Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2955   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
330ml bottle. Beautiful golden yellow color with a huge pillowy white head. Lost of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. Fantastic complexity in the aroma and taste: clove, banana, herbs, citrus, hay, peach, mango, cereal, grass, spruce, floral hops, and sweetness. The oats and wheat make this smooth and delicate on the palate. A world class Tripel to be enjoyed by all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (466) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 20, 2015
330 mml bottle tasted several times, last one on 19/04/2015. Hazy yellow colour with a big bubbly white head. Aroma of malts, alcohol and yeast. Taste is very grainy with presence of fresh fruits, yeast and hints of alcohol. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justone7 (9) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Huge foamy white head that lasts surprisingly long, aroma of banana and citrus, taste of citrus and vanilla. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (280) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Droop, Bristol via SouthWest Drinks (tried day after delivery). BBE 23/02/17. Rich obvious banana aroma with some vanilla and light clove. Slightly sulphurous wheat like smell and subtle green freshness. Gusher. Slightly cloudy very pale yellow with a super long lasting white head. Flavour is very wheaty with sulphur overtones, noticeable alcohol blended with a rich almost wine-like equivalence in beer, if such a thing can blend. Honey like. Not quite as ’creamy’ as promised, possibly overcarbonated slightly but very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (172) - - APR 17, 2015
Lovely Belgian beer, lovely aroma and taste.......................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (128) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Big white head with very good retention. Hazy golden colour. Aroma is malty, spicy, citrus and fruity. Taste is coriander seeds, fruits (banana, citrus), some alcohol presence, clove hints and peppery finish. High carbonation and dry aftertaste. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
A nice Belgian ale, with several light fruit hints and a nice smooth aftertaste. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
SaintBonchien (9) - Sonceboz, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
J’ai vraiment détesté ! Elle est assez jolie, certes, mais autant au nez qu’à la bouche, on dirait du produit de vaisselle. Plus jamais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (73) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: floral, citrus, caramel, Appearance: golden, clear, white foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Pricey but excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass, from the fridge. Woaw. Very nice trappistwith a great bitterness and little taste of vanilla. Nice blond colour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (50) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
The perfect blend between a triple and a white. All you need from a belgian triple and refreshing citrus aroma. Perfect when you’re thirsty.

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