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.
World Beer Awards
2008 World's Best Pale Ale
2008 World's Best Abbey Ale
International Brewing Awards
2004 Bronze Medal - Ale Above 7%
Beer World Cup
2002 Silver Medal - Belgian Style Tripel
1998 Gold Medal - Belgian Style Tripel