Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2819   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.

BigHoss' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Golden yellow with a large white head. I smell yeast, bread, and light fruits. I taste banana, sweet white bread, fruits, and malt. Just wonderful!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Clear blond, giant head. Aroma is very fruity en fresh. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet, with a light touch of iron.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obe83 (39) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
quando nn si sente l alta gradazione di una birra per me è un pregio enorme! birra giallo paglierino con schiuma abbondante di media persistenza. Al naso forti note maltate e frutta a pasta bianca. In bocca un corpo di notevole consistenza fa ritrovare una perfetta dolcezza mai stucchevole riconducibile anch essa ai frutti a pasta bianca. solo a fine beva si sente la nota etilica portata dall alta gradazione. unico difetto per questa tipologia di birra....un filo troppo gassata!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aloureiro (3) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Simplesmente a melhor de todas as cervejas. Equilibrada, saborosa, gostosa, harmoniza com vários pratos nota 1.000

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredward (2) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Rich and sweet with excellent flavor. More flavorful as it breathes. Goes great with anything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rreinis (7) - Jurmala, LATVIA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
330 ml bottle. light yellow coor, long standing white head, very fruity beer. too much CO2 for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camoes (178) - PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 08:58. AROMA: complex aroma with notes of orange and coriander, mixed with spices and a sweet background. very faint hop notes. APPEARANCE: gold color and hazy. large white head with below average retention. poor lacing. TASTE: mix of flavours of spice, oranges and coriander. low bitterness leading into a sweet finish. low alcohol presence. PALATE: medium body with a slight creaminess from alcohol with no obvious warming sensation. high carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting 8and delicious) variation of a belgian tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (20) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
One of my favorite tripels! Yeasty, strong but light and really refreshing. Beautiful light color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rein242 (9) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Flesje 33cl, een tripel met subtiele mout/Citrus smaak en bijna geen bitter in de nasmaak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (57) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Licht troebelig bier met ruime schuimkraag. Citrus in neus en mond, aangename afdronk. Echte tripel!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (294) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Clear golden ale with a frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, spiced citrus and banana. Taste is crisp and bright, spicy alcohol and tangy sweetness. Over carbonated for me, nice alcohol warmth though. Lovely beer.

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