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

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RATINGS: 3272   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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4.2
mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 8, 2009
I ’ve got nothing new to say about this excelent tripel. One of my best beers in general and one of the top 3 tripels ever.

3.8
wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
33 cl. @ Home, pours deep golden, medium white head. The head vanishes rapidly. Nose is very fruity, and malty. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Medium Long finish, nice beer!

3.7
chrisv10 (18495) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2009
33cl bottle. Deep golden body with big white head. Flavour is fruit, caramel, sweet and hops.

3.6
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2009
@La Brasserie Cathedrale, Liege. Deep gold colour with small head. Malty aroma. Fine flavour, but quite aggressive palate with acidic carbonation. Nevertheless a fine and filling beer.

4.5
rlxx (5) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2009 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Great Appearance with an inviting nose, very easy to drink trippel that leaves you with strong taste to open the next one ... my daily "slaapmuts"

3.9
hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours golden pour with quite possibly the biggest head I’ve seen. Very bubbly. Strong aroma of yeast and malts. Flavor of orange peel, malt, and a bit of spice. Nicely balanced and a good mouth feel. Finish remains balanced between sweet and bitter. Very nice beer overall.

4.4
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
( 330ml bottle) Pours clear yellow with a huge head and a foam that coats the glass. A very effervescent beer. Nose of pepper, grass, oats, and spicy yeast. The taste is an oily, sticky, sweet nectar of the gods with mixtures of white pepper and grains. This beer is very carbonated in a great way, and just delicious. One of the world’s best tripels.

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SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2009
750ml bottle shared by my brother in law. Pours a bright golden color with a white fizzy head. nose is lightly sweet but with a dry yeasty note mixed in as well. Light straw and grain also present. Palate is smooth with a light dryness; crisp. Flavors of the light sweet malt note and yeast show up and there is a nice crisp feeling. It is not overly syrupy nor overly dry, but both aspects are present.

4.2
hayduke (5676) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
From a 750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased from Paul’ Grocery in McCall, ID, this poured a cloudy apricot color with a big long lasting off-white head and very serious lacing rings. The nose is of ripe fruit with apricot dominating. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is very complex with ripe fruit, caramel, spices, and citrus. An exceptional beer.

3.9
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2009
330 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA. Pours a hazy peach color with lots of carbonation visible and a few very small white floaties. Large head with good head retention and lacing. Bready, yeasty aroma with light fruity notes. Taste is bread, caramel, spice, light fruit and nutty notes. Full bodied. Slight alcohol warmth. Good beer.


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