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


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RATINGS: 3348   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a pale straw color with a towering four finger head, even with a very gentle pour. Im not sure the head is ever going to fade away. The lacing that is left behind is thick and chunky. Smell; very floral with lots of tropical fruits. Some gentle spices come out, along with a bit of citrus and earthy yeastiness. Taste; this is a very sweet and fruity tripel, with oranges, peaches, apricots and many others that I cant place. The yeasts add a bit of chalkiness, and the spices are a touch peppery, with almost no alcohol noticeable in the profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and drinkability is very good, but with the sweetness and abundance of fruit flavors I would not be able to drink more than one of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2012
fles 33cl. Kleur: helder goudegeel met een flinke witte schuimkraag. Geur: zoet en fruitig. Smaak: Zoet en fruitig. Sinaasappel? Licht bittere nasmaak. Prikkelend. Flink wat koolzuur. Erg lekker!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (370) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cokolwiek11 (369) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Golden colour clear beer with big white head. Aroma: smells wonderfull: white grapes, peach, banana, floral, white wine. Taste: light to medium sweetness, light to med floral bitterness. Flavours similiar as in aroma, altough I dont really like this bitterness. Palate: light body, dry, high lively carbonation. Overall: I prefer sweeter tripel from westmalle. Its pretty good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
golden, hazy, white foam, hay, citrus, leaves, ginger, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Belgium goes all in. Bitter, sweet, malty, thick, vanilla, banana, citrus and dry. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2005
33 cl bottle; Huge, puffy, white head on top on a golden slightly hazy ale. Yeasty, spicy, flowery, sweet aroma. Sweet complex flavor with warming alcohol and perfect balancing bitterness. Powerful champagne-like carbonation without being annoying. Maybe a bit too sweet, but otherwise the tripel that any other should be measured against. I love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (367) - Killarney, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2015
sampled at a beer tasting - pours golden with white head. Aroma - cloves/banana; Taste - cloves/yeast/banana - very highly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
MMMMMMMM. A great example. Even if you cant get it in certain, famous Belgian bars, the Tripel Karmeliet is worth seeking out and exploring. Hypnotic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
Great effervescence. Little hop flavor. No alcohol burn at all. Great and refreshing example of a tripel.

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