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


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RATINGS: 3242   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
pootzboy (1779) - Kitchener, Ontario, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle - decants a golden hued hazed ale with a 3 finger meringue cap. lively natural carbonation, Medium bodied but light spritzy character - probably the result of both wheat and oats in the grain bill. Aroma is ambrosia - sweet toffee with succulent fruits, some citrus, musty yeast tones and spicey hopping. Flavour and mouth feel are lush, chewy malts in front well balanced with sharp hopping and big fruitiness - middle is complex where flavors develop...vanilla, peach, spice, citrus - finish goes dry and lightly bitter with a sharp hop bite at the end then a pleasing warming. Hides its alcohol well. A very pleasant, soothing and drinkable tripel.

mandrilo00 (124) - CROATIA - SEP 24, 2017

TorbenH (1082) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2017
pale, hazy, white foam, herbs, dough, basement aromas, full body, sticky, lively, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

Porcellini (52) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2017
Color amarillo, con espuma blanca de bastante retención. Nunca he visto una cerveza con tanta carbonatación, y se disfruta tanto visualmente como saboreándola. Olor y sabores a frutas, trigo, levadura y sobretodo diría que plátano. Final amargo. Voy a repetir muuucho de esta cerveza.

sephyrott (191) - - SEP 22, 2017
Pint from tap at Peters (Valladolid). Delicate but complex beer, with a mix of wheat, oat and barley that is appreciated. Yeasty and slightly hoppy

higgsbison (257) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Beautiful Belgium Yeast taste. Notes of banana. Amazing large and stable head. Pour carefully as it heads up incredibly and will easily overflow. Effervescent. Also it's 8.4% alcohol so you can get pretty trashed on it if you're not careful. However the alcohol taste is hidden well. Also high on the calories 252. But a truly awesome beer. My favorite tripel so far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

VueltaBirrista (127) - Murcia, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
Es rubia y exhibe una espuma blanquísima. En nariz levadura, cítricos y melocotón. En boca es una auténtica pasada. La combinación de los tres granos (cebada, trigo y avena) es un acierto absoluto y una vez que has bebido el primer trago ya no quieres parar de beber. Muy carbonatada y refrescante, pero a la vez disfrutas de maravillosos matices de frutas con hueso y plátano. Final alcohólico y muy seco, de esos que te hacen estar relamiéndote un buen rato.

biilz (124) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Дико карбонизированное пиво. Газы просто не дают почувствовать всю глубину вкуса. Но даже сквозь них можно почувствовать вкус цитруса. При жестких 8.4% алкоголь не чувствуется.

mousse_d_orge (1) - BRETIGNY, FRANCE - SEP 9, 2017 does not count
Une bière très agréable à boire qui je bois de préférence assez fraiche (elle garde tout son arôme) pour ne pas trop sentir alcool.

Barea (68) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2017
Aroma: spicy, malty, yeast, reins. Big white head, clear yellow color, oily texture. Taste: malty, fruity, yeast, very small bitterness, slight alcohol in the taste. Medium to full body. One good tripel.

beermastersasho (101) - - SEP 4, 2017
Extremely good beer, and not trappist!!! Nice golden colour, nice hay aroma and taste! So grainy and pure and bio! So fresh and tasty, combines with cheese, fruits, meat, salmon! Nice! Not so boozy, but balanced. It is smooth and drinkable! As it has to be, when you go to monastery (not to get drunk and fall down in the church). Good price and nice tulip glass, when hit - its singing like a church bell! For me is good for age in dark room/box.

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