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


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RATINGS: 3258   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (1146) - Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2012
Noticed the floral aroma. Just the right amount of sweetness and balance with the taste. Only average on the appearance, but where it matters -- a good tripel.

tedovertu (302) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Pale yellow with some cloudiness. Large white head. A crisp non oily mouth feel. Much better than I expected.

slire (8) - - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 after st bernardus this one has much more distinctive taste, rich and with several notes in it. not perfectly tasty for me though

Blastomorpha (114) - - OCT 14, 2017
Pours pale golden-yellow with a thick and creamy white top. Looks very similar to a witbier. Typical belgian aroma, yeasts, citrus but some banana in evidence too. Taste is straightforward sweet, not very complex. Very high carbonation, too much almost. Not the best tripel around but nice.

OlegVY1947 (2) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
This is a beer with a perfect aroma and taste. Clearly it is worthwhile to taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kamanova_boy (359) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle at La Putika. Aroma of citruses, spices, lemon. Pale yellow colour with lacing white head. Taste of citruses, honey, medium sweet. Nice one.

fishuk666 (4) - - OCT 11, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 вполне хорошее пиво. запах благородный , первый глоток резкий с хорошим послевкусием

loscovar (646) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2017
Many, many bottles and taps over the years. Hell of a triple, The réfréner...

cilvekspagaisu (54) - - OCT 10, 2017
Labs gaissais alus. Neatceros pec ka garsoja bet zinu ka bija labs un pirktu v?l.

GhostS (483) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 9, 2017
Aromă ușor parfumată, multe citrice (predominant mandarine), flori, malț, ceva pâine albă și drojdii (e tripel sau wit?). Gust ușor parfurmat, cu citrice coapte și acrișoare (accentuat și de o carbogazare pronunțată), ceva dulceață de fructe galbene, malț, ceva drojdii belgiene și note de fructe fermentate, puțin piper spre final. Bună, un tripel cu caracter de witbier, dar prea carbogazoasă și puțin cam prea ”agresivă”.

porpoise (1) - - OCT 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2017 I had a draft version at Brussels airport. a welcome companion while I waited for my flight.

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