A Belgian abbey made a three grain beer in the 1600's and inspired Bosteels, a Flemish family brewery based in the small town of Buggenhout, to create Tripel Karmeliet in 1997 from barley, rye and wheat.
Made with three grains--wheat, oats, and barley--this golden-coloured Belgian abbey tripel ale is a perfect balance of bitterness and malty sweetness. This beer has bold aromas and flavours of bananas, a subtle wheat spiciness, vanilla, bubblegum, orange, and florals. With a typically dry finish and a smooth medium-light body, the Karmeliet Tripel has a pleasantly bright and lingering character.
Belgian Abbey Tripel Ale