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


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RATINGS: 3401   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
pours a golden hue with a large white head that is mostly diminishing aroma of spices, malt, yeast and tropical fruits flavor is spicy with some barnyard in ir medium mouthfeel with light carb....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - APR 27, 2002
Enticing ripe aroma, slightly earthy, with hints of pear, golden delicious apple, and malt. Appearance is that of a belgian blond; golden clear body, thick frothy head. Once tasted, the complex character flashes notes of ripe, jammy pear, banana, orange, apple, with a texture similar to coconut juice, but really gets interesting when its nutmeg and subtle cinammon flavors become apparent. The sweet overtones are nicely balanced by sturdy woodiness and ample malt. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
It depends on brewery is making this beer as to the quality but always an interesting light delicate tripel and I dont think this beer ages well. Page 462 of Michael Jacksons Great Beer Guide and only 233 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eirikur (386) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 22, 2003
Beautiful beer in an even more beautiful glass. Nice, tight head holding fairly well. A little yeasty, no alcahol feel(wich is nice). Very nice full, well rounded body. And there are alot of fruits in the aftertaste. This beer is a little light but still it has that richness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchMark (386) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Very good triple. One of the best in the style I had. Good carbonation and taste of wheats, light fruit and Belgian yeast. Sweet but not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elosop (386) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Halmgul, dimmig med ordentlig skumkrona. Mkt jstaromer i doften. Bred "belgar"-smak med frmst banan, koriander samt lite gyllene humle p slutet. Den hga alkoholhalten vl kamouflerad. Eftersmaken sitter i lnge, frmst skumbanan med ngon lakritston. Inte den bsta frn Belgien, men p fat svrslagen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (384) - AUSTRIA - MAR 4, 2010
33cl bottle: Light orange colour with a bright white head. The aroma is really interesting, muscat grapes and lemons with a hint of acidity from the high carbonation. Delicate honey-like sweetness on the palate, flavours of alcohol (prunes) and spicy hops. Subtle yeast character, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Unclear yellow, with small white head. Sweet malty, yeasty citrus aroma. Flavour follows aroma perfectly. A true Belgian tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (382) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Voor de oudejaarsavond, Tripel Karmeliet 75 cl. uitgeschonken in Karmeliet bier glas. Goudgele enigszins mistige kleur, met een hoge witte schuimkraag. De geur is zeer fruitig en bloemig. De smaak is zacht fruitig, en licht droog, met tonen van bloesem, citrus en koriander. Unieke en verfijnde smaak voor een tripel. De alcohol van 8,4% is goed verborgen, door de zachte smaak drinkt dit bier heel makkelijk weg. De afdronk is niet heel lang maar lekker fruitig en droog, met hop smaak. De Tripel Karmeliet behoort tot de beste tripel bieren van Belgi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours a very nice cloudy gold with a huge, but quickly fading soapy white head. The nose is bready, with the wheat really coming through, also some fruit and floral spice. The flavor is excellent; wow, very well balanced. Lots of fruit presence, but its nicely restrained - apple, grapefruit, orange, grapes. This fruit character is nicely coupled with a wheaty spice, and a light, but bready malt backbone. The mouthfeel is pretty similar to thick champagne, with a sweet dry finish. This is an excellent beer.

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