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


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RATINGS: 3228   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 26, 2014
330ml bottle poured into tulip. Massive cream-colored head sits atop hazy golden beer. Spotty lacing is left behind after settling. Aroma is yeasty, floral phenols, honey, alcohol, pepper, and grain. Taste is spicy alcohol, herbal, grain, and some fruity flavors that are between tropical and stone. Medium-full body, beautifully creamy texture, prickly carbonation, warming, drying finish from husks and alcohol.

saintbase2 (703) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

geolgau (300) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 22, 2017
Aroma: fruity and yeasty, a bit tamer than I expected. Wheat, coriander, flowers, bananas, honey, and a hint of citrus. Crispy and juicy, sweet but balanced with a bit of bitterness. Taste is sweet and spicy, with orange zest, yeast, light grapefruit and grassy hops. Very well made.

Benters (14) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with average carbonation. Big Belgian yeasty aroma - bananas, hint of vanilla, fruity and strong alcoholic. Taste follows the nose, fruity and warming alcohol but not too overpowering thanks to its refreshing carbonation. Dry finish. Great Tripel.

konungen (613) - - AUG 19, 2017
Guldfärgad, vitt skum, jäst, kryddig, citrus, banan, söt. Riktigt bra och verkligen njutbar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rollo73 (0) - - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Parfumeret og frisk øl. Skummet forsvinder ret hurtigt. Noget mere blomsteragtig end andre tripler, men skønt med diversitet.

Lupulus13 (4) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017 does not count
Great trippel with complex flavor. Bought at Albert Heijns and poured in non-trad glass

Mister_Li (1418) - GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Trübes Gelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, leicht süßlich, fruchtig, reife Banane, pfeffrig, leicht trocken.

sebsky (171) - ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
33o ml bottle @home,bb 03/05/2019. Light orange,slightly hazy,streams of bubbles. Large snow-white,smooth head. Citrus,banana,yeast,vanilla,clove,lurking alcohol aroma. Balanced taste - citrus,yeast,banana. Well hidden alcohol,fizzy.

rumore (582) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 11, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours crisp gold with very fine white foam. Aroma is banana, orange peel, very fruity. Body is slightly dense. Taste is definitely sweet, low bitterness, quite some tangy. Finish is not particularly long, but sweet and a little liquor-like.

eric_vc (1) - - AUG 7, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 This Beer is one of my favorites with trappist. You have The Glass first look Like a calice , where blonde bubles permanently generate foam. The taste are long and express a feeling of feed (don’t need to eet after 1-2 beers ) and happiness. This Beer IS not a the best choice for women as It is quite strong and the opposite of fruit taste.

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