Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (230) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -Hazy bright golden with a big foamy white head with decent head retension -crazy carbonation visible S: -Honey,Bubble gum,banana,oats,spices,slight lemon notes T: -honey,banana,lemon,slightly grassy,finish bready with vanilla F: high carbonation,alcohol fairly noticeable,creamy,full-bodied O: Fantastic aside from the fairly noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (94) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2015
Foam: nice very big voluminous frothy white. Colour: hazy gold. Aroma: flowery, hoppy, malty, strawberry, banana, vanilla, yeast. Taste: nectarines, pears, lemon zest, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter, lively carbonation, rose, honey, coriander, ginger, nice dry finish, awesome beer worth to try for more times.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tometclo (69) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Jolie mousse couleur Or pale de nombreuses bulles l alcool se découvre en final. Bout. 33 cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (434) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow with really fantastic creamy head that just keeps growing. Aroma is surprisingly light with citrusy fruits, slight grassiness, Really nice tight carbonation. Flavors are banana, earthy hops (not very bitter though), slight vanilla/nuttiness. This is really pleasant, probably one of the best tripels I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1138) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 23/5/2015. Pours a very ligjht golden with a big white head. The aroma is bready, fruity (especially banana), spicy and yeasty. Take a sip and it’s very sweet and fruity, with lots of citrus fruit, banana, vanilla, clove and white bread. There’s the unmistakable presence of Belgian yeast and a gentle bitterness at the back. Has a creamy texture and very lively carbonation (perhaps just a touch too much). This is a refreshing yet quite complex and impressive brew. Deserving of its big rep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (96) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Very nice little brew. Big and bold in flavor with a spiciness that is deceptive. I get some banana, some wheat, some vanilla, some toffee, and some lemony character. Likes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (79) - spain, - MAY 20, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Color: Karmeliet Triple es amarillo oscuro. Espuma: Gran cantidad de espuma cremosa - Sabor: Predomina las notas a malta. Es una cerveza con cuerpo. La fruta persiste en el sabor y finaliza con un amargor equilibrado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (45) - - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Enorm lekker fris biertje. Fruitig karakter en licht afdronk. Super bij zomers weer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1312) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with off-white creamy large head, vanilla and citrus aroma, medium carbonation, slightly tangy vanilla dominated lemon peel taste, long finish. Very smooth and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (38) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore dorato, schiuma abbondante ed abbastanza duratura. Al naso è fantastica, aroma di banana, note di vaniglia, in generale fruttata ed invogliante. Gusto che richiama l’aroma, supportato da una carbonatazione esuberante. Dolce, con l’alcol che "riscalda" sul finale. Una tripel splendida e poco altro da aggiungere.

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