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

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RATINGS: 3275   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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3.8
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Poured a clear golden color, with some nice active carbonation streaming upwards to a full, creamy white head. The aroma was yeast, malt, light spice and fruit. The flavor was light yeast, banana and malt. Effortless mouthfeel. Well put together, just lacking personality.

4.2
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 This was a very good tripel, but I still feel that Chimay is better. It just didn’t smell or look as good as Chimay White does.

4.3
bedainedebiere (544) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 MERCI AUX GENS CONCERNES A LA SAQ! 3,70$ for 33cl bottle. Rich, sweet and fruity citrus taste. Some spices in the taste but is this added or a result of those 3 grains? Anyway, it is very tasteful, probably the best tripel I had. A reference.

4.4
cosmicpolly (27) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2009
Lovely beer from the first sip! The head stays quiet a long time before dissapearing. golden colour. The aroma smells overwhelming: a lot of wheat and floral hops and a bit of orange. Taste is almost the same as the smell: whea and fruity and very sparkling. My favourite triple? Perhaps?

3.9
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
Bière d’un jaune clair surmontée d’une fine mousse blanche crèmeuse qui s’estompe rapidement. Arôme de malt, de sucre candy, d’épices, de houblons floraux et herbacés et d’agrumes. Saveur de malt, de blé, d’alcool, de levure, de pomme, de sucrer candy et de houblons herbacés. Gazéificatioin intense composée de très fines bulles.

4.5
daleharshman (1075) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
75CL bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar (Escondido, CA). Had real difficulty getting the cork out of this one. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a giant and very white head. Very carbonated and has a rather champagne-like essence. Sweet and slightly musty aroma of yeast. Some spice and fruit in the nose -- apple, banana, and light citrus. Complex flavor of earthy yeast, banana, spices (clove and pepper). A very nice level of sweetness that never turns cloying. Alcohol is completely hidden -- be careful. Light mouthfeel with a great level of carbonation. A really fantastic tripel. This is the main one that turned my ex-girlfriend from a wine lover into a beer lover, too. Forget Miller -- this is the real "Champagne of Beers."

3.7
Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Orange/amber pour with good clarity. Half-inch persistent head. A lot of wheat on the aroma, as well a perfumy orange blossom, soft alcohol, some spicy and floral hops and a bit of lemon. Flavour is quite similar, but with the expected doughy belgian yeast coming through. Highly effervescent, very prickly. Some alcohol warming on the palate. The wheat put a spin on things, but otherwise this is just a typical belgian tripel, albeit quite a tasty one....

3.2
ha1ag (950) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2009
Bottled, tnx to Viktor! Color is hazy yellow, with thick creamy slightly off-white head. Nice lacing. Nose is fruity and slightly alcoholic. Aroma has fruits, malt. Flavour is dominated by sweet hops and alcohol. Carbonation gives it a pleasant mouthfeel and hops take care of the aftertaste. Nicely brewed triple, but I can’t see the many 4+’s. Alcohol is too much dominant for that.

4.2
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. poured a nice reddish yellow color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma was nice and spicy with lots of sweet malt and some clove. Taste was nice and refreshing with lots of sweet malt and clove. Very drinkable and good.

4.4
40ounce (1) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2009 does not count
My favorite Tripel so far. Golden color with nice carbonation. Great finish with hint of alcohol. Great mix of flavors.


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