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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3304   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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3.9
kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 750 mL bottle. Golden pour with a huge white fluffy head. Aroma of malt, grass and bread. Medium body with a taste of bread, Belgian yeast, slight hops and malt. Great dry, malty finish.

4.1
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with big fluffy off-white head. Aroma is very nice, some spice, citrus peel, a little funky, some barnyard, lemon grass, some grassy hoppiness, earthy, light malt, faint banana, a little alcohol spice. Flavor is very crisp and the same as what I mentioned above with faint tang. Mouth feel is light-medium body, very high fizzy carbonation....Overall, this beer is incredibly tasty and very easy to drink....Would be refreshing during the summer and will warm you up during the winter....A perfect all season beer!

4
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2009
Great looking beer golden in colour with a beautiful white head on top. Aroma is sweet, malty and cookie like with a crisp hint of herbs. Taste is bready with touches of peaches and banana. Aftertaste is sweet-malty with a fine touch of hops and pepper in the end.

3.6
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Lucent pale gold, ^co2.

Aroma: bright, pear, grass, pale malts.

Taste: fruity T1, spicy malt T2, citrus T3, bitter orange Tf.

4.1
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a foamy, thick, white head. Very lovely aroma of lemon, coriander, wheat and something peachy. Taste is slightly sweet, spicy and hoppy, moving to a long bitter finish. Really well balanced. Enormous amounts of carbonation gives this a creamy texture. Lovely beer.

4.2
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle, pours a hazy orange golden body with a huge often exploding yellow white head. Big yeast y notes, and spices are overly abundant even domineering within the head itself. Spicy pepper tones, cinnamon, and leather y fruit notes. Berries, with a tart apples and citrus tones. A fantastic Ale.

4.1
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours light golden with a nice off white head. Aroma is banana and lots of spice. Flavor is a nice blend of light malts, banana, light fruits and lots of spice. Good stuff.

4
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Golden blond, nice foamy head. Smells yeasty with a little spice and fruits. Tastes some caramel, peaches, citrus, some banana. a very well balanced tripel.

4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap @ Judges Bench-Ellicott City Md.-Light golden color w/a moderate white head. Sweet, dry hop aroma. Flavors of grass/grain/hay, banana, spice, reminded me a little bit of a Hefe. Light, dry, easy drinking brew. Very enjoyable; alcohol very well hidden, no Idea it was this high. Long dry finish; good brew!

4.7
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 Great beer. Great balance, great on the palate. Finish is almost perfect which prevents me from giving it the top rating. I must disclose that I am not big on the more fruity beers, so that is what moves it down a notch for me.


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