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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1605) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Hazy straw color huge white head. Banana yeast aroma with plantiness, wheat, grains, cloves. Tastes only sorta sweet with some sour to balance it out. Yeast, booze clean flavors. Creamy german hefeweizen mouthfeel coming from the oats perhaps. A great tripel with none of the added strange acetate flavors that sometimes appear in tripels.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (533) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
ABV: 8.4% Best before August 3 - 2018.

Beautiful, tasty looking beer! Hazy, yellow with tiny bubbles racing to the top. Huge, four finger high, white, creamy head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, belgian yeast, citrus, wheat, banana and vanilla.
Taste: Oh! So smooth! Bread, yeast, banana, caramel, citrus, spices and clove.
Mouth: As I said; smooth! Soft and creamy. High and smooth carbonation, almost creamy feeling! Dry ending. Very well hidden ABV!

This is an amazing beer!

And of course Brouwerij Bosteels should know what they are doing... The brewery was founded in 1791 and is still owned and operated by the same family, now its seventh generation!

This is what I call craftbeer! :)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (292) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Cold, it’s like a hefe with banana notes. As it warms up it gets much more interesting, with funky cumin and coriander notes. Hazy yellow pour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (79) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Tap@Søernes. Pours clear golden with some white head that quickly fades. Aroma is semi-sweet and biscuit with prominent coriander in a complex warm fruity manner. Taste is biscuit malty, with fruity notes and surprisingly dry, despite the sweetness in the aroma. Taste has balanced spices with coriander as the most prominent and some esters with banana flavor. End is fruity yet semi-dry with laid back bitterness. High drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Still working my way through the classics. Pours a glowing golden orange with a huge foamy head that quickly dissipates. Honey and biscuits on the nose with yeast and light cinnamon and clove notes. Very active carbonation with the same flavors above and a touch of mint. Great hoppy bitterness on the finish with honey, lemon and pepper. A great beer that lives up to the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (827) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
Gylden og ufiltreret Abbey Tripel med stor flot tætskummende og hvid skumkrone på 3-4 cm. Svinder til landskaber og et par mm. Første indtryk, der rammer næsen, er den krydrede aroma af koriander og tilsat belgisk gær samt hvedemalt. Senere fremkommer frugtagtige noter af banan og eksotisk frugt. Smagen er ganske rig, præget af alkohol og med små søde toner midt i det dominerende bitre og krydrede udtryk. Den kraftige karbonering er det næste indtryk, man overvældes af. Gær-noter og koriander er smagsindtrykkene kombineret i en middel bitterhed og lille til middel sødme. Mellem til solid fyldig krop og som nævnt: kraftigt karboneret, som giver skummende mundfølelse. Olieret konsistens med en bitter og lang afslutning. Overall: Én af de Tripel'er, der ikke er oversøde, men er vel komponeret og balanceret. En klassiker, hvis rating jeg har udsat alt for længe. Solid! 33 cl, flaske, 8.4 % ABV, BB: 15/03/18, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (180) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2016
En aroma levadura y terroso Bien aspecto dorada y cristalina con espuma persistente En boca maltosa y especiada ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (401) - LATVIA - MAY 26, 2016
Finally rating this.aroma is quite a lot bana yeasts and fresh wood peel. Taste - yeasty sweet banana belgian yeast. No too pushy- easy to drink. Buut dunno what is the fuss about :)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weissbierdrinker (20) - - MAY 25, 2016
Beautiful golden color. The taste is sweet and smooth, but on the downside alcohol is noticeable. Thickness is good but carbonation is on the high side. Overall a great beer for its type.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickydotnet (1) - PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
great aroma, very good color, good palate, the best beer to drink with sausage and cheese like traditional cheedar

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (537) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma hop, alcohol. The clear yellow beer has a medium white head. In the taste sweet, nice balance. Medium carbonated.


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