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


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RATINGS: 3333   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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Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Clear amber color, huge white head. It's got that bottle conditioned aroma, with spice and perfume. Sweet, floral, spicy taste. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. A really great beer. At 8% a six-pack would be great--NOW THAT's WHAT I CALL VALUE!!!!11111

herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Very wine like taste which is good but a little weak. Dissolves on the tongue a little too quickly.

drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2002
This is by far the most mellow Tripel I've tasted. While still cold this beer is kinda malty, kinda hoppy, just really nice. As it nears room temperature cloves rear their heads like nuns at a rosary sale. Untraditional clove taste...almost potpouree...tastes similar to strong sausage spices.

muzzlehatch (4977) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Bright, bright orange color, big lasting head, cloudy. Nose citrusy, orange and lime, understated but pleasant. Flavor also "light", sweet, malty but extremely nice, honey and almonds and oranges and vanilla. Finish smooth, sweet, short. Really lovely, different kind of tripel; great.

mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2002
Lightly spiced aroma & completely clear. Flavour is a little light with slight sourness & some corriander. Nice aftertaste & very warming.

SilkTork (5968) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012
Sept, 2002 Pale golden colour. Nose is sherbety and spicy, with hints of vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and coriander, plus bubblegum and a touch of soap. In the mouth it is quite honey sweet balanced by sour citrus-fruit notes - lemon and lime, with a touch of pineapple. Finish is citrusy, sweet and cloying. Chewy-thick, with a power taste suggesting a much higher alcohol content. [2.5]
June, 2012 330ml bottle Chrissie brought back from Bruge. Hazy blonde with foamy head. OK. Yeasty, wheaty nose with banana esters and woody and citric notes - some soap, faint spice, dry, mildly alcoholic. OK. Mouthfeel is dry, chalky, mildly alcoholic, some carbonation prickles. OK. Flavour is soft, with entwined and attractive notes of vanilla, citrus, flowers, soap and faint chocolate. The combination of all the elements is softly attractive and beguiling, though not especially impressive. It’s a good, drinkable strong pale ale, rather like Duvel or Chimay White, and worth exploring further. I certainly enjoyed and appreciated it more this time than I did 10 years ago. [3.3]

stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2002
Very big and nice head with a fruity aroma. Fruity taste, a little bitter...

Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2002
I dedicate this beer to a new life that will in time touch many lifes ' Venom', this beer is for your 'Beautiful New One'. I also dedicate this beer to one who has touched many lifes, and certainly enriched my life, My Mother-In_Law 'Who next to my Mother was the Sweetest most gentle of God's lambs. One of God's Angels came and took her to heaven this morning, Julia Maxine Wills, 'I love You and Will miss you', and 'Sweetie', this beer is also is for you, even if you didn't like me drinking!.

Pours a clear dark gold, the head large and frothy, the lace in thick sheets. Nose is citrus, malt, fruity, a tad earthy, the front is malt sweet, the top light. Very dry and astrigent finish, wineish, lightly hopped, nice 'warmer', and a quite complex beer. Ranks #292 on my current 1000 beer master list.

diabel (1727) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2002

AndersR (196) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2002
Deep orange color, nice lasting head. The taste? Mmmm.. the taste! Sweet and complex with spicy hints of hop and herbs. Wonderful long aftertaste. A marvellous beer!

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