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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured into a Chimay chalice from a 750. Straw yellow color with a good inch of white foam. Smell is wheat with a little lemon, not overwhelming. Taste is very smooth and balanced. Nothing really jumps out at me. A little citrus maybe. No alcohol taste which is pretty outstanding for a 8.5 ABV. Nice carbonation. Great medium palate. Overall this is a great, easy drinking beer.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (852) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Golden orange body with a small white head. Vanilla, apple, pear, and lightly caramelized sugar make up most of the aroma. There is s touch of ethanol in there as well. The flavor is nice and sweet upfront. It also adds some orange and citrus notes as well as some spice on the finish. Silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, an finishes slightly sweet. Great tripel, love the yeast profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (3) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Large frothy white head, pale gold colour, slightly hazy. Aroma of fruit, wheat, yeast, very fresh. Medium sweet and bubbly, and again, fresh taste. Very enjoyable, strong but fresh and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djbans (2) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Perfecta ademas es la unica que conozco que lleva tres granos. Exquisita la recomiendo 100%

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (237) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2014
From 0.33l bottle. Pours nice hazy pale straw liquid, huge white frothy head, Aroma: Beautiful Belgian ester notes, grapes, wheat, banana, marshmallow, very fresh, very promising, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, crispy, wheat notes, fruity esters, interesting fruity bitterness, spicy notes, Palate: light body, sticky texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long bitter finish. Overall: very good, get better with rising temperature, fruity, spicy, bitter :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. In the perfect glass as expected from this solid beer place. Light golden. Very limited head but it stays around. Aroma has that Belgian yeast presence. Tart fruit. Refreshing taste with a citrus and sweetness balancing some bitter notes. Wheat characteristics but not overwhelming. Fantastic finish. A really enjoyable Belgian option.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Gulbrun litt tåkete med høyt hvitt skum. Honning, gjær og malt. Champagne fornemmelse i smak og mye kullsyre også. Sitrus lett bitter og noe krydder.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een van de betere tripels die er bestaan in België, ik vind het een goed bier.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qulment (10) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Living in Belgium, and enjoy this beer every time I drink it. Golden, a bit fruity, but not too much. Very good aftertaste. Just a beer everyone likes and enjoys to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoorr (63) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours pale gold with a big white persistent head Aroma is citrusy, banana and yeasty notes. Taste is black cherry with hints of banana and some bitterness in the aftertaste; bitter quickly diminishes leaving place to sweetness that persists a little longer in the palate. Medium body and medium to high carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, light honey colour with billowing white head that laces strongly. Subdued aromas of banana, bread yeast, wheat, some citrus based hops, malt, vanilla and alcohol. Delicious and complex flavours of banana, tropical fruits and sweet malts, interplaying with alcohol, vanilla and spicy hops to clean the palate. Rich and luscious mouthfeel that finishes light due to the hops. Magnificent beer.


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