Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2983   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbarella (349) - - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle. Good artwork. Pours cloudy yellow with medium white head. Wheat aroma with notes of lemon. The taste is amazing! A bit roasty, caramelly, lemony, and just the right amount of sweetness. The 8.4% vol are not detectible at all!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tometclo (48) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Jolie mousse couleur Or pale de nombreuses bulles l alcool se découvre en final. Bout. 33 cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (415) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow with really fantastic creamy head that just keeps growing. Aroma is surprisingly light with citrusy fruits, slight grassiness, Really nice tight carbonation. Flavors are banana, earthy hops (not very bitter though), slight vanilla/nuttiness. This is really pleasant, probably one of the best tripels I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1118) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 23/5/2015. Pours a very ligjht golden with a big white head. The aroma is bready, fruity (especially banana), spicy and yeasty. Take a sip and it’s very sweet and fruity, with lots of citrus fruit, banana, vanilla, clove and white bread. There’s the unmistakable presence of Belgian yeast and a gentle bitterness at the back. Has a creamy texture and very lively carbonation (perhaps just a touch too much). This is a refreshing yet quite complex and impressive brew. Deserving of its big rep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (83) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Very nice little brew. Big and bold in flavor with a spiciness that is deceptive. I get some banana, some wheat, some vanilla, some toffee, and some lemony character. Likes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (71) - spain, - MAY 20, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Color: Karmeliet Triple es amarillo oscuro. Espuma: Gran cantidad de espuma cremosa - Sabor: Predomina las notas a malta. Es una cerveza con cuerpo. La fruta persiste en el sabor y finaliza con un amargor equilibrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (17) - - MAY 18, 2015
Enorm lekker fris biertje. Fruitig karakter en licht afdronk. Super bij zomers weer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with off-white creamy large head, vanilla and citrus aroma, medium carbonation, slightly tangy vanilla dominated lemon peel taste, long finish. Very smooth and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (12) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore dorato, schiuma abbondante ed abbastanza duratura. Al naso è fantastica, aroma di banana, note di vaniglia, in generale fruttata ed invogliante. Gusto che richiama l’aroma, supportato da una carbonatazione esuberante. Dolce, con l’alcol che "riscalda" sul finale. Una tripel splendida e poco altro da aggiungere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haterd (52) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Echt lekker, fris trippel dat je toch best lekker neerhaalt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
An interesting tripel which is lighter bodied than many others. Poured into a Stella glass (like the glass, at least) with a big, big head. Obviously bottle fermented, as the carbonation was lively as well, spiraling the bubbles upward. Hazy pale yellow and with a flavor that does justice both to the yeasty, spicy fruitiness of the tripel as well as to the 3 grains used in the mash. Sweet, then dry finish and I’m pretty certain that some hops were involved in the brewing process as well. This bottle was a bit more expensive than many another tripel, but it is a damn good one.

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