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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2924   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 2, 2012
33cl bottle. Served in a trappist glass. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet - probably my 15th bottle or so. Appearance: Cloudy orange, high carbonation, huge, pillowy snow-like head. Very inviting. Aroma: This is my favourite beer to smell. It’s always slightly different. Strong notes of bubblegum, vanilla, banana, orange, cloves. Overall very sweet, fairly fruity, and someone spicy. Palate: medium-thick bodied, smooth, tiny hint of a dry finish (unlike most other tripels). Taste: Sweet, but not as sweet as the aroma suggests it should be. It’s rich, but not overwhelmingly so like a barley wine. Slight hints of dry bitterness in the finish, but it’s very subtle. I feel there is no way they could actually improve this beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfredoGarcia (69) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Apricot smell, with notes of citrus, almond and pepper. Golden color with white head. Fantastic taste with a very dry ending. Fills your mouth pleasure :D

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (200) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
Nice orange color with a huge head and tons of carbonation. Aroma and flavor has citrus and vanilla notes. Had a few when i rated this, so i will have to come back to it one more time later.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (420) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle with expiry date 12.03.16. Very pale, clear, rocky head that does not stay long. Aroma is not very fruity, with some spices (coriander, clove) and alcohol. Slight resemblance to dry white sparkling wine. No sweetness, slight bitterness mostly from alcohol. Lively carbonation. Disappointing, does not offer much.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbrianezi (16) - - MAR 25, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kolo269 (18) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2015
Piekna puszysta snieznobiala sredniopecherzykowa piana,opada powoli ladnie oblepiajac scianki pokala,do konca degustacji zostaje lekki kozuch na powierzchni,w butelce na dnie znajduje sie drozdzowy osad,w zapachu dominuja cytrusy,lekka slodowosc,ogolnie bardzo przyjemnie pachnace piwo,w smaku dobrze wyczuwalna goryczka,w mniejszym stopniu slod i cytrusy,slabo wyczuwalny alkohol,lekko kwaskowy posmak, wysycenie duze

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (87) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3/23/15 (Draft - Monk’s Pub Chicago) - Light golden pour, nice carbonation, poured with a full a rich head. Lemon, wheat and orange among the aromas noted. Taste was light and very smooth. Lemon and somewhat sweet fruit taste prevalent. Very smooth beer, mild carbonation and a nice ABV which is noticeable upon finishing this very good offering.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (566) - århus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
duft: meget frisk og sød duft blomster honning. smag: meget frisk sød blomster honning. meget læskende. lidt citrus og appelsin eftersmag.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bodega95 (43) - - MAR 22, 2015
Esta cerveza es fantástica por su carácter único. La he disfrutado den grifo, botella de 33cl y de 150cl y la mejor experiencia fue en la botella de 150cl. Color dorado poco turbio con una corona blanca densa. El olor a hierba, frutas y vainilla es espectacular. Al gusto es fresca, afrutada. Dulzor y amargor equilibrado y con los abv poco presentes. Carbonatación media alta. Muy recomendable y un clásico que hay que probar siempre.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordMariscal (11) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Tomada en cervecería KRAKEN. Oviedo. Una de las mejores, o la mejor triple belga. Un clásico que no pasa de moda. Aspecto pajizo. Afrutada, bastante gas que no le quitan una pizca de aroma y sabor. Copa con flor de Lys muy bonita. Para repetir y recomendar a todo el que se inicia o quiere probar una buena cerveza. Para todos los publicos. No parece tener los grados que tiene...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (112) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
Bionda torbida con poca schiuma. Aroma di malto leggero. Al palato abbastanza dolce. Molto carbonata e alcolica. Tripel di ottimo livello.


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