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


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RATINGS: 3261   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (625) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma: Floral, yeast, bread, citrus, lemon peel, notes of candy sugar and coriander-like spice. Flavor: Yeast, bread, caramel, followed by lemon, more bread and dried flowers (chamomile) on the mid-palate. These flavors carry on into the finish and the yeasty quality reappears. Palate: Soft and smooth; the carbonation seems, paradoxically, to explode on the tongue, adding a unique dimension the palate. Comment: Great complexity. Of the few 1000 or so beers I’ve tried, this is my new favorite. Very few can top this. Tasted on 2 different days with consistent notes. When allowed to warm a bit, pear-like fruit comes through on the mid-palate.

RodrigoBlessedBeer (2) - - OCT 22, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 Cerveja sensacional, tudo que de fato se espera de uma Tripel. Uma coloração amarela turva, com aromas frutados, fenólico e condimentado, por alguns momentos me lembrei do aroma de uma wheat que percebo bastante aroma de semente de coentro. Aromas provenientes da fermentação. Na boca o sabor remete aos aromas assim como no aftertaste. Com seus 8,4% de ABV (teor alcoólico) muito bem inseridos. Uma das melhores do estilo realmente. @rodrigo_blessed_beer

Evolutionary (515) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Tap at Small City Taphouse. Pour is light amber. Head is weak and goes quick. Nose is light and reminds me of light mead. Body is a bit thin and light. Refreshing and lemon shines thru. Alcohol is crazy weak taste despite the 8.4%. Dangerous. Not a great tripel in my mind but would be a good summer brew. Reminds me of wheat and lemon brews but just a bit more complex.

k_gadeberg (169) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 On bottle. Pours hazy yellow, with nice white top. The scent is fruity, and a little alcoholic. The taste is really intense, it has a lot of spices, and the aftertaste is long. It's sweet, with a little bitterness, mostly from fruits (I suppose). You can't taste the high alcoholpercentage, which is nice.

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 (3) - - 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 (117) - - 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 (365) - 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 (657) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2017
Many, many bottles and taps over the years. Hell of a triple, The réfréner...

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