – peach & apricot- with vanilla touches. Refreshing & delightful!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (92) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Giant white head, clear yellow, pale color. Aromas of warm, crisp yeast, going along with hints of fresh hops and spices. Medium-bodied, defined by yeast, fresh supporting carbonation, and perfect fitting spiciness of cloves, a little pepperiness with citrus peel. Still, this beer is surprisingly refreshing without loosing its decent complexity. Yeast becomes even fluffier, softer as the beer warms up, spices get a little sharper, creating an even more complex body. Spiciness varies between, sweet, sharp, bitter - in that order, leaving a warm feeling in the stomach. Aftertaste is still very smooth, toffeeish, sweet malts, and still spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjarneolesen (3) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Nice fresh beer. Three different grains. Almost like a weissbier but tasty. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (361) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2014
330ml bottle from Tallinn. pale yellow somewhat hazy colour, huge rocky white mostly vanishing head, good lacing. Heavily malty aroma of caramel, grain, vanilla, peach, moderate citrusy hops, pepper and a hint of cloves. Taste is initially quite sweet with a bit of acidity but it nicely gives way quite fast to a bittersweet and slightly sour finish with a hint of alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Quite a solid and pleasant ale, sweetness a bit excessive at first but didn’t stay that long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
androman (183) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy golden color, strong creamy snow-white head, beautyful. Aroma slight citrus and apple, raw vegetable in the nose, flavor is fruity, citrus and apple again, cereal, leaves, leather. Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, also umami and salt which is well noticable but not that disturbing. Alcohol is just present but goes quickly into the brain. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy texture, lively carbonation, fruity finish with some bitterness, refreshing. Interesting but not really my style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
YzaaL (7) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Bière vraiment exceptionnelle, à mon gout l’une des meilleurs bières blondes belges. Dégage beaucoup d’arômes et au prix "abordable"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Vraiment une bonne bière qui rafraîchie les notes de céréales sont parfaite un goût subtil une bière parfaite en somme.

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