Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (60) - - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle 25 cl. Bright white thick dense foam. Hazy Honey golden beer. Fruity nose, elderflower, malt and flower honey. Taste notes of caramel, melon, apples, malt, honey, banana, vanilla, lemon and a strong warming mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jelledebont (39) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Fantastisch bier! Fruitig, mooie gouden kleur, goede schuimkraag... elke slok smaakt naar meer. Misschien wel het beste bier dat ik ken, sowieso de beste tripel. Deze kan ik blijven drinken (en dat doe ik dan ook)...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (232) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a cloudy pale gold with big, weiss-like head. Fruity aroma with loads of citrus, almost like lemonade, also some hay, bananas, brie cheese and a hint of spent matches. The palate is medium-full bodied with much the same notes. Very refreshing except for a touch of boosy heat. The finish is medium length with a touch of acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmaneser (69) - BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Hazy golden yellow beer, good white head. Refreshing aroma of spices, banana, vanilla, citrus. Dry palate, taste is sweet at first, hoppy aftertaste. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimbo2 (49) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Lots and lots of aromas and esters going on. Complex and rewarding. A tad sweet for me. Prefer Westmalle Tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Clear yellow coloured with an off white head. Aroma of spices (especially juniper) and fruits. Powerfull sweet flavour with lots of fruits and spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (438) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with huge thick rocky head. A lot of carbonation. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices, banana, bubblegum, lemon and grasses. Taste is mild to moderate bitterness with moderate sweetness. Very well balanced. Great Belgian yeast and spices taste mixed with citrus flavors, banana, bubblegum, and wheat. Excellent triple. Don't know if I've had any better one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (390) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Clara dourada,límpida,espuma formou um creme estupendo,volumoso e com boa manutenção;aroma de cereais,principalmente o de trigo,ao fundo o lúpulo aparece com um perfume floral e um suave picante;no sabor assim como no aroma o malte do trigo vem a tona inicialmente,seguido de frutas cítricas,notas terrosas e finalizando tal qual o aroma num gostoso e prazeroso picante,corpo médio,boa carbonatação e drinkability,álcool bem inserido,notado apenas na leve parestesia e sensação de calor na boca,refrescante,harmoniosa,ótimo conjunto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (540) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pale golden, hazy, hissing white head. Rich citrus, spicy, yeasty aroma. Refreshing fruity, lemon taste. Lively carbonation, no trace of alcohil. Great tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paladares (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Botella. Color dorado claro. Muy generosa espuma que se mantiene perfectamente con un dedo. Aromas cítricos, florales, cereal... Entrada en boca muy floral. Se aprecia regaliz, plátano, quizá mango... Muy compleja, pero a la vez muy equilibrada. Resulta muy cremosa con un postgusto alcohólico y amargo. Una señora cerveza en todos los sentidos.

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