Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2958   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Super malty tasty tripel. Has quite a bread thing going on but in a good way. Not as refreshing as I would like for a Tripel but perfectly pleasant nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (135) - 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 (1157) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Malt, spices, citrus, wheat, banana, vanilla and clove.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. One of those beers I’ve had so many times I automatically think I’ve rated it already, but haven’t. Pours hazy gold with vibrant bubbly head. A blossoming aroma of yeast & sweet spice. Taste is spicy, a touch grainy with hints of vanilla, banana & caramel and a soft bitter finish. Truly one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (466) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 20, 2015
330 mml bottle tasted several times, last one on 19/04/2015. Hazy yellow colour with a big bubbly white head. Aroma of malts, alcohol and yeast. Taste is very grainy with presence of fresh fruits, yeast and hints of alcohol. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justone7 (9) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Huge foamy white head that lasts surprisingly long, aroma of banana and citrus, taste of citrus and vanilla. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (280) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Droop, Bristol via SouthWest Drinks (tried day after delivery). BBE 23/02/17. Rich obvious banana aroma with some vanilla and light clove. Slightly sulphurous wheat like smell and subtle green freshness. Gusher. Slightly cloudy very pale yellow with a super long lasting white head. Flavour is very wheaty with sulphur overtones, noticeable alcohol blended with a rich almost wine-like equivalence in beer, if such a thing can blend. Honey like. Not quite as ’creamy’ as promised, possibly overcarbonated slightly but very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (172) - - APR 17, 2015
Lovely Belgian beer, lovely aroma and taste.......................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (133) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Big white head with very good retention. Hazy golden colour. Aroma is malty, spicy, citrus and fruity. Taste is coriander seeds, fruits (banana, citrus), some alcohol presence, clove hints and peppery finish. High carbonation and dry aftertaste. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
A nice Belgian ale, with several light fruit hints and a nice smooth aftertaste. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
SaintBonchien (9) - Sonceboz, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
J’ai vraiment détesté ! Elle est assez jolie, certes, mais autant au nez qu’à la bouche, on dirait du produit de vaisselle. Plus jamais.

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