Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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 19/20
Urrkhest (11) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottled 0,33 and from tap. An amazing mix of abbey style ale, belgian white wheat and farmhouse ale. Golden colour, with a long foam, coriander and a bit banana smell, nice swetness but after the first taste, the alcohol remember you for the 8.4%, but in a balance with malty, yeasty taste. One of the best belgian beers I can find in Hungary, in my motherland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with large creamy white head. Aroma is bread, banana, and vanilla. Medium body. Large bread taste that quickly moves to a lingering bitter taste. Not the worst beer, but much better abbey tripel styles are available. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ohpooratlas (42) - USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle pour. Golden with a white fluffy head with good lacing. Malty bready aroma with hints of floral. Initially sweet, but progresses to bitter quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Case (212) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with big head. Nose is fruits and spice. Taste is slightly sweet, bananas, clove, loads of coriander that dominates the palate. Very heavy spice mix, anise, caraway, licorice. Weird taste and not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (67) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a grain collor yellow (slightly hazy), very, very generous foam head. I like the way the carbonation from the bottom tries to find its way to the top of the beer, really pretty. Smells like vanille infused citrus, touch of wheat and grains (fresh). Strong sweet kick to begin with, followed by a boozy kick (lingers a little bit in the back of the mouth), then the taste of sweet oats slowly sets in followed by a touch of sourness. Aftertaste is slightly creamy. Note: had it from draft as well, not as nice in my opinion. Flavours are much less distinct and the beer even becomes a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (441) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
375 from Brewer’s Haven.. Probably an old bottle from looking at the dust on it... Poured tonight into my CC Teku.. great off white head... okay lacing. Light spicy/yet heavier clovey .. not enough fruity ester notes.. I really remember loving this one.. Should probably find time for the smaller bottles when I can. Top Shelf Tripel..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godfather50 (43) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Provided by J. Halket & drank with RD. This is a sensational beer! Pours to a rich head with a tingling foam. High carbonation works perfectly in the champagne bottle. Aroma of vanilla and zesty alcohol with sweet malt taste and a twist of bitter lemon. This beer has more of everything yet served with a good chill it slips down leaving you wanting much more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
richc1983 (14) - - MAY 17, 2014
Couldnt believe the head that poured out of this bottle, very floral and citrusy. Not much of a finish, nosr is better than the taste, but still pretty damn good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (49) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Very light golden. Highly carbonated with huge white head. Aroma of citrus, raspberry, redcurrant. Slightly sour. Better as it heated up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cinctus (161) - - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden colour, with a thick frothy head. Gorgeous complex and hoppy aroma, matching its fruity and flowery flavour.

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