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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2850   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle Pour - from Chan’s Wine World, Destin, FL - Used proper glassware (from the 4pack/glass gift set). Beautiful fluffy white head atop a golden body. Very nice lacing about the glass. Aromas of pear, spices, and grains. First sip (nicely chilled) quite lively and full mouth-feel. Very creamy texture with a slight bit of alcohol finish. Flavors of fruits and hops. My only problem was the first bottle that I opened - the beer simply "Attacked" me and half was wasted before it hit the glass. Quite delicious, refreshing, and enjoyable. Cheers!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (472) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2014
Nice triple with a citrus flavor of orange and lemon along with some spicy flavors, a hint of coriander. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatrickvanL (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Fresh soft beer, not to mutch bitter. Easy drinken. Nice to enjoy. Lemon hint.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (16) - - DEC 26, 2014
Decent unique tripel. Beautiful in color and overall appearance and aroma. Reminds me alot of white beer in flavor. I personally prefer several other tripels, and this is one i enjoy 1 but wouldnt drink more than 1 in a sitting. Overall a great beer but not my fav for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured into a goblet out of a green 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy two finger white head. Excellent head retention as is appropriate for the style with some decent lacing. Very spicy aroma with lemon peel, coriander, and bread. Some honey and orange also sneaking in. Very nice. The flavor is loaded with orange and lemon peel along with more coriander. A very nice bready malt backbone and absolutely perfect for the style. Fluffy mouthfeel thanks to the abundant carbonation and a little sticky on the finish. Overall, an excellent Triple that hits every mark for the style. This is up there with the best as I can’t really find any flaws here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjonesy07 (13) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
A very enjoyable Belgian beer with a sweet aroma as well as the initial taste. Pours well with a good head a golden slightly cloudy appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (365) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
0,33 bottle consumed in Kosovo. Very close to the expire date, not sure if it is in the best shape. Pours pale golden, slightly cloudy with a medium white head. Nose: long time I have not had one. Just WOW! Very floral, orange peel, semi-hidden yeast, Indian spices. Mouth: a bit flatter carbonation compared to a regular (young) tripel, less dry, more malts feel, spicy enough. Not the usual Karmeliet I remember but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (781) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle Aroma-grass, bread, Appearance-pale, clear, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
Clear golden color, white head that lasts. Aroma of sweet grains, wheat, citrus zest, tangerine, very coriander forward but not in a harsh or bad way. Not much yeasty-esters. Flavor is sweet-ish but balanced by the high carbonation, some white fruits, honey, coriander again, citrus, malt sweetness, some floral notes too. Very nice and intense aroma all the way. Finish is dry-ish, so it’s got a nice drinkability, high to very high carbonation. Beautiful brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a lofty, loose white head. The smell is bread, toasted malt, yeast, spice, fruit. The taste is spice, year, fruit, bread ending dry and spicy. Medium in body with fairly active and coarse carbonation. Pretty tray stuff though of course the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
330ml Bottle in Blackfriars, Glasgow (£4.95):
This one was a really nice Belgian ale from the start, much as I’ve come to expect from beers hailing from the country. Tripel Karmeliet was quite a spicy offering with a very lively and well-carbonated feel to it that proved highly enjoyable and every drinkable. Whilst I wouldn’t rank it as one of my favourites in the style it was definitely one worth trying and proved to be a fairly good example of the style.


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