Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3255   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big longlasting white head. Swet malty aroma. Sweet malty fruity and yeasty flavor, with some spicy hints. Sweet malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
Finally I got around rating one of my all time favourites. 33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge creamy/crispy slight off-white head. Aroma is orange peel, yeasty and some malt, the combination simply screams out what a true belgian tripel is. Flavour follows the aroma tightly, orange, spice and clear malty flavoured in a mellow malty sweetness. Finish is vaguely bitter but more malty and spiced. Very well balanced and still light. Uncomplicated (but not simple) and wellcrafted balance between the spices, malt and the yeast notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
A fantastic beer. It has a slight aroma of strawberry. A beutiful golden color. It has a slight acidic and fruity sweet flavor, which gives it a great balance. Definitly one of the best beers I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with an off white head. Aroma of spices (especially juniper) and fruits. Powerfull sweet flavour with lots of fruits and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Amber-golden, hazy beer with a nice, frothy head. Very soft mouthfeel. Dominated by the malts (this is a 3-grain beer). Some spiciness and citrusy notes with only a faint, late bitterness. Rather complex and indeed very interesting. 250697

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2006
Bottled. I hereby declare this beer the beer of bad luck 2006. I took the bottle from the cooler, apparently a hell of a strong preassure when opening it, so there’s beer on the floor. Not enough with that, ready to rate the beer, my beerglass suddently decides to break. Oh well. The rest of the beer was rated with very big caution. I even thought "What would Nikki Sixx do?" before I going step by step in rating this one. So it is very champagneish, pale golden colour, lots of carbonation and huge head. Nose is very spicy, acidic fruity and sting of alcohol. Flavour is fruit, wheat, old sour apples, with some spices and other fruits in it. The finish is almost bittery hoppy. A very wellbalanced and wellmade tripel, which in fact can be separated from the masses with a nice full body and pleasant palate. Atleast there was something good about this beer...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (22995) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Golden coloured. Very malty and very complex. Balanced sweetness. Outstanding triple!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big longlasting white head. Swet malty aroma. Sweet malty fruity and yeasty flavor, with some spicy hints. Sweet malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
5th July 2009
Hazy gold beer, thick white head. Dry palate. Rich tangy malt. Spice and a touch of banana. First had this beer some years ago but remember it being better than this. No matter I will always be fond of this beer as one of those that got me properly interested!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20907) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy golden yellow with white head. Aroma of lemons and pears. Lemony, yeasty flavor with bitter hops throughout.

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