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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels (AB InBev)
Style: Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Bottle: Unfiltered 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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3.8
qt01 (525) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAY 7, 2022
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2022 Aroma of corriander, malt, yeast. Taste of corriander, spice, malt, banana, candy. Pretty good.

3.9
NikkTwist (5102) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2022
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2022 Bottle at Fergies. Slightly hazy honey gold pour. Big carbonation. Huge fluffy head. Modestly grand with a complex profile. Toasted oats and light caramel toffee. Belgian florals. Clove. Lavender. Pepper. Some mild bittering hops in the middle. Faint notes of straw, leather, and tobacco. Feels like a lighter well-carbonated version of a richer Quad. Very well balanced. Quietly substantial but easy drinking.

3.9
efeesse (1313) - Ingolstadt, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 2, 2022
UPDATED: APR 2, 2022 Beer with gold color, clear to fuzzy aspect, medium bitterness, average carbonized, good volume of foam on top (bought a 33 cl bottle beer at 'Carrefour', Antwerpen, BE #1296)(#31 BE)(#4 East Flanders).

4.3
MNAle (678) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2022 Tall, white head from a VERY gentle, drizzle down the side pour. Audible fizziness as I pour, almost like a soft drink. Very good retention leaving sticky lacing (and a nicely laced empty chalice). Slightly hazy golden body, heavily carbonated. The aroma is not too strong, but sweet. Bubblegum, and a bit of banana. The flavor brings the tastes promised by the aroma, sweet bubblegum and banana. The middle has very slight bittering, which does not last into the finish. Behind the already mentioned flavors is a lightly tart fruitiness, perhaps pear (hard to tell) along with a semi-sweet component - perhaps even vanilla - and floral. The finish is creamy and smooth, with an aftertaste of smoothness, maybe from the soft carbonation that is hard for me to describe, spreading out on the tongue. This aftertaste is exquisite! The mouth feel is quite smooth (yeah, I keep using that word), with a gentle carbonation on my tongue. Moderate body. Karmeliet is malty, smooth, and yet heavily carbonated with a huge creamy head, not very (if at all) spicy, several sweet components to the flavor without ever entering cloying territory and finishing only semi-sweet. The feel of the aftertaste is, as I stated above, exquisite. Wow! An excellent tripel!

3.6
2OLD4BS (1023) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2022 Fruity flavors are well blended together. Very complex flavors. Caramel with some toffee. Rich all around. Well done!

3.9
RoJo28 (567) - - MAR 13, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2022 Classic Belgium palate, and less subtle than others. With some tripels you could miss the complexity if you drink too quick, but the complexity of this one carries on like a tired toddler long after you have taken the sip

4.7
Serge_de_Abbaye (42) - San Luis Potosí, MEXICO - MAR 6, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2022 Color ámbar obscuro, ligeramente turbia, con una espuma blanca de burbuja mediana, inicialmente gruesa pero poco persistente, dejando al cabo de unos minutos un anillo blanco persistente. Espuma de mediana retención. En nariz es dulce, afrutada, especiada, destacando manzana, durazno, cítricos, orégano, levaduras belgas. En boca es muy agradable. Inicia con un dulzor frutal y floral, destacando cítrico y manzana, que inmediatamente se balancea con la aparición de las hierbas, orégano y cilantro, que persiste hasta el final. Escondido se puede sentir la malta tostada y la levadura belga característica del estilo, nota a miel, vainilla y plátano de forma sutil. Es buena la carbonatacion y al final hay un picor en el retrogusto. Es licorosa de forma agradable al final.

4.7
zacgillbanks (8098) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2022 Sampled in 2022, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2005. 2022: 750ml Corked Bottle aged for around 2 years and drank in celebration of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cycle Race. Golden coloured with a massive rocky head of white foam. It has a floral lemon and herbal fruity flavour with vanilla, earthy notes, spices and more floral fruit and lemon on the smooth finish. Excellent!

3.3
Aukedebier (76) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2021
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2021 Bought a 33cl bottle from Belgium. Eye: A bit hazy, straw yellow beer with a white head. Nose: Some white wine sourness, sweet malts, biscuit and mild hops. Tongue ; A lot of what the nose detected. Then a bit more clover, Belgian yeast and a hint of coriander. Overall: A nice triple. Stands out because of its coriander citrus tastes. Very well balanced. I can see why this is a classic. For me the white chimay and Westmalle work better.

3.8
Senap (889) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2021 Rund och god. Väldigt traditionell belgare. Helt rätt om det är det du söker.


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