Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3103   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.

paulvanpelt's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulvanpelt (425) - Reusel, - JAN 3, 2013
Troebel goud bier met dikke, witte schuimkraag. Levendig CO2. Mooi complex van aroma en smaak. Pittig, citrus, hop, graan, vanille. Smaak gaat van zoet naar bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1246) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Gold with slight haze. Huge head that slowly dissipated. Banana yeast character with light citrus fruit. Tasty and light with high carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ROSE1962 (131) - POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Barwa jasna mętna, piana biała, drobne pęcherzyki, utrzymuje się do końca. W aromacie nuty przyprawowe, bananowe, cytrusowe. W smaku słodowe, czuć nuty cytrusowe, przyprawowe. Nie czuć alkoholu, piwo bardzo pijalne i mimo, że bardzo złożone w smaku to jest delikatne w odbiorze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hamilton_w (21) - - NOV 14, 2015
With the aroma of wheat beer. High carbonation. Sweet and a bit citrus taste. Very nice tripel for a refreshement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Gyllengul öl med lätt dimmighet. Vitt , bra skum. Doft av hö, citrus och en kryddig jästighet. Detsamma i smaken. Balanserad, smakrik och lättdrucken för sin typ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (314) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2015
0.75l bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma of chestnut, spices, grass, orange peel and yeast. Taste is bitter and little sweet and sour with some alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (292) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2015
Clear golden color with medium white head. Wheat and barley with spicey notes. Taste is sweet with medium/full body. Like some bubblegum, nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cronkshonk (6) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
I just love this beer. If served nice and cold and on an empty stomach gives a great spacey rush. Really hard to find near me but that’s probably for the best as I would no doubt over indulge and become tired of it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OnlyRogueAngel (32) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2015
Pours like sunshine, with a creamy head, aroma is sour barley, hop and yeast. It tastes of wheat and barley with vanilla and a sharp lemon twist, although it’s smooth and creamy in the mouth, leaving a sour wheat, yeast and bitter banana (?) aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2015
sampled at a beer tasting - pours golden with white head. Aroma - cloves/banana; Taste - cloves/yeast/banana - very highly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SangreSani (295) - Głowienka, POLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Yellow beer with tall white head. Wonderful aroma of spices, especially basil. Noticeable notes of tropical fruits and hops. Both bitterness and maltiness are on the same medium level.. Taste is very well balanced. High carbonation, medium body. The oily texture, slightly pinching on tounge because of carbonation.

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