Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2742   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
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (77) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Heerlijke tripel. Mooie grootte schuimkraag, heerlijke tonen van karamel. Ruikt ook erg naar karamel. Toppertje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
2bira (1) - TURKEY - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Pours light hazy golden with one finger quick dissepearing white head. There is lots of sweetness, banana and appricot aroma. Taste is yeasty sweet and fruity with little bitterness. Aftertaste last long in back of the tongue. This is one quality Belgian beer. Bardakta hafif bulanik altin rengi, çabuk kaybolan bir parmak beyaz köpük. Kokuda tatli ve kuru kayisi hakim. Tat hafif serbetçi otu aciligiyla damakta kalici meyveli, tatli ve mayamsi. Kaliteli bir Belçika bir birasi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zalimcoyote (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Selam arkadaslar kurban kesmedir yarappi buney lan gazoz yapmisiniz yapcaksaniz adam gibi dassakli biseyler yapin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wouterlip (25) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Geweldige trippel, mooie geur, geweldige smaak en heerlijk mondgevoel, van de tap nog veel beter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (852) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Golden orange body with a small white head. Vanilla, apple, pear, and lightly caramelized sugar make up most of the aroma. There is s touch of ethanol in there as well. The flavor is nice and sweet upfront. It also adds some orange and citrus notes as well as some spice on the finish. Silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, an finishes slightly sweet. Great tripel, love the yeast profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (4) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Large frothy white head, pale gold colour, slightly hazy. Aroma of fruit, wheat, yeast, very fresh. Medium sweet and bubbly, and again, fresh taste. Very enjoyable, strong but fresh and easy to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djbans (2) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Perfecta ademas es la unica que conozco que lleva tres granos. Exquisita la recomiendo 100%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (237) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2014
From 0.33l bottle. Pours nice hazy pale straw liquid, huge white frothy head, Aroma: Beautiful Belgian ester notes, grapes, wheat, banana, marshmallow, very fresh, very promising, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, crispy, wheat notes, fruity esters, interesting fruity bitterness, spicy notes, Palate: light body, sticky texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long bitter finish. Overall: very good, get better with rising temperature, fruity, spicy, bitter :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. In the perfect glass as expected from this solid beer place. Light golden. Very limited head but it stays around. Aroma has that Belgian yeast presence. Tart fruit. Refreshing taste with a citrus and sweetness balancing some bitter notes. Wheat characteristics but not overwhelming. Fantastic finish. A really enjoyable Belgian option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1092) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Gulbrun litt tåkete med høyt hvitt skum. Honning, gjær og malt. Champagne fornemmelse i smak og mye kullsyre også. Sitrus lett bitter og noe krydder.

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