Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3052   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5010) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, frothy, collapsing, crystalline white head. Cautious banana and vanilla aroma, hints of banana peel, unripe banana, a touch of apple purée, a strange bitter note of liquorice and bamboo. Taste is moderately sweet, wheaty, slightly alcoholic, hints of banana, a touch of vanilla. Nothing I’d be addicted to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanoBXL (4) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2015 does not count
Une des meilleures bière belge qui vous est donné de pouvoir goûter. Très mousseuse. Pointe d’acidité (citron) et épicée. Un vrai régal pour le palais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Reminds me Schneider’s hefeweizens - taste and looks. Also Finnish sahti looks and tastes similar. This is neither. The yeast gives more complex taste and there is more malts. Despite the high amount of alcohol this is very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (64) - - JUL 20, 2015
Pours unclear light golden with big fizzy white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty with notes of bread and hay. Light hoppy aroma with notes of grass and citrus. Heavy yeast aroma with notes of dough, earth and hint of leather. Notes of cilantro, ginger, vanilla and licorice. Flavour is heavy initial sweetness, light bitter, long dry finish with average to heavy, spicy wooden bitter. Body is medium, palate is watery, carbonation is fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (501) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bardzo fajne piwo. Mocne, wytrawne, z badzo rześkim aromatem i owocowym smakiem (jabłka, cytrusy). Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (523) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Liquide jaune clair légèrement voilé, épais col de mousse poreux qui baisse rapidement. Aucune dentelle. Arôme de citron et d’orange, un peu de poivre et coriandre, le tout sur un fond de clou de girofle. En bouche, goût d’orange léger et citronné. Sucre résiduel juste assez présent. Une finale fruitée où la coriandre et du pain se démarquent. Le clou de girofle titille le palais. Pas très complexe mais efficace. Texture légère, bonne rondeur par le sucre résiduel, légèrement fruitée, taux d’alcool imperceptible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (368) - - JUL 10, 2015
Light golden colour, with an extremely volatile white head. Aromas of wheat beers, with some fruits, and a touch of floral accompaniment. On the tongue there is light honey, wheat, flowers, some candy, and a moderately bitter finish. Overall, given what I have read about this beer, I was definitely expecting more, but it is nonetheless a decent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (68) - BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Cerveja de coloração turva e dourada. Sabor marcante com amargor na medida certa. Aroma discreto e paladar agradável.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (259) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Spices in aroma, some citrus and hay. Little overflow from the bottle, pours straw colour with rocky white head. Taste is medium dry, very refreshing for such a strong beer. Belgian yeasts dominate, some citrus, grass, hay is also here. Bitterness is low to medium. Overall fabulous tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (300) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle pour at home, light golden pour, sweet aroma, banana taste little sweet, very nice bite at the end. Solid beer.

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