Beer 382/365 – Tripel Karmeliet

Tripel Karmeliet

Style: Tripel

ABV: 8.4%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate Wine & Beer – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Very sweet/sugary even for a Tripel

Will I be drinking this again: Yes it was damn good for the price.

Grade: A

3/15/2011: I bought this beer on a recommendation from a friend. She lived in Belgium and said this was one of her favorite beers ever, and I was crazy for not having tried it yet. I would love to visit Belgium because their bottles only run about 1-2 American dollars, as opposed to at least 5 dollars here in the states. Someday!

I already know this beer is going to be sweet as there are chunks of candy sugar around the mouth of the bottle (you can actually see it in the picture above). The nose is even parts sweet and spicy, maybe cardamom? The flavor at first is very very sweet; toffee, caramel, honey, candy sugar. About halfway through my glass a lot of the spice starts to show up; cardamom, clove, maybe some orange peel? Lots of good carbonation keeps the beer from getting cloying. Overall this was one of the best tripels I have ever had. Highly recommended.

Picture of the day: Put that candy away!

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  1. I just received one of these from a friend, really interested to try it after reading your review.

    • Cool let me know what you think of it!

  2. Alright you’ve had your warning! I demand you now change this blog to “52 Weeks…52 Beers”!

    • Haha that does have a ring to it, but I decided I am going to update every Monday and Thursday. 52 weeks 104 beers? Ha

  3. Used to buy one or two of these each weekend. My friendly neighborhood Atlanta liquor store sold them $6 or 3 for $15. Naturally I bought in bulk.Such an amazing beer, I believe it won 2008 beer of the world award in London.

    • Where in Atlanta did u buy this? I cant find a store:(


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