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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3383   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2009
Golden en couleur with white mousse. smell is sweet and malty too. There is honey and some spices in it i guess. taste is very nice and long in the aftertaste. like this beer very much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2009
This is good. 300ml bottle served in a tulip. Wheat blonde in color. Slight haze. Massive head of tight bubbles. Sweet belgian aroma. Complex wheat notes. Flavor is sweet wheat. Quite carbonated. Slightly slick mouthfeel with a long, oily finish. I felt like a belgian tonight and this certainly satisfies.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Bottle, 33 cl. Blonde-golden beer with huge white lasting creamy head. Smell is very unique: a fantastic grain smell! However, I drunk this one from a Vondel-glass (similar to the Duvel glass) and there the aroma was less strong than in the Karmeliet-glass. The taste is also great and fantastic: a beautiful full grainy taste in your mouth, with a long and enjoyable finish. Drinking this beer is just relaxing and enjoying the whole time! (Hint: dont serve it too cold, as is destroys the good taste you have).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
I had this after a long day and got a headache immediately after drinking. Not sure why, this beer was decent and sharp. Will try again at a different time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1633) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2009
large frothy white head. good lacing. mostly lasting. sparkling thick dark yellow body. aroma: light yeasty, banana, apple, honey and fig. if: moderate sweet and light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter. average duration. palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, metallic finish. corpo translcido, dulor frutado, agradvel, bem menos enjoativo que de outras do estilo; esconde bem o lcool(que aparece no final do gole, harmonizado, como em um vinho branco, onde se sente o lcool de uma forma agradvel e refrescante), encorpada refrescante, feita com 3 cereais: trigo, aveia e cevada; quase to encorpada quanto uma heizen; toques de banana e figo no paladar; 110s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2009
Nice clear golden with a huge dense white head. Aroma is sweet malty, lightly fruity with notes of vanilla powder and caramell. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and delivers flavours of toffe, vanillapowder, refreshing apples and Bosteels very characteristic sweet malt character. Sweet but still manages to be refreshing and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8629) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. The color was cloudy light yellow. Large white head. Citrus, vanilla, detergent, soap, and yeast in the aroma. The taste was pretty sweet and tasty. Citrus, spices and detergents. Stable in every way. Dry finish with a quite strong alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Super pale yellow color with a big voluminous head. Slightly skunky, raw hop aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6287) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Towering white head on top of a hazy golden beer. Aroma of oats, grain, spice, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is thinner than expected with a lot of oats and vanilla. Somewhat fruity and spicy. Enjoyable, but something seems just slightly off. The finish is nice. Ill try this one again when I can really obsess over it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Golden colour with a huge white head. Malty aroma with notes of lemon and clove. The flavour is sweet, malty and citric, notes of clove and yeast, slightly bitter finish. Clean and smooth mouthfeel.

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