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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2842   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2308) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Clear yellow in appearance. Nice lively carbonation. Cheddar cheese and wheat aroma. Nice wheaty taste. A touch of spice. Very good. Goes down easy. Pleasant.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1704) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a lofty, loose white head. The smell is bread, toasted malt, yeast, spice, fruit. The taste is spice, year, fruit, bread ending dry and spicy. Medium in body with fairly active and coarse carbonation. Pretty tray stuff though of course the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (999) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
330ml Bottle in Blackfriars, Glasgow (£4.95):
This one was a really nice Belgian ale from the start, much as I’ve come to expect from beers hailing from the country. Tripel Karmeliet was quite a spicy offering with a very lively and well-carbonated feel to it that proved highly enjoyable and every drinkable. Whilst I wouldn’t rank it as one of my favourites in the style it was definitely one worth trying and proved to be a fairly good example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
I might just be adding to the noise, but here’s my take on this. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing arranging itself nicely around the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet iced apple with a light citrus bitterness and then a light clove to even things out a bit. The taste was mainly sweet but carried a nice crisp spice to it through the clove. There’s a slight sticky sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing. I say this was good. Overall, I say that this was a pretty good tripel that I would have again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2014
33CL bottle from waitrose pours a pale yellow with a white head that lasts Aroma is sweet grain with citrus Taste is sweet with bitter and fruit and a long dry bitter finish by a long way the best beer ,made by this brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Belle blonde dorée, puissante et ronde, de beaux arômes équilibrés entre sucre, houblon et fruité. Très bonne bière apéritive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (599) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Flasche (33 cl) von Getränkefeinkost Berlin. - Helles Goldgelb, leicht trüb; gewaltige Schaumkrone. - Unverkennbare Nase mit Kandis, Hefe und etwas Anis. - Im Antrunk füllige hefige Süße mit Kandis, blasse Frucht (Dosenpfirsich), künstlich wirkende Bonbonsüße. Etwas Lebkuchengewürz, Anis, Orangeat; leicht marzipanbitter. Mild rezent; samtiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang schwache Bittere mit Orangenschale und Orangeat. Etwas leerer Nachtrunk. - Tripel Karmeliet ist immer noch so bonbonsüß wie ich es in Erinnerung hatte. Ab und zu ganz nett, aber auf Dauer ist diese Süße schwer erträglich.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregus (292) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Butelka; barwa złota lekko zamglona. Piana bujna. Aromat owocowy, cytrynowy, skórki cytrynowej, przyprawowy, gumy balonowej, drożdzy belgijskich. Bardzo rześki. W smaku owocowe, cytrynowe, przyprawowe, lekko alkoholowe. Bardzo odświeżające i rześkie dzieki wysokiemy wysyceniu. Pije się błyskawicznie.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (238) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle @De Tolly Joogipood. Pours pale yellow with big white head. Aroma is malty,yeasty,fruity. Taste is medium sweet, some honey, some spicyness, cinnamon,alcohol,watery.High carbonation. I dont like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
didierlewallon (146) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Cerveza de color dorado con una espuma muy cremosa. Aroma a la cascara de naranja, levadura y las maltas. Sabor a naranja y especias, es dulce, afrutado y picante, con una amargura débil. Una tripel muy equilibrada, el final es suave y agradable. Cerveza muy buena con mucho cuerpo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2014
golden / yellow clear and shiny color. lots of carbonation, fizzy white head. smells fruity of lemon, yeasty, grassy. full body. tastes fruity of red berries, good carbonation, fizzy on the tongue, subtle bitterness. sparkly and fruity on the finish.


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