Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2957   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Great pour...super thick white head that wants to stick around. Clings to the glass for dear life! Absolutely clear golden with tremendous carbonation. Aroma of fruit, earthy, alcohols, musty, and malts. Taste is mild for a tripel, but extremely well balanced. Malts are subtle. Medium bodied appropriate for style, and a nice sweetness to counter-balance the 8% ABV. Tasted from the bottle @ 68F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
sweet honeydew aroma. refreshingly sweet, with the taste of apple, honey, and a pleasantly warm and slightly dry finish. a delicate beer that is easy to appreciate. rather dainty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RD400F (218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Beer in Chimay glass...the pour tests your patience. Aroma: Strong orange peel, coriander, very floral, cloves, citrusy and grassy. Appearance: Hazy bright yellow with a fluffy white head which reminds me of the puffy clouds seen on that picture perfect sunny day. Taste: Sweet and sour citrus fruits, wheat, quite hoppy....kinda like taking Westmalle Tripel and Schneider Hefe and blending them together. Palate: Pretty crisp and refreshing. Drier than I remember from the first rating. Carbonation is fantastic. Overall: Amazingly complex and better than I remember. Good beer, gotta clone this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZodiacM (218) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Mijn favoriete abdij-tripel. Een troebel geel bier met een creme-kleurige kraag. Het eerste wat opvalt als je het bier ruikt is citrus en hop. In de mond proef je citrus en banaan, de laatste zorgt voor het wat zoete karakter van het bier, die ik verder wil omschrijven als fris zuur-zoet. De afdronk is licht bitter en blijft heerlijk lang in de mond hangen. Naar mijn bescheiden mening een topper onder de Belgische bieren, vandaar het hoge cijfer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrianWillum (217) - København S., DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle: Great aroma of citrus and fruity hops. Beer is yellow with a thick head, disappears after a while. Taste is a great a balance between sweet and bitter and still pretty fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cloudy, light golden color with a nice head. Aside from the extreme sweetness, I detected lemons, bananas, and apples. Very soapy mouthfeel that I did not enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianHR (217) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
En sød blomstret duft, men også let bitter duft af humle. En lys gul farve med god skum. En dejlig sød smag. Karamelsmagen som man finder ved mange tripler. I sammenspil med en blomstersmag. Karbonationen er fin. Øllet prikker let på tungen og vækker smagsløgene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (217) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle from St.Veronus. Huge foamy head on top a hazy gold body. Peach on the nose, minimal yeasty funk is present. Some bread is on the nose. Medium amounts of bitterness in an abrupt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Notes of peach, orange, coriander, rose and yeast. Bubbly. Slightly tart. Mild bitterness with a short sustain. The nose has a faint skunkiness which disappears after a few minutes. A little more delicate than I prefer, but still very nice. Reminds me of a La Chouffe, but not quite as intense in flavor or aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (216) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2014
De color entre amarillo oro y cobre, con una buena capa de espuma blanca de media retención y que deja encaje. De aromas suaves y a la vez complejos. Afrutada y especiada. Platano, albaricoque y algo de naranja. Clavo y levadura. Algo de cereal y hierba del lúpulo. Bastante gasificada y cuerpo medio. En boca también muy equilibrada. Dulce y maltosa, cremosa. Y sigue la fruta y las especias. Alcohol bien integrado.

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