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

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RATINGS: 3428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, - DEC 4, 2006
Wow this was quite an experience! Some people told me that I should try this one so I bought it immediatly and drank it the same evening. Very big white head. Sweet, fruity notes with a great palate in the mouth. I almost didn’t noticed that there was 8% alcohol in it. Can’t wait to drink this one on tap.


4.4
bohitomi (6) - - JUN 26, 2017 does not count
Sweetish warm taste for the first sip. Easy to drink. Slight citrus aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
DonGregorio (375) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow beer with large creamy, frothy head. Aroma is spice, clove, phenolic, yeasty, with notes of banana. Taste is medium- sweet, light bitter, phenolic, spice, clove, banana, light citrus, some pear, peach. Spicy, peppery finish with notes of fruits and alcohol. Medium to full body, average to lively carbonation. Very good, but not my favourite tripel.

4.3
ordybill (1746) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a slightly hazy gold color with a medium sized white head. There is a ton of carbonation. The aroma is bananas, wheat and cloves. The taste is sweet bread with bananas and maybe some peaches.

4.2
rodsquad (227) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from Beerhawk. Clear vibrant light gold with fluffy white head. Heaps of gorgeous looking refreshing bubbles. With a head like that you’re going to get plenty on the nose. I get scents of fresh zesty orange a light herby spice and sweet warm toffee sauce. So far so very good. Take a sip and get warm fruity oranginess and cloves fizzing in my chest. It’s peppery in a Belgian way and very reminiscent of a Witbier. A light body with crisp sharp carbonation builds refreshment levels leaving a little oilyness on the lips. This is a brilliantly bright refreshing crisp beer with a softening fluffy top and a warming spice finish. Damn near as perfect an example of Belgian brewing as I’ve experienced. Was like an amplified Witbier.

4.2
Gubihumle (600) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2017
Farven er gylden gul og let uklar, medens skumkronen er cremet og hvid. Aromaen og smagen er brød, banan, pære, krydderier (koriander?) og citrus. Det er i den grad en god øl.

4
NiklasT (33) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2017
Light yellow, with thick white head. Aroma sweet and yeasty. Nice continued balance between sweetness, fruity yeast and some spice in the taste. The sweetness then goes aways quickly and the finish is dry. Classical tripel!

3.2
nutjes (875) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Helder goudblond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Koriander, granen en gist. S: Moutzoet met een zeer lichte bitterheid. Te veel koriander naar mijn en ook wat esterig. Ook een beetje alcoholwarmte. M: Medium body en medium carbonatie.

3.7
ciupakabra (102) - - JUN 13, 2017
Kolor: Jasnozłoty, mglisty. Piana: Biała, bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, opada dość szybko, ale zostaje ładny kożuszek, elegancki lacing. Zapach: Bardzo delikatny, słód, banany, wanilia i subtelne cytrusy. Smak: Słodki, bananowy, drożdżowy, lekko cytrusowy. Dobrze ukryty alkohol, spore wysycenie. Ogólnie piwo jest zadziwiająco lekkie i pijalne.

4.2
Beamer (45) - - JUN 11, 2017
Zoet biertje, zeker niet bitter. Een alleman vriend. Zijn er goed meer van te drinken ondanks de stevige smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
dropi6 (401) - POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Pours pale, hazy, massive head. Caramel, malty, banana, cloves, vanilla, yeast, alcohol. Very sweet, little bitter. Full body, fizzy. Nice classic.


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