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


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RATINGS: 3383   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Re-rate, Jan 28, 2007: Draft at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/chicag Map Room. Bright brass color with a light head. Crispy malt smell. Taste shows thick, syrupy tripel malts. Lots of Belgian sugar, with only mild bitterness. Hews very close to style, which is nice in its own right, I guess.

Original Rating: Feb. 7, 2005: Corked bottle. Big foaminess on pour. Color is a dark straw, if such a description is possible. A bit of banana ester that threatens to overwhlem the rest of the taste. Then I get a touch zinfandel wine for some reason. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchad56 (427) - - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle - pale yellow, high carbonation giving very large white frothy head. Strong hoppy and lemony aroma. Ting on tongue but not excessive - good strong tasting with excellent finish, hints of lemon, banana - dry finish. Maintains good mouthfeel throughout. Good beer - enjoyed. Up there with best wheat beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ochniczek (285) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2017
tap at express de lyon. quite yeasty; fresh and fruity aroma of cereal and vanilla. sweet ,fruity and a bit bitter. sweet and creamy in mouth with banana and malty notes.Medium carbonation. Long aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LaPelos (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2017
Botella de 33cl. Aromas frutales y levadura. Sabor ligeramente dulce y amargo, cuerpo medio, suave. Final equilibrado amargo-alcohlico, seco y persistente. Una cerveza estupenda. Por ahora, la mejor tripel que he probado

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
castor010 (241) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Aromat - herbata. Piana - bardzo obfita, drobna, biała. Wysycenie średnie. W smaku coś więcej niż w aromacie, czyli jest pomarańcza, jest banan. Ale wszystkiego mało.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Aroma: fruitig, moutig Smaak: moutig, banaan, klein beetje kruidig. Prima

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (174) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Pours a lively yellow with clean white head and high carbonation. Aroma is corn, wheat, cloves, coriander, gooseberry and lemon peel. Taste is sweet, with a long, slightly sour, long and bitter finish. Dry and fizzy on the tongue with hint of booze. Serious wheat beer with that lovely Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (544) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Both aroma and flavor are dominated by spice. Some grain as well in the taste, but mostly the spiciness of a good Belgian yeast strain, probably with an assist from the rye. I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (389) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
W aromacie figi, rodzynki, drożdże, fenole, słodko, przyjemnie. W wyglądzie brzoskwiniowe, mętne, lekka pianka zdobiąca szkło. W smaku słodkie, figowe, rodzynkowe, owocowe, drożdżowe, fenolowe, ułożone, smaczne. Ciało aksamitne, alkohol świetnie ukryty, degustacyjne. Bardzo przyjemny tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (275) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle pours light gold with sparkling white head. Aroma of banana like yeast esters. Tastes is light sweet and balanced. Clove like hints in the finish. Really good tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1824) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2017
Sample. Golden medium. Aroma is malt, corn, fruit. Taste same sweet and bitter. Long aftertaste.

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