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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2964   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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerIsMyGod (17) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Had this for the first time last night...came from the tap in its own glass. Had a tanned blonde color and soft head. I had a somewhat difficult time picking up the scent...I donít know if it was where I was, or if my nose wasnít working. The taste was fantastic though. It was hard to pick out an individual flavor, but it was a nice fruity blend that seemed to have a slightly peachy taste. In addition, I could sense a nice sugar lingering in the background. Overall, a great beverage that I want to try again...this time from a bottle.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (34) - 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 (39) - 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 (173) - 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 Iíve 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 (136) - 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 couldnít understand. Taste is sweet, malt, plums, dried grapes, bread and somehow spicy... donít know for sure if cloves or pepper... Aftertaste is sweet and long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1170) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Malt, spices, citrus, wheat, banana, vanilla and clove.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2008) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. One of those beers Iíve had so many times I automatically think Iíve rated it already, but havenít. Pours hazy gold with vibrant bubbly head. A blossoming aroma of yeast & sweet spice. Taste is spicy, a touch grainy with hints of vanilla, banana & caramel and a soft bitter finish. Truly one of the best.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (467) - 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!


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