Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2744   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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   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 Chans 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (175) - CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a hazy straw yellow with two fingers of fluffy white head gradually diminishing to a thin skim, with sticky lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, wheat, banana, bubblegum, and vanilla. Taste is light, sweet and mildly bitter, with wheat and fruit notes, and slightly spicy. Medium to light body and a sticky, off-dry warming finish. Very nice Belgian Abbey Tripel. Balanced sweetness and a nice bright character with a pleasant lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarab (23) - - AUG 24, 2014
Probably the best abbey tripel in the world. Nice, golden, hazy beer with the aroma of vanilla, banana and spices. Alcohol nicely hidden. Great white head. I highly reccomend this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (77) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Heerlijke tripel. Mooie grootte schuimkraag, heerlijke tonen van karamel. Ruikt ook erg naar karamel. Toppertje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
2bira (1) - TURKEY - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Pours light hazy golden with one finger quick dissepearing white head. There is lots of sweetness, banana and appricot aroma. Taste is yeasty sweet and fruity with little bitterness. Aftertaste last long in back of the tongue. This is one quality Belgian beer. Bardakta hafif bulanik altin rengi, abuk kaybolan bir parmak beyaz kpk. Kokuda tatli ve kuru kayisi hakim. Tat hafif serbeti otu aciligiyla damakta kalici meyveli, tatli ve mayamsi. Kaliteli bir Belika bir birasi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zalimcoyote (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Selam arkadaslar kurban kesmedir yarappi buney lan gazoz yapmisiniz yapcaksaniz adam gibi dassakli biseyler yapin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wouterlip (30) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Geweldige trippel, mooie geur, geweldige smaak en heerlijk mondgevoel, van de tap nog veel beter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (856) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Golden orange body with a small white head. Vanilla, apple, pear, and lightly caramelized sugar make up most of the aroma. There is s touch of ethanol in there as well. The flavor is nice and sweet upfront. It also adds some orange and citrus notes as well as some spice on the finish. Silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, an finishes slightly sweet. Great tripel, love the yeast profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (5) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Large frothy white head, pale gold colour, slightly hazy. Aroma of fruit, wheat, yeast, very fresh. Medium sweet and bubbly, and again, fresh taste. Very enjoyable, strong but fresh and easy to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djbans (2) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Perfecta ademas es la unica que conozco que lleva tres granos. Exquisita la recomiendo 100%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (241) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2014
From 0.33l bottle. Pours nice hazy pale straw liquid, huge white frothy head, Aroma: Beautiful Belgian ester notes, grapes, wheat, banana, marshmallow, very fresh, very promising, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, crispy, wheat notes, fruity esters, interesting fruity bitterness, spicy notes, Palate: light body, sticky texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long bitter finish. Overall: very good, get better with rising temperature, fruity, spicy, bitter :)

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