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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3221   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a thick, fine white head. Typical tripel smell and taste. Perhaps I'm not in the mood, but it's just average


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickydotnet (1) - PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
great aroma, very good color, good palate, the best beer to drink with sausage and cheese like traditional cheedar

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (516) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma hop, alcohol. The clear yellow beer has a medium white head. In the taste sweet, nice balance. Medium carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (285) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottled. No one serves Chinese beer here! Pours hazy golden with a white head (the waiter poured it badly). Slightly yeasty and wheaty flavor with clove aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alusdievs (41) - LATVIA - MAY 19, 2016
Golden color. From tap. With medium cap. Carbonated. Light by taste. Long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Strong yeast, grain and citrus aroma and taste. Bold and crisp and very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (70) - - MAY 15, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur dorée claire avec de fines bulles, odeur vanille et banane, goût: céréales, fruité, une très bonne bière

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (545) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2016
Hazy yellow body, huge lasting white head. Aroma of grain, spicies, belgian yeast, alcohol fusel, citrus notes. Flavours et of grain, spicies, belgian yeast, honey notes and citrus notes. Medium warm and dry finish. Medium body and fizzy carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaelic (129) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
Pours a golden tripel with a big white head. Very good tripel. Smell of bananas. Fruity tast which lasts nice bittersand orange in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
procraste (453) - FRANCE - MAY 8, 2016
Une bière que j’ai tout de suite appréciée, il y a quelques années déjà. J’y retourne aujourd’hui pour voir si elle tient la route maintenant que mon goût a évolué ... Au final, ça reste pas mal. La levure belge reste en retrait et c’est un peu moins sucré que ses consœurs. Bien donc même si ce n’est plus trop ce que je préfère maintenant....

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (280) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2016
The Best?! Wahrscheinlich. Schon der Duft unschlagbar. Extrem intensiv, typisch Tripel aber alles extradominant und man möchte so lange wie möglich einfach nur diese Wahnsinnsaromen von Kräutern/Früchten und auch dezent spritzigen Pfeffer in sich aufsaugen. Der opulente und fast cremige Trunk schwebt dann einfach wie auf einer Wolke dahin und auch hier sind die vorher eingeatmeten Aromen megapräsent. Weltklasse!!!! Diverse Flaschen zwischen 1,50-4 Euro aus Belgien und beim CRB Gig in Maastrich oder auch irgendwo in Anderlecht auf dem Heimweg vom Lambik Fest 2016.


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