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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3344   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
750ml. Spicy floral aroma and the wheat comes through nicely. Great color. Really classic and well done tripel. Nothing bad to say except that it was a little too carbonated, which made it difficult to taste everything. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
2-10-08 tap
Orange pour with no real head. Floral and fresh malty aroma with wheat and Belgian hints too. Reminds me of the flavor found in many Hefeweizens - the yeasty clove taste in the finish especially. Thick gauze-like palate - almost absorbant in a way. Overall, pretty decent but it just isnt my style of choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Rich orangish honey colored beer with very little head on it. Mildly malty, wheaty nose to it. Light but noticeable belgian yeast in the smell as well. Flavor is malty, caramelly and of light alcohol. Somewhat creamy and tastes of smooth maltiness and belgian yeast. Decent, but not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4142) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Draft at the Bistro; Nose of caramel, yeast, vanilla, and spices; Clear gold with a small off-white head; flavor of cloves, caramel, and pepperiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScoWRee (416) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours hazy golden with a hughe fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Taste is carbinted, lemon spice, remiinds me of soda. A little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Golden pour with a white head. Floral hop and light fruit aroma. Spices and light fruit in the flavor. The alcohol is very well hidden here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2008
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
750ml. Wow! Pours golden with an active white head. Aroma is mostly sweet fruit with the slightest notion of spice. Body follows suit with more descript fruit such as banana, apple, strawberry. Hides alcohol very well. Very drinkable. Would probably be a good belgian introductory beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
33 cl. bottle poured into tulip glass, wow this is a very good triple, starts off with nice fluffy head that settles down to an opaque film, golden color with very nice aroma and very smooth floral taste, finish is excellent, alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellsinghtx (31) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
bottle 33cl: nice white head and very fruty and bready aroma. the taste is great. it feels very good in your mouth. this is one of the better beers.

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