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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: 3321   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (714) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
Flaska p Bishop, rebro. Ljusorange, klar vtska med hgt vitt skum. Doft av citrus, citrusskal skumbanan, koriander, peppar. Stor kropp, fyllig. Ligger nra doften i smaken. Ganska stor beska och lite vrmande alkoholtoner i avslutningen. Relativt st. Trevlig!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
Thick cloudy golden color with dense storming activity. Extra foamy beige 2-3 finger head in a goblet, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with thick legs. Flavors of sweet grains, fresh lemon, apples, pears, floral spices. Bready sweetness with sharp citrus. Slick and smooth full body with almost champagne like carbonation. Strong finish, a little dry and vinous belgian yeast, with lingering coriander, clove, sweet fruits, wheaty malts, and peppercorn. Good freshness, but a little metallic, still providing lots of satisfaction and quite filling. Very flavorful with some nice intensity and balance. Overall excellent quality craft.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Boogiewood (9) - Buggenhout, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Love it. A joy to drink.hay, citrus, vanilla, smoke, golden, hazy, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1047) - Łdź, POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Kolor: jasnozłoty, klarowny.
Piana: bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dziurawi się, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: wyraźne aromaty drożdżowe, korzenne, fenolowe, sporo żłtych owocw, lekkie akcenty szampańskie.
Smak: średnia pełnia, wyraźna słodycz, sporo nut żłtych owocw, przypraw korzennych, niska goryczka, lekki alkohol.
Wysycenie: bardzo wysokie.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Laskicks (8) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016 does not count
Aroma has lemon and green forest. Taste is wheat and peach. Palate has resinous hops and sour lemon. Overall this is one of my favourite trappists.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luneylane (63) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 10, 2016
A bottle from the Cafe Bastille near Tai Power Building, drunk at home. Aroma: plenty of wheat in there, sweet, flowery. Appearance: clear, pale amber; head is minimal, but sticks around. Palate: medium-bodied, rather creamy, soft carbonation. Finishes long, pleasing balance of astringency and sweetness. Taste: extremely well-balanced, lemony and floral but not oversweet. The alcohol lurks in the shadows. Not my favourite type, but a very well-crafted beverage.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: slightly floral, but mostly citrus hops. Appearance: cloudy yellow with a lovely white thick head. Taste: slightly spiced with ginger with sweet malts followed by slight bitterness. One of the best common Belgians in my opinions.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (717) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2016
I bought this bottle in Paris, in a G7 supermarket. I drank it yesterday with a delicious meal. In my point of view, it is a really nice product. The body is yellow, creamy and troubled, thin and white foam, sparkling, relative high carbonation. The taste is perfect for a tripel, perfect side of malt, giving a side of fruits, banana, cloves, apricot, some hop and nice mix with the alcohol, wheat, perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (319) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
Goudgeel, helder, enorm actief koolzuur.... mooi om te zien in het glas. Witte foamy volle schuimkraag. Aroma: Fruit, groene appel, citrus......zelfs een cider hint. Belgische gist, banaan en koriander, vanille. Er gebeurt veel. Smaak: Licht metalig....dat vind ik altijd minder, Limoen schil, koriander, citrus, Belgische gist.....banaan maar ook weer een brettige hint. De bitter is heel subtiel. Mooie balans tussen fruitig zoet en zuur.....erg goed gedaan. Mondgevoel is heel zacht, body medium, afdronk is kruidig, fruitig en vrij kort. Alcohol merk je totaal niet.... fris en fruitig. Conclusie: klasse!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodkaiceland (3) - - SEP 26, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 Really fuckin good! Really fuckin good! Really fuckin good! Really fuckin good!


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