Blond, robust, smooth, and fruity three-grain beer, with final fermentation in the bottle. Brewed with pride and patience after the Carmelite tradition with wheat, oat, and barley. 100 percent natural beer. It owes its fruity character (banana and vanilla) to the home-cultured yeast.
The vanilla mingles with the orange-like aroma from the hops. Not only does it have the lightness and freshness of the wheat, it also has the creaminess of oats and a herbal, lemony dryness almost reminiscent of quinine.
There is plenty of citrus in the note, also bitter lemon and sugar. A bit of malt on the tongue combined with sweet ripe fruit - exotic like banana. The finish also offers light citrusy touches but sweet malts as well.
Tripel Karmeliet is brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels in Buggenhout, Belgium. It was first brewed in 1996 and uses three grains: wheat, oats and barley. This beer is still brewed according to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 derived from the old Carmelite convent in Dendermonde.