Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2823   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, - FEB 28, 2014
DWS clear light golden colour with nice offwhite foam. Aroma is yeasty, sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and a bit sour. Well balanced tastes. Crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Distance_Runner (29) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
My favourite triple! Very light yellow colour and very fresh taste with a nice aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (2) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Top beer, bubble a bit too rough but that is personal, i shake it a little and i am fine. Taste great, color is hazy but consisent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (84) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
It smells the dessert which are basically creamy and made of rice. The 3 grains are noticeable in its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (29) - - NOV 25, 2014
Odeur de céréales. Bière légère. Goût pas trop prononcé. On goûte les céréales. Elle à ,entre autres, le goût typique des bieres blanches. Elle réchauffe la gorge par après. On ne goûte pas l’alcool. Bonne bière mais le goût n’est pas assez prononcé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Clear blond, giant head. Aroma is very fruity en fresh. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet, with a light touch of iron.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obe83 (47) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
quando nn si sente l alta gradazione di una birra per me è un pregio enorme! birra giallo paglierino con schiuma abbondante di media persistenza. Al naso forti note maltate e frutta a pasta bianca. In bocca un corpo di notevole consistenza fa ritrovare una perfetta dolcezza mai stucchevole riconducibile anch essa ai frutti a pasta bianca. solo a fine beva si sente la nota etilica portata dall alta gradazione. unico difetto per questa tipologia di birra....un filo troppo gassata!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aloureiro (3) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Simplesmente a melhor de todas as cervejas. Equilibrada, saborosa, gostosa, harmoniza com vários pratos nota 1.000

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredward (2) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Rich and sweet with excellent flavor. More flavorful as it breathes. Goes great with anything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rreinis (9) - Jurmala, LATVIA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
330 ml bottle. light yellow coor, long standing white head, very fruity beer. too much CO2 for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camoes (186) - PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 08:58. AROMA: complex aroma with notes of orange and coriander, mixed with spices and a sweet background. very faint hop notes. APPEARANCE: gold color and hazy. large white head with below average retention. poor lacing. TASTE: mix of flavours of spice, oranges and coriander. low bitterness leading into a sweet finish. low alcohol presence. PALATE: medium body with a slight creaminess from alcohol with no obvious warming sensation. high carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting 8and delicious) variation of a belgian tripel.

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