Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3210   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccubaka (28) - LATVIA - FEB 26, 2016
Great beer, taste and scent is wonderful. Really light ,even though it has quite the kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubmal (132) - POLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma of spices, hops and fruits. Taste is spicy, dry, with hoppy and a little boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bearinlondon (19) - Greenwich, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Nice lager like look with white head and nice golden colour. Smell of grain with not much hops. Grain taste that is mildly cured meat like but mild. Slightly bitter but mellow after taste .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChewyBeer (232) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 17, 2016
Poured bright clear with great fluffy head Medium mouthful with high carbonation Taste: light banana, Belgium yeast Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1382) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur jaune doré pâle translucide, mousse blanche meringuée éternelle laissant une magnifique dentelle. Arôme de malt, céréales, floral, côté sucré voir vanillé. Goût de malt, sucré, gâteau des anges, fine amertume. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pressboxjoe (383) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2016
750ml bottle poured into Chimay goblet (Tripel Karmeliet glass has been ordered). Served at refrigerator temp, which was too cold. At the start, had a mild, mildly honey sweet flavor with a fizzy lightness, almost like a spontaneously fermented beer without the sourness. Which is strange to think back on, really, because as it warmed, this beer bloomed into a full-bodied, yet delightfully crisp apple pear orange Belgian ale. Me, I would brew all beer with some combination of wheat and oats. Yeah, it’s the top rated beer in the style, but somehow I had not had it before. And a wine bottle costs $12 or less. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingogringo (10) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2016
Ljus Trippel. Lätt arom med banan. Lagom kolsyra, bubblig. Frisk måttligt söt smak med främst banan men även lätt ton av citrus. Även karamelltoner. Högre alkoholhalt men välbalanserad. Mycket god, rekommenderas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenco (49) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - FEB 13, 2016
33cl bottle from booze shop. Good Belgian tripel. High alcohol but balanced. Can drink this forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueGaljoen (70) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2016
Jolie Triple d’Abbaye Très belle étiquette et très beau verre : ça compte ... Belle couleur De vrais arômes de céréales Gout très marqué Alcool présent mais bien équilibré Très belle bière de dégustation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shanshiro (9) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Mi belga favorita sin duda, una cerveza con 3 tipos de grano diferentes y más de 8 grados de alcohold pero perfectamente equilibrada. Una birra única.

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