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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snowdog140 (42) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
A very strong aroma sets the tone, hints of fruit in there to go with a beautiful golden colour and small amount of head. Taste is more of the same, strong and complex, there’s mild fruity hints but some more spicy ones as well, almost a bit bitter, but a beer you’ll want to keep drinking purely to work it out a bit more.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YantarCoast (202) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 14, 2014
330ml bottle from a local grocery store in Moscow. Pours cloudy lemon yellow with a big creamy head. Aroma is banana, vanilla, coriander, lemon. Fruity and spicy taste. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (26) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 330cc bought from the local drink shop. Beautiful pale and hazy with a nice creamy and persistent head. Full body with lively carbonation. Good balanced taste, floral/fruty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trystan148 (28) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2014
De très bons arômes, mais je dois dire que je m'attendais à un goût en bouche plus prononcé!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (339) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle sample. A bit hazy light yellow with big white head, quite fizzy. Sweetish fruity aroma (grapefruit, some citrus), floral, hay, candy. Very sweet flavor, fruity (grapefruit, pear), candy, floral, light hoppy bitterness, wheat notes, sweet-sour finish. Light carbonation, Medium-bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cimbasso (234) - - NOV 11, 2014
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Slightly hazy golden colour with a thick, white, foamy head. Very well carbonated. Pronounced aromas of ripe bananas, vanilla and coriander. Very full, sweet taste with complex flavours of bananas and spices. Intense creaminess from the oats used in the brewing process, plus a lightness from the wheat. Very full mouth taste and plenty of alcoholic strength. Some citrus flavours, and a complex, fruity finish. A really good abbey beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (175) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2014
De color entre amarillo oro y cobre, con una buena capa de espuma blanca de media retención y que deja encaje. De aromas suaves y a la vez complejos. Afrutada y especiada. Platano, albaricoque y algo de naranja. Clavo y levadura. Algo de cereal y hierba del lúpulo. Bastante gasificada y cuerpo medio. En boca también muy equilibrada. Dulce y maltosa, cremosa. Y sigue la fruta y las especias. Alcohol bien integrado.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (233) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Very good and excels in most areas but the heavy carbonation keeps it from being perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (235) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Connotata dal colore dorato pallido, presenta schiuma abbondante e bianca, persistente data dall’alta briosità conferita dall’uso sapiente del frumento e dell’avena. Al corpo si sente chiaro il sentore di pane, ben luppolata ma non amara, ha un retrogusto quasi dolce

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Excellent beer... Nice thick head, pleasant complex flavor profile. That’s a fruity beer! A beautiful sweetness to counter the high alcohol perfect for an autumn Another world class Belgian beer


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