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


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RATINGS: 3399   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 This by far to this date is the best damn triple I have ever had sampled at DLD from a gaint bottle from some generous soul poured yellow and hazy with tight carbonated head of a million bubbles aromas of banana,,spices,citrus and malts the taste was sweet from all of the above just a truely out standing triple

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2009
Is there a better tripel than this? Not for me. Straw color, fluffy head, banana/clove in the nose, great sweet candy flavor, and tons of good alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
The pour is extremely carbonated, straw-to-golden, with lots of rather thin foam. It diminishes to a finger, then to a film, but leaves decent lacing as it goes. The first smell reminds me strongly of Westmalle, with really nice round ripe fruit (lychee or peach perhaps, with some citrus zest) and some peppery spice. Very effervescent. As it calms down, theres some herbal/grassy and some hay-like notes in there, but the fruit from the yeast dominates. In the mouth, it is round and full at first, with the ripe fruit from the aroma, almost like a sweet white wine; then, you feel the carbonation, and perhaps a bit of leafy hop astringency. The bitterness is assertive, definitely enough to dry out the flavour. It strikes a nice balance between sweet and bitter, fruit and spice, roundness and effervescence, what have you. Worth the price of admission.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6320) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
330 ml bottle. Clear golden with a big, foamy white head. Aroma is citric fruity, spicy and floral. Flavor is sweet, relatively light, but still complex. Malt, citric fruit, spicy and balanced bitter. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1211) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Creamy head, Aroma a bit yeasty. Teastes spicey, a little sweet. Finish bitterly, long, tasteful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 25, 2009
On tap. Yeasty earthy aroma. Light gold with barely a head. The flavor is sweet and sour with a typical Belgian yeasty flavor. Hints of fruit and spice round out the complex flavor. Medium to light bodied with an average carbonation. A very good Tripel that is incredible light and smooth for its alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1346) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2009
Ive been eying this one for a while now and finally decided to try it out. Has a nice foggy light golden color. Smell is full of malty hops. Hints of barley, yeast, and citrus. Has a citrus and malt flavor. Not too carbonated. Some yeast in the flavor. A little bite in the end that is nothing else but pleasant. Overall this was a good choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydian1 (1433) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 16, 2009
33cl bottle into tulip glass. A cloudy golden ale with a decent white head and nice lacing. Spicy warming yeasty aromas with orange peel predominating. Full bodied with complex flavours of honey malt, oranges and spicy/perfume hops with a very satisfying dry bitterness to the finish. Very well integrated with a smooth drinkability despite the ABV. I have not tasted a better Belgian Abbey ale than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, banana, malt, spices. Flavour is fruit, malt, citrus, banana, spices, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 10, 2009
One of the best tripels ever, no doubt. Fruity, spicy and yeasty, full bodied and just world class.

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