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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3259   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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3.7
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes de levure épicée. Robe dorée, très peu de mousse (un peu décevant pour le style). Belle rondeur en bouche, la levure épicée accompagne un malt légèrement sucré. Finale légèrement amère de houblon européen. Une bonne triple classique.

3.8
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with white head. Sweet malts, candy sugar, banana, lemon zest, spice, clove, and bits of pepper and bread. Mostly sweet and fruity. Very nice, quite good.

4.2
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is malty with some sugar notes. Light hop aromas round it out well. Taste is slightly sweet with a lemony bitter/sour flavor that ends dry. Strong and excellent tripel.

4.3
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Rating #1000. I finally tried this beer. Golden pour, big fuzzy head. Aromas of malt, yeast, fruit, honey and spices. Flavor is crisp, frutiy, yeasty, and pretty damn delicious. Was even more fun to drink it out of the cool as hell TK glass. beer god? Hardly. Beer lover? Hell yeah baby!!!

3.9
pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at Case & Keg Boca Raton, FL for $4.50 Excellent.

4
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Enjoyed at Dressels Pub. What a good beer! Pours a clear florescent orange with a small but lasting light head. Amazing lacing, more like window shades in that it covers the glass all the way down as it was emptied. Aroma was so nice. Lots of spices particularly clove. It was also very crisp. Clove also lead the flavor along with fruit, pepper, yeast, and spices. There was a distinct dry flavor that I couldn’t put my finger on. Plenty of alcohol, too. A delicious and amazingly well crafted beer. This is not a 'big' beer and not an imperial but it is just amazingly good.

4
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On-tap at Stone. Awesome brew.Pours clear, golden yellow with a thin, fizzy white head. Smells sweet malty, slightly floral with some honey. Tastes of honey and light sweet malts, slight alcohol zing on the finish. Some coriander and citrus spice on the finish as well. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.7
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I can’t really remember all the flavors.

4
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a light and slightly hazy golden yellow with a big billowy white head. Aroma is very grassy and floral with a nice bit of light citrus fruitiness. Lots of wheat and malty. Flavor starts out with some sweet and candy like sugar. Also a lot of coriander and spices that stay through the finish. Finishes a bit bready with wheat and floral but a bit of alcohol as well. Medium body and lively carbonation. Very nicely balanced abbey ale that is smooth from start to finish

3.7
finol (3466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
Bottled served in original glas @ Akkurat. It is brewed with three kinds of grains, in my oppinion the wheat dominates he flavour.


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