Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (115) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Beautifully hidden alcohol. It poured hazy straw, the aroma was a little fruity wheat with hints of banana and some spices. Nicely thick but with high carbonation. Palate is pretty awesome. Overall it’s an extremely enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Hazy and yellow. Aroma is yeast, sweet fruits and malt. Some spice in the taste, mixed in with sweet fruits once more. Something seems off with the balance but I can’t figure out what. A pretty mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big white head of foam. Aroma of wheat and grassy grains. Taste is slightly tart and effervescent with wheat and grass flavors. Some hints of banana. It finishes somewhat dry and loses the sweetness. Not as refreshing as I thought it would be. Still pretty enjoyable except for the dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (389) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
Flaska Cambrinus, Brygge. Halmgul med luftig vit skumkrona. Doft av skumbanan och knäck. Mediumsöt, frisk kropp. Smak av skumbanan, citrus, örter och peppar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (128) - - JUN 23, 2016
0.33l bottle. Bright golden with large white head. Plenty of lacing. Yeasty and citrus-like aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1693) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear golden with a creamy, white head. Aroma has wheat, belgian yeast, vanilla, light citrus, grain, dry spices, floral, light floral hops as well.. Taste is sweet, vanilla, light for the abv, light hoppy finish. High carb, smooth body. Balanced and nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
monkenboy (2) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016 does not count
awesome slightly fruity taste with a hint of caramel. Finds the perfect balance between the fruit flavours and dryness. Perfect summer beer :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cistercienzer (17) - - JUN 12, 2016
What a pleasant surprise! Didn’t discover this until recently. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (290) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
Glas van de tap. Goudgeel helder bier met stevig wit schuim. Aroma is fruitig met een vleugje banaan. In de smaak komt de banaan duidelijk naar boven. Smaak ebt snel weg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (278) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear golden colour with a big creamy white head which leaves lacing. Aroma of banana, caramel, citrus, malt, spices. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a soft bitter finish. Notes of coriander, spices, malts, yeast, banana, citrus. Sticky texture, medium bodied with lively carbonation.

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