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


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RATINGS: 3321   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 (620) - 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 18/20
MAGICuenca (2) - Arucas, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016 does not count
Gran descubrimiento. Haba odo hablar mucho de ella y por fin pude probarla. Una cerveza con cuerpo y con un sabor a trigo espectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerclubsa (119) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2016
330ml from Vergelegen Tops. Pours a clear yellow wih a white head that lasts for days. Aromas of pear, berries, white pepper. Palate has a full body and medium carbonation. Flavours of citrus with a fast-rising hop bitterness that lingers, with some alcohol warmth that is very pleasing. Long, fruity bitter finish. Fantastic example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (162) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2016
0,33l bottle from Belgiuminabox. Pours surprisingly light yellow colour with a lot of head. Aroma of malts, banana, vanilla, oats, belgian yeast. Sweet, a bit bitter, sharp taste, medium body. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMuse10 (43) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2016
Un valor seguro. Muy bonita con carbonatacion viva y una espuma enorme. En nariz pera, manzana, banana. Galleta. Muy agradable. En boca es muy dulce. Donde est el alcohol? Integrado a la perfeccion. Peligrosisima

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlutonowyMan (559) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Kolor złoty, delikatnie mętny. Piana biała, drobnoziarnista, wysoka i trwała, pozostawia sporo zdobien. Aromat owocowy, z lekką nutą bananową, i akcentami wiejskimi. Smak: podobnie jak w aromacie, wyraźna owocowość z nutą banana, wanilia i akcenty wiejskie. Alkohol idealnie ukryty. Nasycenie wysokie, tutaj pasuje.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of banana, vinous, some vanilla, malty. Pours clear golden with white head, not lasting. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ sweet. Medium body, oily feel, eatery vinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (1169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2016
Copenhagen 21/11 2016. 75 cl bottle from Meny. Some rural scene with momen farming printed directly on the bottle (Wheat I presume). Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with unstable white head. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet banana and citric fruit with a slightly metallic touch. Fairly strong carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor has a sweet lemonade touch followed by fruity sourness and bitterness. Aftertaste is a little sweet with sour overtones. Immensly nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chap95 (95) - - NOV 20, 2016
Jasnozłote z bardzo obfitą pianą, redukuje się do obrączki, lekki lacing. W aromacie zboża, imbir, kolendra, goździki, trochę bananw, lekka cytrusowość. Dość słodkie, przyprawowe, po ogrzaniu alkohol. Wysycenie wysokie, mimo to całkiem gładkie, nie szczypie aż tak bardzo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ston3s42 (224) - - NOV 19, 2016
Hazy golden appearance with lots of foam. Tastes of wheat and candisugar. Medium-heavy body, aggressive carbonation and a finish of sweet wheat. Quite triply, and little taste of alcohol

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