Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium


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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.

petexner's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petexner (935) - - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle, very strong but very good. Bananas and bit vanilla flavour,nice palate and head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (70) - spain, - MAY 20, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Color: Karmeliet Triple es amarillo oscuro. Espuma: Gran cantidad de espuma cremosa - Sabor: Predomina las notas a malta. Es una cerveza con cuerpo. La fruta persiste en el sabor y finaliza con un amargor equilibrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (14) - - MAY 18, 2015
Enorm lekker fris biertje. Fruitig karakter en licht afdronk. Super bij zomers weer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1189) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with off-white creamy large head, vanilla and citrus aroma, medium carbonation, slightly tangy vanilla dominated lemon peel taste, long finish. Very smooth and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (9) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Bottiglia. Colore dorato, schiuma abbondante ed abbastanza duratura. Al naso è fantastica, aroma di banana, note di vaniglia, in generale fruttata ed invogliante. Gusto che richiama l’aroma, supportato da una carbonatazione esuberante. Dolce, con l’alcol che "riscalda" sul finale. Una tripel splendida e poco altro da aggiungere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haterd (49) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Echt lekker, fris trippel dat je toch best lekker neerhaalt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
An interesting tripel which is lighter bodied than many others. Poured into a Stella glass (like the glass, at least) with a big, big head. Obviously bottle fermented, as the carbonation was lively as well, spiraling the bubbles upward. Hazy pale yellow and with a flavor that does justice both to the yeasty, spicy fruitiness of the tripel as well as to the 3 grains used in the mash. Sweet, then dry finish and I’m pretty certain that some hops were involved in the brewing process as well. This bottle was a bit more expensive than many another tripel, but it is a damn good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (89) - ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: caramel, wheat. Appearance: pale, golden, hazy, white foam, rocky permanent head. Taste: lightly bitter, medium sourness, dominant sweet. Palate: creamy, soft carbonation, long light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (53) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
330 ml bottle poured at home into a tripel karmeliet glass! Pours hazy gold with a crazy head that lasts for days. Smells of banana and citrus. Carbonated feel in mouth with citrus taste and a little alcohol kick at the end. Drinkable for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BarleyandVine (47) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
The #1 rated Tripel, best served in a chalice. Aroma complex, Estery and fruity. Brilliantly clear and mighty bubbly. Flavor absolutely explodes with first sip.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
megabeergulper (7) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2015 does not count
Best triple, this is what you will compare other triples to. This is my go to for friends that have never tried this style.

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