Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2761   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qulment (19) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Living in Belgium, and enjoy this beer every time I drink it. Golden, a bit fruity, but not too much. Very good aftertaste. Just a beer everyone likes and enjoys to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoorr (63) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours pale gold with a big white persistent head Aroma is citrusy, banana and yeasty notes. Taste is black cherry with hints of banana and some bitterness in the aftertaste; bitter quickly diminishes leaving place to sweetness that persists a little longer in the palate. Medium body and medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, light honey colour with billowing white head that laces strongly. Subdued aromas of banana, bread yeast, wheat, some citrus based hops, malt, vanilla and alcohol. Delicious and complex flavours of banana, tropical fruits and sweet malts, interplaying with alcohol, vanilla and spicy hops to clean the palate. Rich and luscious mouthfeel that finishes light due to the hops. Magnificent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtu71 (61) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. High, ivory, big-bubbled, medium-lasting head. Some lace. Hazy yellow. Very floral, hoppy aroma. Strong, citric, spicy, müsli-like taste. Earthy robustness. Crispy, dry palate. Fresh, vivid, complex. Excellent balance. Roasty aftertaste lingers in the mouth for a looooong time. Wonderfull trip for all senses. Perfect! Thank you, this is a beer to live for.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollerton (36) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
One of my favourite tripels, prefect balance and very fresh taste and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
33 cl bottle 8.4% abv. Pale yellow golden colour with huge head. Fruity citric aroma. Taste is fruity with medium bitternes, alcoholic is noticeable. A grest wheat triple!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eastwood (16) - - AUG 9, 2014
Cerveza riquisima. Belga. Para un gran y amplio público. Por su rico sabor y a su vez ligera en trago es la preferida tanto de cerveceros experimentados como de neófitos en la materia. Tiene mucho gas lo q hace q al servirla en copa espume en abundancia. Rubia con buen sabor. Q sorprenderá a los q aún no la conocen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from bro (jamestulloch). Pours a light yellow with a nice white head which lasts. A nice wee spicy Belgian aroma with lemongrass coming through. A nice smooth taste with again lemongrass and slight vanilla hints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
330 no. R8 :Man I had this again after a few years on a shit hot afternoon , it was more soulful and fflavoursome than I recall b4. A very soft palate, with a kinda perfume like feature...spice. wheat. fruit of orange green apple. bubblegum a really clean, dry ,almost dirty rural bitterness.This is a pretty classy brew. More delicate and drinkable than many triples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (303) - SERBIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Samo Pivo Belgrade.Pour it yellow wheat color with big white creamy head.Thanks Matt for try it again in Pivopija.Taste totally Belgium.Aroma of Citrus, yeast, wheat and vanilla.Great.

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