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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2012
11.2 to a chalice. Pours lightly cloudy golden with big white head. Floral hops with some citrus and grain. Taste is sweet with some very mild spice--white pepper? Decent finish. Not as good as some tripels, but very drinkable.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZodiacM (20) - - AUG 28, 2014
Mijn favoriete abdij-tripel. Een troebel geel bier met een creme-kleurige kraag. Het eerste wat opvalt als je het bier ruikt is citrus en hop. In de mond proef je citrus en banaan, de laatste zorgt voor het wat zoete karakter van het bier, die ik verder wil omschrijven als fris zuur-zoet. De afdronk is licht bitter en blijft heerlijk lang in de mond hangen. Naar mijn bescheiden mening een topper onder de Belgische bieren, vandaar het hoge cijfer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2014
Botella de 33 cl varias veces (de el c. Ingles se conserva etiqueta con fcp para 04-11-2001). Sabor y aromas intensos y suaves de maltas y cereales con ligero dulzor y especiado. Muy equilibrada de lo mejor para iniciarse en el mundillo. Cuerpo medio con 8vol que le aportan una buena sensación alcohólica. Muy buena.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (184) - CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a hazy straw yellow with two fingers of fluffy white head gradually diminishing to a thin skim, with sticky lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, wheat, banana, bubblegum, and vanilla. Taste is light, sweet and mildly bitter, with wheat and fruit notes, and slightly spicy. Medium to light body and a sticky, off-dry warming finish. Very nice Belgian Abbey Tripel. Balanced sweetness and a nice bright character with a pleasant lingering finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarab (23) - - AUG 24, 2014
Probably the best abbey tripel in the world. Nice, golden, hazy beer with the aroma of vanilla, banana and spices. Alcohol nicely hidden. Great white head. I highly reccomend this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (80) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Heerlijke tripel. Mooie grootte schuimkraag, heerlijke tonen van karamel. Ruikt ook erg naar karamel. Toppertje.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wouterlip (30) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Geweldige trippel, mooie geur, geweldige smaak en heerlijk mondgevoel, van de tap nog veel beter!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (860) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (7) - 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.


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