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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
A very nice, albeit somewhat one-dimensional, tripel. The malt comes through subtly and grainy. Sugar is apparent as the beer itself tastes a bit sugary-sweet, but not quite cloying. The carbonic astringency helps balance the sweetness.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lowysthename (10) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours golden with a heavy long lasting white head. Malty aroma of belgian yeast with notes of banana and caramel. Beautiful tasting and very smooth. Big fan of it

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermaris (31) - - MAY 3, 2015
Thick and creamy cap. Golden colour. Good aroma. Perfect taste, rich palete with long aftertaste.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (10) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
golden beer , wheat, great balance, some citrus, banana , coriander , this is a top ten beer ,have a glass ready when pouring:-)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (38) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2015
Gran sabor herbaceo y bonita etiqueta. Ingerida mientras jugababa kings bounty dark side

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (44) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Dorata chiara, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, bella schiuma svanita quasi del tutto in poco tempo. Forte aroma speziato e chiara distinzione dei lieviti caratteristici di uno spumante, alcol e malto, note citriche. Al palato lievi note di banana e citriche, spezie, piacevolmente dolce e nota alcolica sul finale. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione medio-alta. Elegante.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferryman72 (33) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle into the tulip-glass that followed. Wow. Beautiful, frothy, long lasting head. Strong, almost unpleasant aroma. (I said "almost") of good yeast and banana. Surprisingly mild but excellent taste. Citrus, herbs, alcohol, banana... The list goes on. Short palate but that?s a good thing, after everything it initially gives you. I could drink this every day. Among my top 5 beers.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wiedrzensky (178) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2015
On tap at "na 7. schode", Zilina. Clear golden with big white head, persistent, leaves lacing. Sweet malty aroma with belgian yeast, butter, grass, caramel, lot of herbs and hints of orange peel. Taste is malty sweet, caramel, fruity, orange peel with just hints of bittery. Full body, creamy texture, beautifully ballanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingaugusta (17) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours blonde with a big white head and a sharp, spicy nose with touches of floral and fruit. Flavor is the most balanced tripel I’ve had to date, with bitter citrus, coriander and modest hops perfectly matching up to the Belgian sugars and bready-fruity malt base. Warm but not boozy. Very strongly carbonated. About as good as beers get.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 28, 2015
Yellow amber, pours a heavy white head. Sweet citrus, oat and caramel aroma Taste of alkohol, banana, sweet caramel and sightly bitterness. nice finish. fizzy

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (138) - PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2015
Hazy golden color. Nice white head, that is persistent till the end. Medium to low carbonation, full bodied, rounded and creamy. Aroma is very complex, plums, strawberry, orange peel, passion fruit (?), yeast... and more that I couldn’t understand. Taste is sweet, malt, plums, dried grapes, bread and somehow spicy... don’t know for sure if cloves or pepper... Aftertaste is sweet and long.


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