Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2760   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2002
The nose is instantly hit with a cascade of flavours with citrus, spices, oats, and apples. The flavours on the palate is rich and full with a big fluffy head that hangs around the whole drink. This beer is a gem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Had this at thanksgiving and the cork voluntarily poped out after i screwed off the wire and it ended up all over the place. This is a frothy one that should be poured slowly. The taste is bitter sweet (sorry for the cliche).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2009
Pours a lighltly hazy golzen yellow with a average white head. Malty sweet aroma. Hint of alcohol. Taste is heavy on the spice. Little bit of citrus. Good flavored beer. Fizzy carbnonation. Kind of like champagne.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Aroma: Citrusy and hoppy Appearance: Clear golden body. 1 finger of white head with small bubbles which has a poor retention. Minimal lacing. Taste: Yeasty&fruity. Highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (159) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 A very well balanced fruity, yet fresh, triple beer. Actually quite easygoing considering the ABV. Great balance. Only the carbonation is quite heavy, could be a little smoother in that area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle Eulogy Tavern in Olde City Philadelphia- Pours a Amberish coloring with sweet floral aromas and tastes were of noticable fruits and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
really nice beer! Golden, sweet, fruity and acidic. Only slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Drank at JK Odonells. Absolutely delicious with a bold finsih if smooth yeast and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2013
Pours bright golden with white head. Aroma is malts, yeast, spices. Taste is the same with nice alcohol warmth at the end. Very spicy, very malty, medium body, well balanced. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 from bottle. hazy yellow/golden colour with a huge white, frothy head. grainy and fruity aroma, somehow reminding me of soap. quite low carbonation, medium body and a kind of oily texture. the beer has a lot of fruit and grain flavours , but again, there is this kind of weird soapiness to it. quite good beer but cant drink more than one bottle of it due to the soapiness.

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