Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.

umich03jm's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours a clear light orange color with a huge frothy, bubbly head that slowly fades. Big and very unique aroma. Getting lots of black pepper, lemons, and vanilla mixed with hints of banana and other light fruit. Taste is very spicy and potent, lots of banana, lemons, wheat and black pepper. The dry finish cuts through the spiciness well to provide some balance. A bit of peppery heat in the finish too. Very unique beer and I really like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermaris (31) - - MAY 3, 2015
Thick and creamy cap. Golden colour. Good aroma. Perfect taste, rich palete with long aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (9) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
golden beer , wheat, great balance, some citrus, banana , coriander , this is a top ten beer ,have a glass ready when pouring:-)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (36) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2015
Gran sabor herbaceo y bonita etiqueta. Ingerida mientras jugababa kings bounty dark side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (42) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Dorata chiara, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bella schiuma svanita quasi del tutto in poco tempo. Forte aroma speziato e chiara distinzione dei lieviti caratteristici di uno spumante, alcol e malto, note citriche. Al palato lievi note di banana e citriche, spezie, piacevolmente dolce e nota alcolica sul finale. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione medio-alta. Elegante.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferryman72 (33) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle into the tulip-glass that followed. Wow. Beautiful, frothy, long lasting head. Strong, almost unpleasant aroma. (I said "almost") of good yeast and banana. Surprisingly mild but excellent taste. Citrus, herbs, alcohol, banana... The list goes on. Short palate but that?s a good thing, after everything it initially gives you. I could drink this every day. Among my top 5 beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wiedrzensky (178) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2015
On tap at "na 7. schode", Zilina. Clear golden with big white head, persistent, leaves lacing. Sweet malty aroma with belgian yeast, butter, grass, caramel, lot of herbs and hints of orange peel. Taste is malty sweet, caramel, fruity, orange peel with just hints of bittery. Full body, creamy texture, beautifully ballanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingaugusta (17) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours blonde with a big white head and a sharp, spicy nose with touches of floral and fruit. Flavor is the most balanced tripel I’ve had to date, with bitter citrus, coriander and modest hops perfectly matching up to the Belgian sugars and bready-fruity malt base. Warm but not boozy. Very strongly carbonated. About as good as beers get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 28, 2015
Yellow amber, pours a heavy white head. Sweet citrus, oat and caramel aroma Taste of alkohol, banana, sweet caramel and sightly bitterness. nice finish. fizzy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (136) - PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2015
Hazy golden color. Nice white head, that is persistent till the end. Medium to low carbonation, full bodied, rounded and creamy. Aroma is very complex, plums, strawberry, orange peel, passion fruit (?), yeast... and more that I couldn’t understand. Taste is sweet, malt, plums, dried grapes, bread and somehow spicy... don’t know for sure if cloves or pepper... Aftertaste is sweet and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1171) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Malt, spices, citrus, wheat, banana, vanilla and clove.

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