Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3283   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (349) - AUSTRIA - MAR 4, 2010
33cl bottle: Light orange colour with a bright white head. The aroma is really interesting, muscat grapes and lemons with a hint of acidity from the high carbonation. Delicate honey-like sweetness on the palate, flavours of alcohol (prunes) and spicy hops. Subtle yeast character, pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pringao_Toribi (349) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
The most delicious cereal beer Belgium has to offer, is exactly like liquid recently baked multicereal bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
- gold-gelb trübe Farbe mit sehr guter Schaumbildung - intensive Aromen nach Harz, Pinie, einiger leichten Honigsüße und Gewürzen - Carbonisierung eine Spur zu hoch bzw. brausig - die Gewürze im Antrunk sind so vielfältig, dass es einem schwer fällt sie auseinander zu halten - nach einer gewissen Zeit setzt sich die Pinie dann aber durch - im Abgang zeigt sich dann noch eine schöne Hopfenbitternis Fazit: Sehr vielschichtiges und würziges Bier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbarella (348) - - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle. Good artwork. Pours cloudy yellow with medium white head. Wheat aroma with notes of lemon. The taste is amazing! A bit roasty, caramelly, lemony, and just the right amount of sweetness. The 8.4% vol are not detectible at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2007
In a blind tripel tasting with NachlamSie and BossHossBikes. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is full of awesome spicy notes, and some sweet juicy fruits. Flavor is very much the same, a very nice spicy/fruit dance leads to a finish that is only mildly warm, but mostly dry. Tripels are amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClaudeB04 (345) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 20, 2013
My favourite triple, a permanent guest to my cellar. Nice head, lasts quite some time if well poured ,which I do not always manage :-( ... Nose malty and yeast, some discreet gras / flower. First sip reveals a strong taste where in my opinion malt and yeast a perfetly balanced. Quite often I find the yeast too strong in triples, but here it is just perfect. Second sip hints at some fruit, finish is not too strong which makes it a dangerously drinkable beer ;-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is very nice indeed, I see why it is so highly rated. 750 ml. bottle poured into a large wine glass. Beautiful pour of deep gold with a copious white head that leaves artistic lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy, with lemon, banana, and orange blossoms standing out along with hay and bread aromas. The taste really hits you with the tart citrus, mostly lemon, and complex Belgian yeast bouquet. Dry and somewhat sour, yet well balanced. Very refreshing, rich, and complex, with the right amount of alcohol presence. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and slightly sour and bittersweet finish. Has a nice grain presence in the nose and mouthfeel to balance the fruitiness and the sour. Probably the best Belgian tripel I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (345) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
33 cl bottle 8.4% abv. Pale yellow golden colour with huge head. Fruity citric aroma. Taste is fruity with medium bitternes, alcoholic is noticeable. A grest wheat triple!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (345) - - APR 17, 2015
Lovely Belgian beer, lovely aroma and taste.......................................

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
In a bottle from the LCBO, in my Karmeliet tulip. Pours a clear orange hay colour with a huge amount of head that dissipates quickly and a whole lot of active carbonation. Smell is heavenly, lots of sweet yeasty caramel with a bit of wheat and maybe a bit of honey as well. Palate is medium bodied with a whole lot of carbonation, works surprisingly well. Taste is great, sweet at first but with a nice balance of slight bitterness that rounds out the taste. The aftertaste is sweet but not cloyingly so. An excellent beer that I would have all the time if I could.

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