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


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RATINGS: 3294   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Pours hazy golden yellow with a massive white head. Soft malty body with bread, esters, banana... Mild bitterness, drinks below it’s ABV. Great tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (1336) - BELARUS - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle traded from YantarCoast. Thanks. Pours straw yellow with big dense white head which stays for long. Thick lacing there is. The aroma reveals massive spicy yeast, wheat, corn & some fruit. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Malty & yeasty taste. White bread, spices, slight alcoholic touch, corn. Light bitterness appears at ending. Strangely I’m getting a feel of an well-muscled witbier drinking this. A good beer. Still I can’t get why it’s considered to be the best Tripel of Belgian origin. I’ve had a few more interesting examples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Flaska bishops Örebro. Halmgul och disig kulör. Doft av jäst, koriander, gröna bananer och säd. Liknande i smak. Viss sömta i eftersmak utan märkvärd beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MustangMarkF (246) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Certainly one of the best triples around. Pours a slight orangey somewhat hazy body but has a lovely clean taste with hints of fruit and spice on the finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (462) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy light yellow with a huge white head that lasts. Nose is vanilla, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Taste follows, with a hint of banana. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (386) - - JUL 14, 2016
On draught at Cafe Benelux, Milwaukee. Appearance: slightly hazy deep golden, with a thick frothy white head that lingers with brilliant lacing. Aroma: A fruity burst of pear and banana, with some sweet lemony/ orange rind and apple. Taste: Strong, sweet wheaty maltiness, with strong Belgian yeast esters of clove, pear, and light banana. A touch of light pepper shows up on the backside, followed by a light bitterness just enough to prevent the beer from being cloyingly sweet. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a light creaminess and moderately high carbonation. A touch of alcohol warmth. Finish: Lingering spicy clove, per, and banana esters. Overall: A truly world class beer, with a brilliant showcase of fruity Belgian yeast esters. Complex apple, pear, banana, and clove aroma and flavors throughout, all while hiding the true strength of the beer. Also, can’t underestimate the beautiful, long lasting head that displays wonderful lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuPadania (6) - Cologno Monzese, ITALY - JUL 13, 2016 does not count
Davvero fantastica, aroma fruttato, schiuma densa e cremosa, gusto leggermente amarognolo con sentori di vaniglia, cereali e banana. Stupenda!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deadponyo (15) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2016
Excellente bière qui était faite en happy hour dans un bar où j’allais tout le temps. Éc?urante en trop grande quantité elle est parfaite pour un apéritif. En plus de ça, le verre est très beau.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (225) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 No he probado demasiadas triples pero puedo asegurar (no solo en base a mi gusto, también en base a lo que opinan las pocas personas de las cuales he leído opiniones) que es una de las mejores. No diré la mejor. No me gusta hacer ese tipo de apreciaciones con nada. No me gusta comparar alegremente. Solo digo: cuando la viertes en copa, el aroma es profundo, no conlleva esfuerzo identificar nada. La capa de espuma (imagino que debido a la carbonatación es gruesa y apetecible, de un blanco tan puro como el de la nieve recién caída. Uno puede ver las burbujitas que suben y suben y quedarse prendado de tal efecto. Ocurre en muchas cervezas, pero no ocurre de la misma manera que en la Tripel Karmeliet. Al primer trago, la explosión en la lengua es más que evidente. Cuesta saborear, porque hay demasiado que saborear. Uno puede beberse dos Tripel Karmeliet seguidas (cuidado, gran porcentaje de alcohol) y seguir pensando: no he captado ni un 50% de lo que hay en esta botella. La recomendaría demasiado. Mi amor por esta cerveza es más que evidente y quizá no sea del todo objetivo. No me importa, cada uno posee sus gustos y este gusto mío es demasiado placentero como para andar haciendo concesiones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (336) - POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Piwo w kolorze pomaranczowo-slomkowym, klarowne z obfita efektowna piana. W aromacie typowe drozdze, slodkie owoce i przyprawy. Czuc lekko kolendre i banany. W smaku cytrusy, kwiaty i pszenica. Pol slodkie ze srednim wysyceniem, bardzo gladkie i pijalne. Alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Obowiazkowa pozycja do sprawdzenia wsrod belgijskich piw.

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