Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3153) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 26, 2006
330ml brown bottle. Golden honeyish colour, large airy white head. Fruity and slight citrusy aroma - notes of orange peels, light alcohol and some spice. Flavour is sweet, notes of banana, citrus and sweet malt. Orangey finish with trace alcohol, Some yeast and wheaty dryness. Medium body, fine prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenco (44) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - FEB 13, 2016
33cl bottle from booze shop. Good Belgian tripel. High alcohol but balanced. Can drink this forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueGaljoen (17) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2016
Jolie Triple d’Abbaye Très belle étiquette et très beau verre : ça compte ... Belle couleur De vrais arômes de céréales Gout très marqué Alcool présent mais bien équilibré Très belle bière de dégustation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shanshiro (7) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Mi belga favorita sin duda, una cerveza con 3 tipos de grano diferentes y más de 8 grados de alcohold pero perfectamente equilibrada. Una birra única.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luengus (43) - - FEB 11, 2016
Large frothy white lasting head with cloudy yellow body. Hay hops and heavy resin and citrus hops. Fill oily body with lively carbonation. Long duration flavor moderately sweet, acidic and acidic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CzechTex (22) - - FEB 11, 2016
from a bottle: nice light golden color, small head dispersed quickly, almost no lacing. Wonderful aroma, definite banana overtone, spicy. Immediately a favorite and one I look forward to drinking again. Drinking this type of beer will make it increasing more difficult to drink lesser brews...don´t say you weren´t forewarned....highly recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tenval (21) - FRANCE - FEB 8, 2016
Smells like bananas and citrus. Looks golden and clear. Tastes like citrus, malt. Softly sweet/bitter/sour. Lightly bitter/sour finish. Good tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrracuda (37) - AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2016
Intense short lasting head, light golden colour, spicy phenolics, banana, citrus fruit. High carbonation, creamy, caramell, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (787) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2016
golden liquid with minimal head. aroma of banana, citrus, vanilla, cowslip. Taste is yeasty, spicy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardeo (34) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 Au fût. Couleur jaune clair. Mousse peu abondante. Arômes de fruits. Bouche, d’abord bien fraiche puis de nombreuses goûts fruités : citron, banane, raisin, ananas ... Arrière bouche moyennement longue avec peu d’amertume. Bonne triple sans arrière-pensée de génial/beer ! Je goûterai en bouteille pour comparaison !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kriddie (4) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
This is the best of old Belgium/Kempen brewing traditions in a bottle of glass. Refreshing, a bit spicy, wheats, dry, a tad of lemon. Long-lasting aftertaste. Among the very best of European beers.

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