Tripel Karmeliet is still brewed to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 originating in the former Carmelite monastery in Dendermonde. Written over 300 years ago, this recipe describes the use of three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley.
The name Tripel karmeliet thus refers both to its origin and its in-bottle refermentation. From many trial brews of multigrain tripels carried out at our brewery in the 90s, it appears that the particular historic combination of the 3 kinds of grain still remains the ideal blend.
Tripel Karmeliet is a golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. The refined and complex characteristics derive not only from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature of the house yeast.
With hints of vanilla, banana & citrus, Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony dryness.
94 points - Beer Advocate
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