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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Albundy94 (36) - Paris, - JUL 13, 2013
50cl on tap, poors a golden filtered color with a thin white heas vanishing quickly. Aroma of yeast, malts. Taste is vanilla, citrus, spices in the end. Oily texture, very smooth blond beer. Easy to drink, you don’t feel the alcohol until the end. Need to try the bottled version. You should try it.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardeo (31) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2016
Couleur: jaune clair Mousse peu abondante Arôme de fruits Bouche, d’abord frais avec nombreuses goûts fruités : citron, banane, raisin, ananas Arrière bouche moyennement longue avec peu d’amertume. Bonne triple sans arrière-pensée de génial/beer !

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kriddie (4) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
This is the best of old Belgium/Kempen brewing traditions in a bottle of glass. Refreshing, a bit spicy, wheats, dry, a tad of lemon. Long-lasting aftertaste. Among the very best of European beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (290) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
@bartlebier’s comprehensive tripel-tasting, bierhandlung, 1/16. Absolutely admirable how this lovely bergamotte-citrus aroma and taste must have been acquired without the actual spice additions. Accompagnied by hints of anise/staranise, with the oats making for a silky mouthfeel. Dry finish. High art.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
2014 Reserva Vintage, 150cl Magnum bottle cellared for Biere mit Stil 1: Worldwide Tripel Tasting@Bierhandlung Freiburg JAN2016. - - Sweet lemon rind and lemon balm/melissa, buttered oat biscuits and buttermilk, vanilla almond porridge and orange rind - depending on the type and size of container (kegged in Strasbourg or De Kust; big-bottled at home, smaller sizes in between) this 3-grain tripel, like many masterpieces, has many hues and dayshapes. Might have been even creamier and a tad less sweet back in 2007-8 when this was my drink of choice for a spell, but I really can’t tell. No soapy coriander in this big ripened bottle, matured and mellowed to full complexity. Great balance of rich, natural grain fruitiness and an almost culinary display of hop zest and apéritif dryness. Up there with the best fresh & frühlingshafte non-phenolic tripels along with Chimay Blance and Gouden Carolus. (Might tone this down a bit once I get over what a fitting apotheosis downing a full glass of it was to conclude a series of 15-odd worldwide tripels.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (13) - - JAN 29, 2016
cereal, citrus, banana, golden, sparkling, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, fizzy...awesome

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evilkniamhel (80) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Bright amber/gold with a creamy head. Complex mix of aromas; lemon, caramel, cereal and vanilla. Taste is more complex still, very fruity and thirst-quenching but also full-bodied and sweet. Lovely long, dry finish. Everything I need from a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Raloo (7) - Athis Mons, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
This is one of the best belgian beer ever. Sometimes irregular on tap but all the same good flavor and taste in bottle. Everybody can like this beer even with the high ABV. Nice gold color and a thick head of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (127) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2016
Light blonde, hazy with high pillowy head. Very lively carbonation. Aroma bananas, cloves and coriander. Medium palate and disappointingly high carbonation. Taste of citrus fruit, bubblegum, banana and strong bready finish. Alcohol well hidden behind yeast esters and malt backbone, but has decent warm finish. Personally I like this beer although lower carbonation would really help it to shine. Never tried on tap though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (851) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 23, 2016
the aroma is bright, malty, fruity and spicy with hints of vanilla, candy, citrus and some spices... the taste is well-balanced, malty and fruity, with notes of toffee, flowers, bisquit and citrus... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (317) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Złote, lekko zamglone piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci dość sporej warstwy na powierzchni. Aromat typowych jasnych belgijskich owoców, głownie brzoskwinia. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie tylko jeszcze bardziej intensywnie, a do tego lekka ziołowość, alkohol mistrzowsko ukryty. Goryczka średnia w stronę wysokiej, szlachetna, ziołowa, lekko rozgrzewa przełyk. Ogólnie jeden z lepszych tripli jakie piłem i ogólnie jedno z lepszych piw jakie piłem, wszystko na miejscu , tak jak w triplu powinno być, wart spróbowania.


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