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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3397   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kdd230 (61) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Pours a caramel brown with a good, white retentive head. Aromas of yeast, smoke and spice. A fruity and yeasty taste. Complex and pleasant. A good tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pale, yellow gold body with massive head. Took a couple of pours to finally get it all in the glass. Looks very much alive. Smell: Spicy, citrus-like aspect. Taste: Light-bodied yet flavorful with a spicy, peppery taste. Mouthfeel: Fairly active carbonation in the palate but thats good, feels alive. Citrus fruit & pepper are dominant, theres a bready, yeast-like finish to it with some clove in for good measure. Reviewed on: 03-07-2008

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Pinho (233) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
Pours clear golden with a large, creamy and lacy white head. Really nice and refreshing aroma. Sweet, but well balanced. Smooth with good carbonation. Very good tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rferrey (111) - Huelva, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2017
Triple muy muy buena, sabores malteados, aroma a platano y carbonatacion destacable. Alcohol perfectamente integrado, muy recomendable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2986) - 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)

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emincems (72) - - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: APR 21, 2017 bottle. nice citrus and banana taste, very good warming mouth feel. I think they should update their glass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorita (28) - SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017
Fresh and fruity aroma, sweet and creamy in mouth with vainilla and banana notes. Tasted in Olut club the cata.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alrick (122) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2017
Goteuse, savoureuse et forte sans tre agressive. Un vritable classique, un must la pression !

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarrach76 (210) - 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.


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