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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2626   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caesar (4710) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Together with Westmalle Tripel, a classic, the archetype of how I like my tripel. Great fruity aroma of orange peel, coriander, spicy yeast, bit grainy. Dry taste, slight sweet, fruity, bit spicy. Perfectly balanced. Awesome.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
Phenomenal three grain beer...delicious, with a sweet fruity start that leads delicately into a potent, hoppy, slightly alcohol-flavored finish. Itís hard to stop drinking this beer. Have had it on tap at Gollem in Amsterdam and itís even better that way!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pale yellow, full froth with medium length hang time. Ample residual bubbles with champagne bubbles. Candy malt nose. Big fruit flavors yet dry. The wheat really comes through with a hefewiezen character. A complex brew that is well ballanced with a long tastey finish. Enjoy cold or warm. Highly recommended.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
clevelanddave (1) - brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
one of my faviorite beers, abby ale perfection, its not heady, instead a champagne-esque carbination, fruity overtones, and a sneaky, non-overly acholic high gravity

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
siscu (5) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 29, 2009 does not count
Great beer...I taste this beer in Brussels Grand Place in the Beer weekwnd... Simply irrestible on tap.Great flavour and perfect beer.My favorite

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thailander (1) - USA - DEC 3, 2009 does not count
This is the best beer in the world! Those celibate monks up in Belgium sure know how to pack a wicked punch in this mighty beer killer. It has a fruity, rose-like taste that is unlike íconventionalí beers. Cordon bleu stuff!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
baril (3) - Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2010 does not count
100 subtle tastes combined in one unctuous liquid, that leaves you wanting nothing but more.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrBeerBrussels (1) - USA - AUG 20, 2010 does not count
My favourite Belgian beer. The oats are an unusual adjunct and they add a lovely smooth flavour. Iím not sure this is travelling too well from some of the transatlantic comments.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marco3993 (1) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010 does not count
Iíve just emptied it and it was the best beer in my f***iní live! I wish I could buy it here in our local store but ... nothing! -.-

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermeow (3) - Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2011 does not count
Beautiful color. Great aroma. Floral crispness on the palate. my favorite triple in the world.


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