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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (368) - - JUL 10, 2015
Light golden colour, with an extremely volatile white head. Aromas of wheat beers, with some fruits, and a touch of floral accompaniment. On the tongue there is light honey, wheat, flowers, some candy, and a moderately bitter finish. Overall, given what I have read about this beer, I was definitely expecting more, but it is nonetheless a decent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sccp1910 (68) - BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Cerveja de coloraçăo turva e dourada. Sabor marcante com amargor na medida certa. Aroma discreto e paladar agradável.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (259) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Spices in aroma, some citrus and hay. Little overflow from the bottle, pours straw colour with rocky white head. Taste is medium dry, very refreshing for such a strong beer. Belgian yeasts dominate, some citrus, grass, hay is also here. Bitterness is low to medium. Overall fabulous tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (301) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle pour at home, light golden pour, sweet aroma, banana taste little sweet, very nice bite at the end. Solid beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (29) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
Beautiful pour with a foamy head, golden color. Aromas of citrus, clove, very Duvel like. Definitely a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oermens (37) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
Grapefruit,floral. Head big bubbles, diminishes . Taste is excellent for a triple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervator (16) - CHILE - JUL 1, 2015
Tripel Karmeliet stand for me as Liquid Gold. Nice Smell, yeasty, but what a perfect look! Its one of the most handsome beers around. The top is just beatiful, perfect, clean, homogeneus and symmetric. Taste is very sophisticated, peach in vodka style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (353) - POLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Biała, trudna do opanowania piana, mimo swej objętości szybko opada do obrączki, barwa bardzo jasna, słomkowa, zamglona. W aromacie troszkę żółtych owoców, przypraw, trawiastego chmielu, kwiatów i mocno wyczuwalna żelazistość, którą niestety potwierdza test skórny. Smak bardzo wyrazisty - lekko słodkie morele połączone z kwaskowym jabłkiem "papierówką", białe wino półsłodkie, jasne winogrona i cierpkie owoce pigwy... Piwo bardzo mocno nagazowane, goryczka praktycznie niewyczuwalna, natomiast w odczuciu szorstkie, na języku odkłada się przeszkadzający osad przypominający drapiący kurz w ciepły wietrzny dzień. Alkohol likierowy, dobrze wkomponowany w całość. Gdyby nie psujący odbiór całości metaliczny zapach piwo byłoby może godne polecenia, choć odbiór przyjemnej ferii estrów zakłóca cierpko-szorstka nuta z determinacją przyklejająca się do języka...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (424) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. A little overflow from the bottle on opening. Pour is crystal clear deep golden with huge bubbly head. Aroma and flavour is those distinct complex ’tripel’ fruity yeast esters (hard to put words to them), somewhat subtle compared to other tripels. Subtle sweetness to start but finishes dry with moderate bitterness and warming alcohol. Very high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Supertrev (102) - CHINA - JUN 25, 2015
Thin head golden beer. Faint aroma. Well hidden alcohol in this beer. Very clean with a nice aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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