Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2737   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.

hvdstam's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hvdstam (12) - Neerpelt, - NOV 22, 2012
One off my favorites; great blond beer with nice Belgian flavor, crispy & frizz fruity&spicy aroma’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (3) - 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 (237) - 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 :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. In the perfect glass as expected from this solid beer place. Light golden. Very limited head but it stays around. Aroma has that Belgian yeast presence. Tart fruit. Refreshing taste with a citrus and sweetness balancing some bitter notes. Wheat characteristics but not overwhelming. Fantastic finish. A really enjoyable Belgian option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Gulbrun litt tåkete med høyt hvitt skum. Honning, gjær og malt. Champagne fornemmelse i smak og mye kullsyre også. Sitrus lett bitter og noe krydder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een van de betere tripels die er bestaan in België, ik vind het een goed bier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qulment (10) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Living in Belgium, and enjoy this beer every time I drink it. Golden, a bit fruity, but not too much. Very good aftertaste. Just a beer everyone likes and enjoys to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoorr (63) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours pale gold with a big white persistent head Aroma is citrusy, banana and yeasty notes. Taste is black cherry with hints of banana and some bitterness in the aftertaste; bitter quickly diminishes leaving place to sweetness that persists a little longer in the palate. Medium body and medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, light honey colour with billowing white head that laces strongly. Subdued aromas of banana, bread yeast, wheat, some citrus based hops, malt, vanilla and alcohol. Delicious and complex flavours of banana, tropical fruits and sweet malts, interplaying with alcohol, vanilla and spicy hops to clean the palate. Rich and luscious mouthfeel that finishes light due to the hops. Magnificent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtu71 (45) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. High, ivory, big-bubbled, medium-lasting head. Some lace. Hazy yellow. Very floral, hoppy aroma. Strong, citric, spicy, müsli-like taste. Earthy robustness. Crispy, dry palate. Fresh, vivid, complex. Excellent balance. Roasty aftertaste lingers in the mouth for a looooong time. Wonderfull trip for all senses. Perfect! Thank you, this is a beer to live for.

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