Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Golden body with a medium white head. Spicy (pepper and mint)and sweet apple aroma. Flavor is delicious -- peach, spicy, flowery. Alcohol noticeable but not overwhelming. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11918) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a huge frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with fizzy carbonation. Heavy bitter sweet flavor with and average finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Cloudy yellow beer with a thick, lasting white head. Fresh aroma with lemon, coriander, fruits and honey. Lemon and candy flavour with a hint of alcohol. Big almost oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 750ml bottle-pours a big white head and yellow gold color. Aroma is dry, spice, grassy/lemon. Taste is smooth, dry, spice, grassy/lemon, yeasty. Some Euroskunk. Good effervescence. 3.4 *110124- on tap-pours a retaining white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, yeast. Taste is sweet light malt-bready, some grassy hops, yeast. 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11496) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle 0,33 L. Frothy white excellent head. Yellow cloudy colour. Lots of citrusaroma. Powerfull tripel taste. Long finish. Very nice palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
A superb tripel. A nice white head and a lemony flavour that is perfectly complemented by a hoppy feel and a warm palate from the wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11412) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
very nice aroma, sweet fruity bitterness from alcohol takes my rating down, but it’s a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2003
Bottle Conditioned. Golden cloudy beer with yeasty beige head. Plenty of cereal in a pleasant way, nicely spiced like an apple pie with cloves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
A beautiful golden amber ale with a super thick white head. A sweet brown sugar and honey aroma, a bit oxidized, with berries and vanilla. In mouth, a sweet vanilla malt with coriander, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. This bottle is BB17/11/06 and was tasted Dec. 6 2008, so 2 years pasted its prime. Signs of ageing. Sweetness comes out more intense with the Swedish Farmers cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11148) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2003 Yeasty, sweet taste , very fruity (orange, mango, banana). I also found coreander. Bit tart. Very nice beer, very easy to drink, but a bit too sweet.Re-rate: wow, what an aroma. Chalk, sweet grapes and citrus. Sweet, very fruity (grapes, mango, citrus) and yet herbal flavor. Some tartness and alcohol. Lovely beer, full of aroma and flavor. I had to boost the rating a bit.

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