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


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RATINGS: 3342   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, - MAY 6, 2013
Yellow haze with a great large foamy top. The smell is actually floral and hops, not sweet but a bit sour and the taste is good aswell, similarly sour bitter again not sweet with a nice palate. Alcohol does not overpower and this is a big beer, but I do not plan to revisit this since the taste seems dispirited and grave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (404) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle poured with the Waytap. Clear yellow with white head. Nose of belgian yeast and spices. Taste is pale malt, belgian yeast and intense spicyness. Kind of coriander even though not in the beer. Good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (65) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
Very rich in flavours: malts, fruits, wheat as well which adds to the warm, soft taste. Mouthfeel thick but rather carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrh2254 (14) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Beer hawk 33cl bottle. Suggest this beer needs to be chilled before opening. On opening froth immediately came out of the bottle. I needed four large glasses to get the beer poured with froth rising up the glass. Perseverance paid off as the liquid was pleasant. Slightly sweet and bubblegum flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (375) - AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a nearly clear light golden with a huge, rather quickly disappearing white head. Very, very citrusy aroma, reminiscent of lemon lemonade. Medium to full body with a fizzy carbonation, a medium sweetness and a light sweetness that enhances towards the finish. Flavor of sweet malts, again with the citric notes, however a little artificial, some ripe stone fruits and bitter spices. Pretty light for the ABV but with a too long lasting bitterness to be refreshing. I12 A8 O3 T6 M3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boufhmong (6) - Vermelles, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2017 does not count
Cest lune des plus clbres bire belge, elle se distingue par son subtil arme de vanille et de banane. Cest ma bire prfre ce jour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MAGICuenca91 (22) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
Una grandsima cerveza. A da de hoy, de las que he probado considero que es la mejor. Grandsimas cualidades y un sabor diferente con toques afrutados. Obligatorio probarla!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - JAN 9, 2017
Очень вкусный мягкий Бельгий& трипль, красивы& цвет, приятны& аромат и отличны& вкус, приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& оч качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 12.04.2016. (Bottle 0,33/ 8,4%)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
guitambascia (6) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 7, 2017 does not count
Uma das Tripel que mais gosto! Dourada, levemente turva, espuma bem formada e de boa reteno! Aroma condimentado lembrando especiarias como cravo e puxado pro malte! Paladar adocicado e condimentado, com evidncia de leveduras belgas! Final seco!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma has wood, caramel, yeast, fruits and malt. Taste is malty with long a bit bitter and sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, yeast, fruits, malt, wood and spices. Very nice tripel indeed. Finally this one is now rated too.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tanel025 (17) - ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2017
Nice aroma. Very thick white head. Medium sweet, easy drinkable, would certainly drink again.

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