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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3414   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle at rhus lfestival 2008. Pours a clear clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is flowery and yeasty. Flavour is sweet, flowery, fruity and yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Golden pour with a full fluffy white head. Aroma of coriander, some orange peel. Flavors include sweet non-fermented malt, coriander, and a lot of other spices, maybe cinnamon? Also some notes of oats and wheat in the finish. Good carbonation. Alcohol is also well hidden. Good brew. Would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle at Quinns, 26th April 2008 with Mes and reakt. Golden with a good white head. Grainy aroma and a standard sweet, soft citrus-tinged flavour, but enlivened by a great aniseed and fennel hit at the back of throat. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 12oz bottle. dark golden pour, huge white fluffy head, even after chilling for some time. carbonation is high, slight cloudiness is enjoyable for the eye- visible yeast floaters too. flavor is nicely balanced; fruity and also spicy with a nice hops presence. Overall, a great beer I wouldnt mind enjoying again, even at 4.50 per bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2008
On draught at the Map Room in Chicago. Golden yellow color with big frothy white head. Nice aroma of sweet sugar and citrus and spices. Sweet taste with floral accents. Fizzy, sticky mouthfeel, very smooth. A great tripel!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2008
On tap...lemony yellow pour with a natural sweetness and citrusy aroma. Flavor has a decent level of spice...slight banana and yeast. Palate is right down the middle...not thick or thin. A good beer that I wouldn’t mind having again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2175) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Golden. Lots of head. Very fizzy/bubbly. Slightly cloudy. Aroma: Grain/wheat. Bit of fruit. Banana. Taste: Hopsy. Ripe fruit. Bit of malt. Bitter. Info: 330ml bottle, 31/7-2006, 139/300, 73/500

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
(reviewed by my wife) I cant describe the aroma... smooth refreshing crisp. pours like liquid gold with colors shimmering in the light like prisms in the sunlight. Flavor smooth and rewarding and lind lingering like a lovers long kiss. Ill add: Spicy and fruity.Very drinkable not too yeasty and not too much acohol flavour like some tripels.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2008
cloudy scent is of fruit and citrus with some spices as well. there is a hit of correander. alcohol is pretty well hidden. finish is of citrus and spice. Very nice beer. I will buy this again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
On tap at Toronado in San Diego. Aromas of funky sweaty socks. Yeasty flavors common of a trippel but a little more mellow then I expected. Still nice.


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