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


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RATINGS: 3383   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Pint at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London in July 2009 - And Bottles - Pale yellowy amber. Malty; wheaty, oaty; apparently uses wheat, barley & oat grains. Very Spicy (clove, coriander & vanilla) and Yeasty. Fruity; oranges, lemon. Honey. Smooth and quite sweet. Alcohol well disguised. Easy drinking for its ABV. Lovely. Very good. Terrific beer! (2009-07)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vsyrbu (68) - MOLDOVA - FEB 2, 2017
one of the best of Belgiums beer for me. White beautiful rack foam. The aroma of citrus, banana and flowers. Rich and balanced flavor with the same fruits and flowers. A little hop and a nice warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
emincems (56) - - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 bottle. nice citrus and banana taste, very good warming mouth feel. I think they should update their glass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorita (23) - SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017
Fresh and fruity aroma, sweet and creamy in mouth with vainilla and banana notes. Tasted in Olut club the cata.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alrick (102) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2017
Goteuse, savoureuse et forte sans tre agressive. Un vritable classique, un must la pression !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarrach76 (187) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2017
Superbe blonde tout juste dore, bien translucide, avec une mousse blanche bien paisse avec de belles bulles. Le nez est une promesse. Des malts caramel extrmement gourmands et frais, des crales chaudes bien arrondis par lusage davoine et de froment en plus de lorge, du raisin, de la prune, de la mirabelle, de belles notes de framboise, de groseille, de coriandre, de pamplemousse, de citron vert et dorange, de vanille, de banane et de miel... Les armes sont vritablement soyeux, doux, ronds, pleins et chauds... La bouche transcende le nez : les saveurs sont douces comme un slow de Scorpion tandis que lalcool claque comme un blast beat de Napalm Death ! Une main de fer dans un gant de velours. Les 8.4% sont monstrueux de justesse, ils portent les armes leur paroxysme. La texture est ronde, chaude, liquoreuse, la carbonatation est vive tandis que lamertume est lgre mais longue et les sucres riches. On retrouve aussi des saveurs poivres voir mentholes qui pimentent le palet. La longueur est divine, sur lalcool, les 3 grains, les sucres des malts, une lgre amertume et le poivre. Une triple parfaite tous les niveaux, que ce soit les armes complexes, les saveurs parfaitement quilibres, un alcool de trs haut niveau, une arrire-bouche qui laisse des traces et un houblonnage juste. Le top-niveau, indniablement. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgrtnr (61) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2017 330 ml bottle, served in original glass at de Kroeg, Antwerp. Unique aroma. Very yeasty; cereal, banana and vanilla aroma. Rather sweet and fruity, slightly bitter. Medium carbonation. Long aftertaste. If served at the right temperature (6 - 9 C), the alcohol taste is hidden. Nice Tripel, very different from other Tripel beers, because it is brewed with oat, wheat and barley. Nice Tripel. Reminds me in some way on a Weizenbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (1131) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja. Murky yellow to golden, small off-white head. Floral, grain & honey aroma, some banana, citrus and elderberry. Spicy, husky, alcohol. Harsh, medium to full body, medium carbonation, yeasty, fruity finish, elder again. Good tripel, a classic, quite impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Full white head. Smells sweet and yeasty. Taste of lemons This is carbonated. Smooth on the palate. Overall this is nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klipper13 (9) - SPAIN - JAN 21, 2017 does not count
Bought for 2.7 in hipercor, Spain. Pours light golden and a bit cloudy liquid. Aroma is very citric and also some alcohol. The carbonation is good in quality and quantity. It has a huge head that last arround 1 min. The taste is full of flavours and the 8,4% of alcohol is well hidden. Overall a great beer, is a strong beer but very drinkable. I would drink again.

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