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


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RATINGS: 3413   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 (623) - 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 Ive 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill23 (11) - - MAY 26, 2017
Not much aroma, but a great refreshing strong beer for a warm day. That's harder then it may sounds especially with Belgian triples! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
spyros (29) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2017
Tretinkova flasa, ciste sklamanie, opakovat sa nebude. Europena. Sladkasta chut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2017
Dangerous well hidden alcohol that is hidden by a rather overwhelming sweetness. Banana, coriander, cloves and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
the_edventure (5) - CROISSY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
Wonderful beer - the head is so smooth, the packaging is beautiful, the taste amazing. I always search this one out. Try it if you never had!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unczook (4) - - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
Wonderful beer. From the aroma to the initial foam and crisp sweetness on the palate with a lingering finish, this is a fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/24/2008. It poured a slightly hazy golden body, good carbonation, but the head quickly fizzled out and didnt leave any lace to speak of. Aroma of wheat, corriander, spice, and yeast. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean due to the carbonation. Flavor was a mixture of the three grains with orange, spices, and some slightly sweet malts showing up, the alcohol was barley noticeable at the end. It leaves a faint but plesant clean aftertaste, overall its a pretty fine beer thats worth a try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MasDen (342) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Lemon, coriander, a bit Belgian yeasts, Appearance: Yellow, haze with white head. Taste: malty, fruity, coriander, a light bitterness in finish. Palate: Smooth, full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
age_jellema (80) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2017
Prima makkelijk drinkbaar tripeltje. gebalanceerd, heel iets koriander, gemiddeld zoet bitter. is ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanDan_ (63) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
330 mL Bottle - Poured into a tulip: pale to slightly hazy deep gold, head started lively and fizzy then built into frothy white mountain on top of the glass and calmed to a cap-film all the way down, effervescent rising carbonation - nice look. Aroma of fruit, banana, yeast, floral, sweet honey, classic Belgian spice of pepper coriander and clove, and a bit of vanilla. Well balanced taste, some sweet fruitiness, spice, hint of bitterness and alcohol well subdued but still there in the lightness of the body. Light-medium body, lively tingly carbonation, thin dry finish. Overall: Solid tripel, well balanced, quite drinkable, but still leans a bit sweet for me personally.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Alexander Suraev (1) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
A rather industrial beer posing as some heritage brew. Very one-dimensional, a bit syropy.

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