Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2760   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (441) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
750ml green corked and caged bottle, label featuring a drawing of monks working on a field, poured into a Duvel Tulip. Appearance is cloudy straw colored with a huge thick beige head with good retention, that left some lacing on the glass when reduced. Aroma of banana, herbs, pears and a hint of lemon zest. Flavours of banana, spices, herbs, lemon zest and wheat bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, thick soft texture, lively carbonation. An outstanding Abbey Tripel, very flavorful and complex with notable herb and spice notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice light fruity aroma. Clear golden colour with too much head. Nice light and fruity up front with robust finish. Light body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jonny_mel (1) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
I think this has to be my all time favourite, absolutely love it. Could drink this all night, very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
vrpardo (4) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Cerveza floral muy gustosa en paladar.contundente al pasar,justa de gas muy sabrosa y se notan los 4 tipos de trigo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (66) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours a golden straw colour with a good finger of soapy white head, very reminiscent of Duvel or Hoegaarden. Big cereal malt character to the aroma, sprinkled with notes of coriander, banana, citrus and some cheesy yeast. Taste takes on a very cereal-y character as well, strongly reminiscent of creamy porridge or rice pudding, behind which are notes of honey, caramel, vanilla, what might be some spices and a tiny yet noticeable citrus edge. Definitely not overly sweet despite the lack of a bitter aftertaste. Palate is pretty exceptional; very full body combining with the oily texture and creamy taste makes for a delightful mouth feel, with just a little bit of carbonation adding some addition texture. A most impressive brew that takes everything good about the likes of Hoegaarden and turns it up to 11!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Timvim (86) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
On bottle @ GH nation (student pub), Uppsala, Sweden 20140730. Clear golden with huge head. Aroma of fruity hops and phenols. Taste is almond, phenols, spices, wheat. Creamy mouthfeel. Almost like a strong wit. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pomko (198) - UKRAINE - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy golden color , nice white head. Floral, spicy aroma with notes of belgian yeast. Rich taste of belgian yeast , citrus , malt and spices. Moderate bitterness . Good hidden alcohol. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (132) - - JUL 28, 2014
33cl flesje of van de tap, zeer vaak gedronken op verschillende plekken Alcoholpercentage van 8,4% Uitgeschonken in het originele glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dikke witte schuimkraag Smaak: fruitig (sinaasappel), romig, koriander, zoet, weinig bitter Conclusie: 1 van mijn favoriete tripels, 1 van de bieren waardoor mijn interesse in speciaalbieren flink werd aangewakkerd destijds. Heerlijke combinatie van smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (240) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bouteille de 330ml de blonde. Arome d’agrumes et notes fleural. Au gout c’est beaucoup plus intéressant on a une explosion de saveur avec une belle effervescence. Très bonne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1063) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
.33l bottle from Alko Arkadia Pours couly yellow with stiff white high head. Aroma is alcohol, floral, fruits, dried fruits, fruity hops. Flavor is alcohol, malts, floral, hops caramel notes, light bread notes.

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