Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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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.

criley2's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Just want to make it clear that this beer is fantastic. However compared to other tripels I cant at all understand how its number one. Westmalle and la fin du monde blow it out of the water. Just my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (391) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at home, poured in the beautiful Tripel Karmeliet glass. Big foamy white head on top of a slightly hazy golden ale. Superb Belgian floral and fruity (banana) yeasts with sweet and creamy malts, quite boozy and a light bitterness. Lively carbonation, good body, soft mouthfeel. Great Belgian tripel, in fact my favourite one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
nick87 (2) - - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Slightly bitter after taste, gives a very fresh taste in the mouth, my favorite within its style !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robv (52) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
Complex with a malty aroma. Flowery in the taste, hoppy and bitter in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krisu (1) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
Nice fruity aroma and smooth tasting, despite the rather high alcohol percentage. Keeps a good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (194) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Lovely refreshing ale with a fruity aroma and flavor variety. Notes straw, grass, sweetness and freshness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (24) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Poors cloudy blonde with generous head. Wonderfully well balanced tripel. Strong yet very subtle. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (166) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow, large, fizzy and rather quickly disappearing white head. Medium to strong carbonation and lacing . Floral aroma typical of many Belgians, especially triples. Medium body, taste very much on the sweet side, hoppy element missing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jice (140) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 26, 2015
à servir dans son grand verre tant la mousse est généreuse, aérienne et onctueuse. nez floral et sucre. notes d’agrumes, très douce, légère amertume. Une excellente bière. Une grande bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
An outstanding beer, great citrus and grassy nose, pours pure gold under a lovely head. Complex and fruity, with a hint of hop and a lot of herb and floral elements. Lasts a good long time. Nothing to complain about, this is a great beer. The one bottle I had in Amsterdam in July 2014 was not remarkably different from the several I have enjoyed at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gde (7) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
Note floral au nez. Pas mal de mousse. Le sucre de l’alcool se sent. Couleur dorée. Bouche symparhique plus floral que sucré.

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