Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3034   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Graafmans (21) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Heerlijke Belgische Tripel, bij uitschenken een mooie schuimkraag, die goed stand houdt. Smaak is erg goed, niets op aan te merken

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (259) - HONG KONG - JUN 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Beautiful golden, big creamy head. Sweet and citric aroma, as well as its taste. Well balanced. Booze taste well hidden. A great brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
750mL bottle. Glass is green, which should’ve been a warning that went unheeded. This thing was mildly skunk so it was hard to detect the fruity notes and the sweetness, and all the other stuff that has been praised by other raters. Completely disappointed in this -- and between the price and the option the brewers selected on bottle color, I hold them completely accountable and am rating them thusly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TMK (1) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Not going into all the typical beer details, just on taste alone, this is what a beer should taste like. For me, this is possibly the best beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgundydrinker (7) - - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Sans doute une des bières les plus connues. Une belle robe blonde claire, couronnée d’une mousse énorme et crémeuse, avec une pétillance puissante. Des arômes de céréales, on reconnait tout de suite la présence de froment. Beaucoup d’agrumes et de "sucré" qui rappellent des bonbons et la pâtisserie. En bouche l’alcool est inexistant, étonnant pouyr 8.4%, et le final végétal et moyennement amer vient étayer la surprise, puisque le nez ne suggére pas un tel caractère. Une bière très agréable avec un repas de salades composées et de charcuterie, mais aussi en n’importe quelles circonstances !!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleble (30) - - JUN 7, 2015
Buon aroma molto agrumato, che però non risulta stucchevole, anzi, unito ad una vaniglia insistente, la rende molto particolare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
romolime (92) - - JUN 4, 2015
Questa è una birra buonissima, ha un sapore particolare e abbastanza fruttato. È molto piacevole da bere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drjoeng (187) - - JUN 3, 2015
8.4% ABV Medium head. Nice wheaty with full bodied yeasty nose in the wonderful chalice it is served in. Beautiful mouthfeel. Light and full of lively carbonation with a good stout beery heft worthy of a tripel. The carbonation hides the alcoholic punch of the tripel. Beautiful yellow fading towards amber. Just beautiful. I can’t stop using that word when describing this tripel. Very nice! I think I’m in love! Rare to find a tripel that has the carbonation of a pilsner and the heft of a tripel. Tripels as a general rule are mostly syrupy, constantly reminding you of you of their gravitas. But this is just lovely. All the way to the end when your stomach reminds you that you just had a tripel. Nothing else about the experience other than the heavenly buzz that starts to warmly wrap its tentacles around your pontine cortex and brainstem is characteristic of a tripel. One of the greats in my book. A definite must have after a long day.... The dudes at Brouwerij Bosteels in Buggenhout. Belgium have stumbled on gold if it’s true that they’ve kept to the recipe from the Carmelites from 1679 in the convent in Dendermonde. Three grains are used, oats, wheat and barley. Pure genius results. Near the very top of the Favorites List!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (102) - - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 Great malty and hoppy aroma beautiful golden bit cloudy lot of foam which stays up good flavor malts little bitterness a very good drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
feliponk (11) - CHILE - MAY 31, 2015
Excelente sabor, muy refrescante. en su conjunto es una cerveza completa, una de las mejores de trigo que he probado.

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