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

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RATINGS: 3319   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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barry_batser (21) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2018
Bottle at home. Pours an almost yellow colour with a foamy white head. Tastes fruity and spicy with some bitter notes. The aftertaste is a little too sour in my opinion.

4.3
remALUS (490) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 20, 2018
Bottle: 330 ml, Price: 1.67 eur
Labai geras, gali gal tik per daug putojo..

2.5
Hopverdju (1717) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2018
Goudblond bier met grote wand klevende witte schuimkraag. Geur: mout, granen, wat citrus en wat zoet fruitig, banaan? Smaak: licht zoet, wat gistkarakter, koriander en wat zoet fruitig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Romig en volmondig. Afdronk: licht zoet, licht alcoholisch. Is het de combinatie koriander en banaan? Dit is mijn smaak niet.

3.7
BBHansen (1125) - Køge, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2018
[email protected] DØE Køge. Appearance: pours clear golden with good white creamy-soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: bread, wheat, biscuit, light brown sugar, light alcohol, orange, light citrus, light spices, light banana and floral notes. palette: strong malty and yeasty aroma, average to light sparkling carbonation, medium to full body, medium to notable sweetness, balanced by a medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: Tasteful and well balanced, great stuff

3.5
pivnizub (10961) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2018
Bouteille: Pale golden to golden, hazy, visible carbonation, big - beaten-egg-white-like - head; moderate to solid yeasty-fruity nose with a grainy-dusty background; robust bitter-sweet flavour, surely medium bodied, not overly soft; lingering bitter-sweet fruity-yeasty finish. Good, but not that exciting brew...

3.7
djfreeart (41) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2018
Couleur or pâle, mousse abondante. Entre biere blanche et blonde. Goût acidulé de citron.

4
danielebg91 (3) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Bel colore dorato, opalescente. Schiuma bianca e fine, lungamente persistente. Al naso risulta speziata (chiodo di garofano). Sorprendentemente beverina: nonostante l’alto grado alcolico risulta secca e l’amaro nascosto dalle note dolci. Ottima birra.

5
MiguelEtc () - Mostoles, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2018 Esta cerveza sabe como debería saber una flor. Tú hueles una flor y si te la comieses, es el sabor ideal entre lo que te esperas y lo que es en realidad. Mientras que una flor de verdad en la realidad sabe incoherente con su olor. Imagina que la cerveza es un corcho que sabe a Ikea. ¡Pero el sabor es genial! Pero como a corcho de Ikea. Un excelente corcho de Ikea.

3.7
Poncjusz (382) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2018
Kolor złoty intensywny, lekko zamglony, lekko mętny. Piana wysoka średniej struktury ale dość szybko opada do wysp, troche oblepia. W aromacie ładny pieprzowy witbier - pszenica, delikatna słodycz, przyprawy nienachalne z większym udziałem pieprzu i cukru waniliowego mieszają się z estrami, przebija sie banan i slodka gruszka. W smaku jeszcze wieksze odczucie pszenicy i owoców, dochodza jakies susze ale przejscie jest z gryzącą słodkością którą balansuje nieco wytrawność przypraw. Ogolnie dobre i wciaga, ale zbyt uboga konstrukcja smaku i zostaje wrazenie ze to bardziej imperialny witbier niz tripel.

3.8
GreenCat (233) - SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2018
0,75 l bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with big frothy dissipating white head. Aroma is very malty, bread, pilsner pollen aroma, yeast, fruity banana ester, some citrus and herbal hop notes, spices. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, some very light sourness. Body is medium, surprisingly light for quite high ABV, texture is creamy, carbonation lively. Finish is quite long, malty, light spicy and herbal with mellow medium bitterness. As it gets warmer more and more pollen aroma comes to front. Quite complex and very drinkable.


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