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


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RATINGS: 3381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (623) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma: Floral, yeast, bread, citrus, lemon peel, notes of candy sugar and coriander-like spice. Flavor: Yeast, bread, caramel, followed by lemon, more bread and dried flowers (chamomile) on the mid-palate. These flavors carry on into the finish and the yeasty quality reappears. Palate: Soft and smooth; the carbonation seems, paradoxically, to explode on the tongue, adding a unique dimension the palate. Comment: Great complexity. Of the few 1000 or so beers Ive tried, this is my new favorite. Very few can top this. Tasted on 2 different days with consistent notes. When allowed to warm a bit, pear-like fruit comes through on the mid-palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LaPelos (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2017
Botella de 33cl. Aromas frutales y levadura. Sabor ligeramente dulce y amargo, cuerpo medio, suave. Final equilibrado amargo-alcohlico, seco y persistente. Una cerveza estupenda. Por ahora, la mejor tripel que he probado

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
castor010 (239) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Aromat - herbata. Piana - bardzo obfita, drobna, biała. Wysycenie średnie. W smaku coś więcej niż w aromacie, czyli jest pomarańcza, jest banan. Ale wszystkiego mało.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
basjansen14 (204) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Aroma: fruitig, moutig Smaak: moutig, banaan, klein beetje kruidig. Prima

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (174) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Pours a lively yellow with clean white head and high carbonation. Aroma is corn, wheat, cloves, coriander, gooseberry and lemon peel. Taste is sweet, with a long, slightly sour, long and bitter finish. Dry and fizzy on the tongue with hint of booze. Serious wheat beer with that lovely Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (541) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Both aroma and flavor are dominated by spice. Some grain as well in the taste, but mostly the spiciness of a good Belgian yeast strain, probably with an assist from the rye. I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (389) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
W aromacie figi, rodzynki, drożdże, fenole, słodko, przyjemnie. W wyglądzie brzoskwiniowe, mętne, lekka pianka zdobiąca szkło. W smaku słodkie, figowe, rodzynkowe, owocowe, drożdżowe, fenolowe, ułożone, smaczne. Ciało aksamitne, alkohol świetnie ukryty, degustacyjne. Bardzo przyjemny tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (275) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle pours light gold with sparkling white head. Aroma of banana like yeast esters. Tastes is light sweet and balanced. Clove like hints in the finish. Really good tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1822) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2017
Sample. Golden medium. Aroma is malt, corn, fruit. Taste same sweet and bitter. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Szulo (40) - Pock, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Barwa jasnozłota, bogata biała piana, średniotrwała. W aromacie słodko- mid, brzoskiwnia, winogrona i coś jakby guma do żucia. Smak wyraźnie korzenny bez jakiegoś wyraźnego alko, słodycz i znowu nuty gumy balonowej.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daenelyn (57) - - MAR 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2017 Robe blonde trouble mousse blanche abondante. Nez pic, crales. Bouche fruite, pice. Trs bonne triple

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