Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB-InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.

hogan873's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
A beautiful pour! Gold body with a very thick white head that lasts quite a while. Excellent lacing results from the foam. The aroma is light, but there’s some vanilla, spice, and malt noticeable. Very soft, smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. The flavor is complex. Malty sweetness with notes of honey and vanilla melds nicely to a warming alcohol finish. There is some sour citrus in the nice aftertaste. A very tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (2506) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle 0.75 l. Golden, slightly hazy, lace white foam. Aroma: perfume and spicy, pear, apple, sunflower seeds, a little citrus, coriander. Taste: plesant, spicy, light sweetness, anise, coriander, malts, pear, white plum, white dry sherry. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (631) - - OCT 18, 2016
Aroma: floral, peach, anise, grain Taste: light sweet, light bitter, floral, peach, apricot, white pepper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (603) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
Flaska på Bishop, Örebro. Ljusorange, klar vätska med högt vitt skum. Doft av citrus, citrusskal skumbanan, koriander, peppar. Stor kropp, fyllig. Ligger nära doften i smaken. Ganska stor beska och lite värmande alkoholtoner i avslutningen. Relativt söt. Trevlig!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (490) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
Thick cloudy golden color with dense storming activity. Extra foamy beige 2-3 finger head in a goblet, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with thick legs. Flavors of sweet grains, fresh lemon, apples, pears, floral spices. Bready sweetness with sharp citrus. Slick and smooth full body with almost champagne like carbonation. Strong finish, a little dry and vinous belgian yeast, with lingering coriander, clove, sweet fruits, wheaty malts, and peppercorn. Good freshness, but a little metallic, still providing lots of satisfaction and quite filling. Very flavorful with some nice intensity and balance. Overall excellent quality craft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boogiewood (6) - Buggenhout, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Love it. A joy to drink.hay, citrus, vanilla, smoke, golden, hazy, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (976) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Kolor: jasnozłoty, klarowny.
Piana: bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dziurawi się, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: wyraźne aromaty drożdżowe, korzenne, fenolowe, sporo żółtych owoców, lekkie akcenty szampańskie.
Smak: średnia pełnia, wyraźna słodycz, sporo nut żółtych owoców, przypraw korzennych, niska goryczka, lekki alkohol.
Wysycenie: bardzo wysokie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Laskicks (7) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016 does not count
Aroma has lemon and green forest. Taste is wheat and peach. Palate has resinous hops and sour lemon. Overall this is one of my favourite trappists.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luneylane (41) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 10, 2016
A bottle from the Cafe Bastille near Tai Power Building, drunk at home. Aroma: plenty of wheat in there, sweet, flowery. Appearance: clear, pale amber; head is minimal, but sticks around. Palate: medium-bodied, rather creamy, soft carbonation. Finishes long, pleasing balance of astringency and sweetness. Taste: extremely well-balanced, lemony and floral but not oversweet. The alcohol lurks in the shadows. Not my favourite type, but a very well-crafted beverage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: slightly floral, but mostly citrus hops. Appearance: cloudy yellow with a lovely white thick head. Taste: slightly spiced with ginger with sweet malts followed by slight bitterness. One of the best common Belgians in my opinions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (643) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2016
I bought this bottle in Paris, in a G7 supermarket. I drank it yesterday with a delicious meal. In my point of view, it is a really nice product. The body is yellow, creamy and troubled, thin and white foam, sparkling, relative high carbonation. The taste is perfect for a tripel, perfect side of malt, giving a side of fruits, banana, cloves, apricot, some hop and nice mix with the alcohol, wheat, perfect.

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