Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3222   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
droef (140) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
33cl bottle. As mentioned in earlier comments, the aroma of this beer are awesome. It’s also a very smooth drink for a beer containing this mch alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gr_pa (292) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Nice hazy yellow colour, great head, very high carbonation. Aroma: fruity, spicy, yeasty, some hops. Medium body, semi-sweet. Flavour just like aroma. Greatly hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a golden hazy yellow with an huge 4 finger white foaming head. Wildly carbonated. Aromas of flowers, hay, caramel, vanilla, honey, pine, citrus, freshly cut grass, toasted bread. Wonderful tastes of especially GRAIN (3 sorts were used for this beer, namely: oat, barley, and wheat), notes of toasted bread with jam, citrus, grassy hops, caramel, white raisins, honey, pine nuts, fruity notes of banana, oranges and vanilla. Medium body with a creamy, fruity, bittersweet finish. Overall an awesome grainy brew which is nicely complimented by the hops and the fruity yeast. Absolutely love it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigofontana (3) - BRAZIL - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
Esta Tripel é fantástica !! Belíssima cor e formação de espuma !! Ótimo aroma frutado, lembrando damasco !! O sabor acompanha !! Muito foda !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle bought in BC Liquor store. Pours a hazy blonde with a white head. Aroma and taste are very malty, spicy, grainy, with perfumes and flower notes. Very carbonated. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de levures très fruitées et sucrées (agrumes, léger de pommes mûres, notes de bananes), moyen de malt doux (miel et note de sucre bonbon), assez épicé (coriandre, notes de vanille) ainsi que des vapeurs d’alcool doux. Assez ronde en bouche et assez pétillante avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger de bananes et notes de pommes et de poires) et assez épicé (coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût assez malté rappelant le miel, le sucre bonbon puis ensuite vient un goût épicé piquant (léger poivre et clou de girofle) avec une petite amertume de houblon plutôt herbeux entremêlé à une légère chaleur d’alcool doux. Arrière-goût moyen et sec, légèrement amer de houblon et d’alcool doux (et de levure) avec des notes fruités (pelure de bananes et d’agrumes) [notes 2005]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjez (345) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2016
Pours a lovely clear bright gold, with a fizzy fast dissipating head. The aroma is divine - big dominant banana bread, touches of yeast esters, lemon, wheat, vanilla. The taste is very similar, citrus is a bit more pronounced, solid wheat and grain base, a hint of honey, champagne yeast. It’s heaven in the mouth - pillowy and marshmallowy, such gentle carbonation, no alcohol feel, lingering flavour over the tongue and refreshing dryness. Best tripel there is. Fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (465) - - MAR 5, 2016
The aroma on this beer is amazing. Bready, sweet, spicy, and full of clove and juicy fruits. Super aromatic and absolutely delicious. There’s a ton of lemon as well, which cuts through the sweetness and makes it even more complex. Taste is sweet and spicy. Lot’s of clove and peppercorn mixed with lemon, juicy tropical fruit and a bone dry white wine. It’s perfect. Leaves you wanting more sip after sip. This is probably my favorite tripel and definitely try it if you haven’t, it’s so delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (1064) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, klarowne. Piana drobna, wysoka, krótka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Bardzo przyprawowe, nie sposób wymienić ile ich tam jest, a i sam pewnie kilka z niech nie potrafiłbym nazwać. N pewno czuję laski wanilii, pieprz i kolendrę. Owoce to banan i cytryna. W tle czuć karmel oraz zboża.
SMAK: Ponownie sporo przypraw, cytryny i karmelu. Wysokie nasycenie. Alkohol uderza do głowy, ale w smaku dobrze ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Miałem spore oczekiwania, a mimo to nie zawiodłem się. Jest to przykład słodkiego piwa, które pije się z przyjemnością. Ahh te przyprawy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linkiewitz (84) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Aromat: dojrzałe (przejrzałe) owoce (banany), kolendra, spora alkoholowość. Wygląd: mętne złoto, z momentalnie opadającą pianą. Smak: Mnóstwo estrów - przyprawy (goździki, piernik), owoce (banany), trochę wanilii na posmaku (wraz z delikatną słodyczą). Piwo bardzo dobre, jednak przez cały czas degustacji przeszkadza zbyt wysokie wysycenie.

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