Tripel Karmeliet is still brewed according to an authentic beer recipe that describes the use of three kinds of cereals: wheat, oats and barley.
The Tripel Karmeliet beer was created back in 1996. The brewer got inspiration from a local bakery and was impressed by their multi-grain bread. Because of this, he was thinking of creating a Tripel beer and worked on refining the recipe for three years.
Afterwards, he had the luck to discover a recipe that dates back to 1679. This beer recipe was very similar to the recipe he was working on. This ancient recipe had a big influence on the modern Tripel Karmeliet recipe. That led to the tripel beer we know today that instantly became a success.
The beer has a nice creamy foam and a golden colour. You have spicy notes and hints of vanilla and citrus on the nose. The Tripel Karmeliet flavour is refreshing with spicy, earthy and sweet notes. The oats bring a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. You can also get notes of banana and vanilla which develop into an orange flavour throughout drinking.
The brewing process of Tripel Karmeliet beer is much longer than usual and takes up to 6 or 7 weeks. It is only to assure quality and flawless taste.
Moreover, the beer has won several awards, including the World Beer Awards, World Beer Championships, The International Beer Challenge and Asia Beer Challenge. You can trust that this beer is pure perfection. A great Belgian classic!
Want to know more about the famous tripel karmeliet beer?
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Who makes Tripel Karmeliet?
Tripel Karmeliet is brewed by a Belgian brewery Bosteels. The brewery also has other fantastic beers like a strong blonde beer Kwak.
Where exactly is tripel karmeliet made?
Bosteels brewery, which brews Tripel Karmeliet, is situated in a little Belgian town called Buggenhout. The little town is located in the Northwest of Brussels, in Denderstreek, in the province of East Flanders.
How many calories are in tripel karmeliet?
Tripel Karmeliet has 76 calories per 100 ml.
What is a triple beer? What makes a triple a triple?
The term came in use to indicate the strength of strong pale ale. Westmalle brewery was the first to use this term in 1956 to name their strongest beer in the range. These styles were already brewed before, though. After the Westmalle Tripel, the style was copied all around, and the name took off. Triple beer is often a heavy top-fermenting beer and refermented in the bottle. The triple beer uses three times more malt than normal Trappist beer.
Which beer is similar to Triple Karmeliet?
You should start with the Westmalle Tripel that made this style famous. Other popular choices are Paix Dieu, Jambe de Bois by Senne brewery, and Guldenberg, a bitter triple beer by De Ranke brewery.
See our full collection of triple beers.
What are the ingredients of tripel karmeliet?
The beer has been brewed with 100% natural ingredients. The Triple Karmeliet contains wheat and oats, barley, Steiermark hops, mineral water and the brewery's own yeast, the K97 grain yeast.
How to serve Tripel Karmeliet? How do you drink Tripel Karmeliet?
The best pouring temperature of the Tripel Karmeliet beer is between 6-9 degrees Celsius. Tripel Karmeliet has its own beer glass. Once you open the beer bottle, you pour the beer into the glass tilted at a 45-degree angle. Slowly tilt the glass upright so you will end up with a good amount of head.
What foods are good to pair with Triple Karmeliet?
Tripel Karmeliet beer goes well with all sorts of cheese platters. Surprisingly, it also goes very well with some desserts like pies.
How strong is a triple beer?
Triple beers have around 9% alcohol. The Triple Karmeliet has 8.4% of alcohol.
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