Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2716   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2009
Great beer. Had some from the tap at Rattle n Hum. A nice, sweet malt aroma with notes of fruit. Flavor is also sweet, and powerful, an admirable blend of spice and alcohol. Finish is smooth and pleasant, with a warming mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Clear golden with large lasting head. Yeasty and malty aroma with peach, flowers and orange peel. Sweet flavor with flowers, peach, oranges with a mild dry and bitter finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a beautiful slightly hazy bright golden colour with a very lively fizzy short lived head. Nice sweet fruity alco aroma. Good filling champagne mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and fruity with wheat, some spices, good maltiness and some yeast. Sweet fruity yeasty finish. Superb brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, banana, malt, spices. Flavour is fruit, malt, citrus, banana, spices, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: Light golden coloured with a medium head. A bit spicy in the aroma. Can't quite read it, but a little sweetish and yeasty. Flavour is sweet and spicy and wellrounded. Has a smooth pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 This golden beer has a head that is incredibly huge, firm and lasting and it leaves a nice lace. The aroma is fruity and the mouth feel is nice an oily. The flavour is slightly sweet with notes of freshly baked bread, coriander and a nice citrus bitterness, that closes the ball in a nice way. A really, really delicious tripel - my favourite tripel, I think...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2004
Golden/honey color, white head. Aroma from yeast, fruit, malt and some honey. Flavor is malty, mild at first, some floral touches. Turns spicy after a while. Finish is bitter and fruity. Complex and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10023) - 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.

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