Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2746   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours a golden straw colour with a good finger of soapy white head, very reminiscent of Duvel or Hoegaarden. Big cereal malt character to the aroma, sprinkled with notes of coriander, banana, citrus and some cheesy yeast. Taste takes on a very cereal-y character as well, strongly reminiscent of creamy porridge or rice pudding, behind which are notes of honey, caramel, vanilla, what might be some spices and a tiny yet noticeable citrus edge. Definitely not overly sweet despite the lack of a bitter aftertaste. Palate is pretty exceptional; very full body combining with the oily texture and creamy taste makes for a delightful mouth feel, with just a little bit of carbonation adding some addition texture. A most impressive brew that takes everything good about the likes of Hoegaarden and turns it up to 11!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Timvim (80) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
On bottle @ GH nation (student pub), Uppsala, Sweden 20140730. Clear golden with huge head. Aroma of fruity hops and phenols. Taste is almond, phenols, spices, wheat. Creamy mouthfeel. Almost like a strong wit. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pomko (195) - UKRAINE - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy golden color , nice white head. Floral, spicy aroma with notes of belgian yeast. Rich taste of belgian yeast , citrus , malt and spices. Moderate bitterness . Good hidden alcohol. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (109) - - JUL 28, 2014
33cl flesje of van de tap, zeer vaak gedronken op verschillende plekken Alcoholpercentage van 8,4% Uitgeschonken in het originele glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dikke witte schuimkraag Smaak: fruitig (sinaasappel), romig, koriander, zoet, weinig bitter Conclusie: 1 van mijn favoriete tripels, 1 van de bieren waardoor mijn interesse in speciaalbieren flink werd aangewakkerd destijds. Heerlijke combinatie van smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bouteille de 330ml de blonde. Arome d’agrumes et notes fleural. Au gout c’est beaucoup plus intéressant on a une explosion de saveur avec une belle effervescence. Très bonne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1051) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
.33l bottle from Alko Arkadia Pours couly yellow with stiff white high head. Aroma is alcohol, floral, fruits, dried fruits, fruity hops. Flavor is alcohol, malts, floral, hops caramel notes, light bread notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chromeotaphor (23) - Grevenbicht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Overweldigend presentatie in het glas prachtige dikke schuimkraag die lang blijft, koolzuur gaat tekeer als een storm in het glas. Tarwe, gerst en haver fel aanwezig in de smaak. Zacht van smaak met fruitige hinten van citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Jaune, voilée, généreuse en mousse blanche. Nez floral, sucré et de levure. Goût d’agrumes, sucré, d’épices chaudes, amer et fruité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (599) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy, pale yellow. Huge, frothy, white head. Sparkling carb. Fruity aroma, citrus and banana. Flavour is sweet, coriander and clove. Finish has alcohol and citrus and is quite dry. Creamy yet light mouthfeel. Very, very nice. This is my 500th rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle with Kate. Clear golden-yellow with a large frothy white head. Aroma is estery with lemon, banana, and notes of wheat and clove. Flavour is light malt, lemon, wheat, yeast. Lively carbonation, dry. Only moderately sweet. Refreshing and complex; a great beer.

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