Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3230   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Tap. Orange straw color, with thin to no head. Astringent florals and subtle peppery anise spices stood out from the usual Belgian sweetness to say hello.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgiamatei (317) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2011
TOP - cerveja especial. Aroma excelente, frutado e com traços de alcool. Coloração alaranjada e espuma ambar cremosa e de boa formação. Forte. Frutada. Bastante complexa. Traços de alcool bem ancaixado. Densa e cremosa. Bebi no ano novo de 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Draft. Pours a light amber with a huge white fizzy head that left good lacing. The arome is very fruity, maybe some apple, banana, some citrus. The flavor was excellent. Belgian spices, citrus, with a touch of hops. Simply excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 5, 2008
750 ml bottle. Poured a golden straw color with a fluffy white head that lasted the entire way. Sweet, slightly malty aroma with a hint of caramel. Biscuit malt flavor with a bit of cider and fruity esters thrown in for good measure a long with a hint of hop bitterness and alcohol. Although noticable, the alcohol flavors were not overpowering. Excellent mouthfeel made this a really fine, complex ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (315) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow, large, fizzy and rather quickly disappearing white head. Medium to strong carbonation and lacing . Floral aroma typical of many Belgians, especially triples. Medium body, taste very much on the sweet side, hoppy element missing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Tap at Sunset. Really enjoyed the rich fruity and spicy notes in the aroma. Taste did not keep these notes up though and kind of died on me. Ok though overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Light tripel - tasty and drinkable. Belgian yeast, cereal, alight hay, mild coriander spice. Smells like an Interesting pilsner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
On Tap. Small head. Medium carbonation. Clear golden color. Good structure in mouth. Nice citrus and caramel taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2003
nice frothy head with a light sweet fruity aroma. Clear light golden body. Citrusy flavor with abundant spiciness. Subdued but evident. A great refreshing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Golden amber, dense and big white head. Powdery aroma of orange, pollen, with herbal notes, icing sugar, banana in the finish. These components all blend together in the flavor department with an added touch of light acidity to it. Why did I only buy three bottles? WHY?!?!?!?

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