Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with friend Alex. Pours out a bright enticing golden hue and produces a thick head. Aromas of fruits yeasts and spices. Tastes light for the level of alcohol smooth and lively on the tongue. Finishes smooth with a pleasant lingering belgium yeast taste. This ay make it to my top 10 tripels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (482) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
Alcohol, banana, hay, citrus, golden, hazy, white, medium sweet, light bitter, full body, Nice finish, bitter.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lazareena (1) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
Caramel, cereal, floral, butterscotch, bubblegum, leaves, basement aromas, rotten eggs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Pours cludy yellow with a massive fluffy white head. Aroma is bananas and cloves as is common with Belgian yeast with biscuits and porridge scents. A nice crisp beer, vanilla and banana flavours to the front with a strong bitterness and a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (323) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2015
75cl bottle. Malty aroma with some clovers, grassy. Thick taste, sweet, some nicely noticeable but low bitterness. Still, something is not quite right for me, feels like a blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (500) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is candy, malt and biscueit. Taste is malt, caramel and bread

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonBlok (14) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale with white foam. Aroma: clove, caramel, floral, herbs. Taste: little sweet, nice bitterness. Clove notes, caramel, floral. Texture is with sparkly, lively carbonation and a long finish with notes of malt. One of my favorites

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puren (258) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Prezentacja: jasnozłote, zmętnione, piana obfita, drobna, trwała, piękna koronka;
Aromat: silny pomarańczowy, kolendra, banany, goździki;
Odczucie: ciało średnie do wysokiego, wysoko nasycone, ale gładkie, nie czuć alkoholu;
Smak: pomarańcze, przejrzałe banany i jakiś dziwny jakby słodki drewniany, dębowy posmak przechodzący w landrynki;
Ogólnie: niezwykłe piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Un nez minéral, frais et plein de grains. En bouche, c'est très bien balancé, petit goût de banane, sucré à souhait. Une finale douce, fruité et soyeuse. Vraiment bon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2933) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap tonight at the distributor showdown at Cask and Vine. Dark golden color big white head. Rich bready fruity maltiness with some peppery clove phenols to balance. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1511) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a golden color, fairly clear, topped with lots of white frothy head that slowly settles down. Malty aroma, wheaty and fruity notes. Mildly yeasty. Taste sweet and malty, yeasty with some fruity notes. Mild bitterness. Not a fan of this style, so a bit biased review, but not bad.

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