Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2700   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.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
The missus loves this. An excellent beer. Spiced/sweet/tart/sour like other tripels but this has definite drink-ability that others can’t match. Serving: Bottle and Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (315) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Slightly hazy, deep golden body with a huge, creamy, white head, fully lasting with nice lacing; high density of tiny bubbles. Moderate malty (grains) and hoppy (orange) aroma, with heavy notes of spices (coriander) and notes of peach and yeast. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character in the finish. Medium body with oily texture; moderate carbonation; moderate-to-heavy alcoholic warming in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. This lovely beer pours a clear yellow with a beautiful white foam that lingers for quite a long time. Aroma is sweet and malty with citrus, clementine and peach constituting a nice fruity presence atop the malty baseline. A spicy yeast presence brings out some more flowery stuff, too. Banana seems to be traceable as well. It is mild on the palate with a well balanced sweetness that remains fresh and lightweight - because of the wheat and oats, I assume - with only a faint hint of bitterness at the end of its lasting finish. Some boozy warmth also finds its way somewhere in the middle, but not in the bad sense! Quite delicious and always a treat to enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilevator (7) - RUSSIA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (21) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Lovely en full of life. Golden colour with huge white top which lasts long. Very rich and friendly aroma. Tastes fresh with some bitterness. Some banana and vanilla hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (89) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Todella iso ja viipyvä vaahto. Iso hapotus, maussa vehnämäisyyttä, pikkaisen kuiva jälkimaku. Suussasulavan pehmeä suutuntuma, alkoholikin on läsnä. Ei ollenkaan huonompi, mutta ei meikäläisen makuun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordDrachen (115) - reggio emilia, ITALY - JUL 1, 2014
Bevuta alla spina questo weekend. Che dire? Tanta roba. Rispetto alla bottiglia è un mondo che ti si apre. Schiuma pannosissima e assalto alla papille da ogni dove. Grandissimo miele, ma mai invadente, sempre sostenuto da una freschezza spiccata e da un buon finale amaro che bilancia. Frutta fresca che si alterna con sentori più da "pasticceria". Nonostante la gradazione importante ne vorresti subito un’altra. Grandiosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (72) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Gelblich-trübes Bier, kleinperliger massiver Schaum. In der Nase Honig, Banane, etwas blumig-fruchtig. Am Gaumen Banane, Süße, Honig, Weizen und leichte BItterkeit im Abgang. Unheimlich erfrischendes und sehr ausfüllendes, nahezu perfektes Mundgefühl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
750ml c&c bottle shared by dmac. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a huge pillowy white head. Aroma is floral, lemons, wheat, honey, and Belgian yeast. Taste of honey, Belgian yeast and candied sugar, and lemons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (107) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Color amarillo intenso, abundante espuma blanca que perdura, finas burbujas, aromas a fruta y levadura belga, en boca es especiada y refrescante, el alcohol está muy bien integrado, amargor casi inexistente dejando un agradable, largo y dulce pos gusto, muy completa y equilibrada cada trago es un placer.

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