Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

Tripel Van De Garre - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Not Rated.
Tripel Van De GarreTripel Van De Garre

Educational use only; do not reuse.

53 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 53
Hads: 224
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 152
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Popsinc on 11-03-2003

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (91) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 53 | Hads: 224
Reviews by RadicalEd:
Photo of RadicalEd
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served in the Du Garre glass in the establishment of the same name. This beer is, in short, the closest thing to heaven most of us will ever know. I could go and run throught the appearance,taste, etc, but really I'd just be wasting both my time and yours. The singluar fact remains, if you like beer, you will love Du Garre. If you haven't had it yet, add it to your life's goals to visit Bruges--just to enjoy this beer.

It took us a few attempts to find it--the alley the pub is tucked away in is just about the sketchiest thing you'll ever see. But once we finally located it, and figured out when they'd open, we had found the place to be full, but always with an open seat. If there wasn't an open table, the customers cheerfully scooted over and made room for us, leading to us making new friends. The beer we had was so good, that I couldn't help but return later that day for a couple more. Do be careful, though--this is a very dangerous beer. There is absolutely no alcohol flavor to this brew, and at 11% that's a dangerous combination. Make sure you know the way back to your bed well enough to compensate for the effects!

 1,136 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of californiakulak
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at Staminee De Garre. It was served in a cool glass with a little plate of cheese.

A. A light golded color with a thick beautiful head. Also some nice lacing as the beer in the glass gets lower.

S. A fruity malty smell. Also the alcohol smell was present.

T. This beer was great. Hoppier than other tripples that I have tried. Spicy and fruity with an obvious alcohol taste.

M. Nice hop bite and dry finish. The alcohol is very warming on the palate.

D. I thought that this beer was very drinkable. However, my wife failed to finish hers so, unfortunately, I had to finish it for her. The alcohol isn't very well hidden in this beer but for some reason that taste helps the final product.

 709 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With a tremendous amount of fan-fare, its rare to see a Belgian Tripel as a real standout beer. Anxious to find out why this one excels, it already impresses with a magnum-size bottle- corked and caged.

With a pop and a pour, the ale layers into the snifter with a bright golden body and a creamy column of froth that rises with a gentle swirl. Its cottony-white foam retains the session effortlessly and trickles the glass with spotty lace. Its light haze sings the praises of its unfiltered and refermented character.

Vivid aromas of honeysuckle, fresh baking bread and light confections surprises the nose with its fruit and fauna. Oranges, apples, lemons, bananas and light peach provide a burst of ripeness that is the perfect counterpart to spices and hops. Freshly cracked white pepper, mild coriander, paradise seed and slim clove blend into a damp hay for a curious earthen note heading into taste.

Its soft succulents wraps around the tongue with light and crisp bread. As the sweetness folds into the mix, its subtle taste of cookie dough and marzipan approaches nutty and light toasted proportions. Its fruit and spice middle is met with light marzipan and citrus peels that bounces off of exotic lemongrass spice before diving into a lightly bitter finish, laced with fresh straw and hay.

Medium bodied, the ale is zesty with ample carbonation that gives rise to the beer's underlying white wine acidity. As it wisps away the sweetness, the malts seem to vanish right off of the tongue like powdered sugar. What's left behind is dry bread, earthen bitterness and wine-like echoes.

I think that the allure of the beer is that is a more whimsically sweetened Belgian Tripel that resembles more of a Strong Golden Ale except with the high effervescence of Tripel. I rather enjoy the lighter earthy flavors and the softer sweetness that this ale provides- making it worthy of its high praise.

 1,906 characters

Photo of Popsinc
3.23/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is one of the house beers on tap at Staminee De Garre in Bruges.

Appearance: A golden pour with a medium and very rich looking white head.

Smell: Medium nose with a very lemony and malty kick to it. Somewhat flowery and herbal.

Taste: Again, a vert floral taste with a slight bitterness and herbal character. Some nice maltiness here that helps turn the corner to a semi-sweet finish. A pinch of sweet-bread in there somehwere as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer w/good maltiness and fullness. Grainy and floarl mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Ahhhh, it was worth a try. Half decent beer, worth trying once.

 623 characters

Photo of Gdubss31
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at Staminee De Garre in Bruges. Everything about this beer was amazing!! , it is the best Tripel i have ever had. If only i can get a keg or bottle of this in CA would be great!

 189 characters

Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewdanks
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JohnWvanWinkle
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new top standard Tripel.

27 characters

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of simoen
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of azorie
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of punkhim
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Corkpuller
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mikefuski17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Highbury09
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, alcohol, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, alcohol, floral, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. As far as the style goes this one was pretty nice. I wish there would have been another touch of complexity going on with it. But what was present was still quite nice and fairly well balanced. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance and see it on tap.

 693 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
94 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.