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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3319   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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caesar (7469) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Together with Westmalle Tripel, a classic, the archetype of how I like my tripel. Great fruity aroma of orange peel, coriander, spicy yeast, bit grainy. Dry taste, slight sweet, fruity, bit spicy. Perfectly balanced. Awesome.

4
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 Complex aroma with spices, malts and wheat. Hazy, yellow color, white head, good lace. Sweet, bread and light hops. Very drinkable, very well balanced, looking good.

3.8
joet (2678) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Sweet and complex pencil eraser aroma starts a malty, alcoholic, smoky rich blend of flavors. It’s compelling -- I’ll definitely be back.

4.3
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2001
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2.7
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2001
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2.4
The Friar99 (223) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2001
Don't judge the beer by my rating. I'm sure that lots of people like it, but the taste just isn't for me.

3.6
Bov (13456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 re-rated; from Bier-Bienne - light hazy blond beer with a moderate foam left; very estery fruity aroma with notes of marzipan and marmalade; pretty sweet , fairly carbonated; chewy finish with pretty lot of residual sugars and more estery fruity notes; spicy

12/2000 - clear, cloudy, nice head, deep orange and perfumy aroma, sweet and spicy flavor, long aftertaste - absolutely marvelous !


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