Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3057   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petibear (53) - - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 hazy yellow in appearance, with frothy later creamy and steady head, light fruity aroma. sweeter, lighter bitterness (or sourness?), longer sweeter finish. stronger, but still refreshing. different to the likes of leffe (blond). perhaps the best Belgian beer you can buy even in supermarkets

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopkikker (20) - Lommel, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
Cloudy strawyellow with firm white head. Fruity nose with citrus and herbs. Medium bitter, dry aftertaste, heavy on the stomach. Fruity and alcoholic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fL0 (10) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
Golden Colour and white head. Taste is malty, fruity with citrus. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
___Steve___ (11) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Pleasing aroma, green wood, pine sawdust. Clear straw pour thick diffusive cream head. Bubbly carbination, such an easy and approachable taste for a high gravity beer. Sweet like a wheat beer orange citrus definitely not too fruity or acidic. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1542) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at Flor de Llupol. Golden colour with white head. Honey, malt, fruity aroma. Sweet, honey, malt, fruity taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinn93 (54) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very clean-looking Belgian tripel with citrus and vanilla aroma. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (128) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 28, 2015
Di colore oro chiaro, velato; forma un generoso cappello di schiuma bianca, fine, cremosa e molto persistente. Al naso frumento ed un bel bouquet derivante dei lieviti usati con sentori di banana, agrumi, spezie e vaniglia. Corpo medio, carbonatazione piuttosto elevata. Dolce in bocca, con malto e frutta (soprattutto banana), riesce comunque ad essere molto secca, regalando un gradevole finale abboccato dove emerge una leggera nota di malto tostato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cthulhu (398) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Just found some ancient incomplete notes with numerical values.Going to try again and update.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1085) - , Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
need to drink again old notes; was hoping for more - banana, creaminess, light, Belgian, yadda

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (336) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
09/08/2015 @home – 33cl bottle from a gift Clear dark yellow beer with big white head. Aroma is citrus, grains, yeast. Taste is grains, hay, fruity, a bit sweet; lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (538) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Murky golden with a minimal head. Earthy aromas of citrus, Belgianm Yeast. Medium to robust bodie with moderate carbonation. Strong Belgian flavor with a strong finish. Sweet with low bitterness. Standard Belgian Ale.

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