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

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RATINGS: 3226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3104) - 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.


4.3
Benters (12) - 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.

4
konungen (613) - - AUG 19, 2017
Guldfärgad, vitt skum, jäst, kryddig, citrus, banan, söt. Riktigt bra och verkligen njutbar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
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.

4.4
Lupulus13 (1) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017 does not count
Great trippel with complex flavor. Bought at Albert Heijns and poured in non-trad glass

4.1
Mister_Li (1411) - GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Trübes Gelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, leicht süßlich, fruchtig, reife Banane, pfeffrig, leicht trocken.

4.4
sebsky (164) - 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.

3.4
rumore (578) - 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.

5
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.

4.3
Bacchus66 (539) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2017
330ml bottle @ home. Clear gold with a large white head, good retention, good lacing. Nose is yeast, lemon, peach, coriander. Tastes of banana, clove, spices, citrus fruit, light malt. Zesty carbonation. Medium body with a long, lingering, peppery, banana finish. Don’t drink this too cold, the complexity really comes out as it warms. Delicious.

4.7
DavidSvinth (55) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Kompleks aroma og smag. Den virker mere og mere parfumeret for hver gang jeg smager den. Og det kan jeg lide.


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