Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2838   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, - JUN 15, 2014
33 cl bottle shared two ways. Light hazy golden pour. Lots of yeast, spices, raisins and grains on the nose. Taste is yeasty with sweet honey, some herbal notes and light banana candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (123) - FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Belle blonde dorée, puissante et ronde, de beaux arômes équilibrés entre sucre, houblon et fruité. Très bonne bière apéritive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (595) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) von Getränkefeinkost Berlin. - Helles Goldgelb, leicht trüb; gewaltige Schaumkrone. - Unverkennbare Nase mit Kandis, Hefe und etwas Anis. - Im Antrunk füllige hefige Süße mit Kandis, blasse Frucht (Dosenpfirsich), künstlich wirkende Bonbonsüße. Etwas Lebkuchengewürz, Anis, Orangeat; leicht marzipanbitter. Mild rezent; samtiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang schwache Bittere mit Orangenschale und Orangeat. Etwas leerer Nachtrunk. - Tripel Karmeliet ist immer noch so bonbonsüß wie ich es in Erinnerung hatte. Ab und zu ganz nett, aber auf Dauer ist diese plastikartige Süße schwer erträglich.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregus (288) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Butelka; barwa złota lekko zamglona. Piana bujna. Aromat owocowy, cytrynowy, skórki cytrynowej, przyprawowy, gumy balonowej, drożdzy belgijskich. Bardzo rześki. W smaku owocowe, cytrynowe, przyprawowe, lekko alkoholowe. Bardzo odświeżające i rześkie dzieki wysokiemy wysyceniu. Pije się błyskawicznie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (226) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle @De Tolly Joogipood. Pours pale yellow with big white head. Aroma is malty,yeasty,fruity. Taste is medium sweet, some honey, some spicyness, cinnamon,alcohol,watery.High carbonation. I dont like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
didierlewallon (141) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Cerveza de color dorado con una espuma muy cremosa. Aroma a la cascara de naranja, levadura y las maltas. Sabor a naranja y especias, es dulce, afrutado y picante, con una amargura débil. Una tripel muy equilibrada, el final es suave y agradable. Cerveza muy buena con mucho cuerpo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (73) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2014
golden / yellow clear and shiny color. lots of carbonation, fizzy white head. smells fruity of lemon, yeasty, grassy. full body. tastes fruity of red berries, good carbonation, fizzy on the tongue, subtle bitterness. sparkly and fruity on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (92) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
33cl, 8.4% pale golden with good white head, high carbonation. Sweet and strong with some spicy taste. Strong but extremely tasty. An excellent beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (261) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with very thick white head. Aroma of bread, grains, yeast, fruit. Sweet taste with distinct fruitiness; tones of lemons, vanilla, honey, some alcohol. Sweetness well balanced with fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leduardol (22) - - DEC 6, 2014
Muito aromática, e notas herbáceas e cítricas inconfundíveis. Espuma densa, média carbonatação, levemente picante e retrogosto na medida (bem amargo nem doce). Álcool pouco pronunciado conferindo ótimo drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (475) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 6, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, spice and Belgian yeast. Sweet finish. Certainly understated compared to Westmalle. Very drinkable.

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