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

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BA SCORE
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 92
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 11-03-2003)
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

04-04-2012 00:58:45 | More by Mudawg
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77black_ships

Belgium

3.11/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 cl. draft at ‘t Waagstuk as ‘t Waagstuk. Although it has a separate entry on BA. This is just a label beer and the same beer as Tripel Van De Garre. A beer which in turn probably differs not much from other Van Steenberge offerings.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a creamy white head.

Smell and taste: Slightly sweet with lots of yeast and citric notes. Picking up also some herbs and some spices. Notes of tangerines, nice chunk of dried Turkish fruits, touch banana and booze.

Body: average, slightly lively.

It is okay but not particularly distinguishable from a whole other slew of Belgian beers and not particularly to my liking. Just another semi-macro offering. This just felt massively over-hyped to me – a case of marketing and limited availability driving the hype train. Lots of better and more interesting triples out there.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2013 13:35:41 | More by 77black_ships
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2003 21:40:48 | More by Popsinc
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JulieRFoster

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is made for the bar de garre in Bruges - a great little place to visit if you can find it! It is a well rounded beer, and you should certainly try it while here, but not the greatest trippel by any means.
It has a lovely light blonde color and slightly cloudy, served in its own unique chalice. It has fantastic head retention and thick, intricate Belgium lacing. The head retention gives it a delightful little puff when finishing the glass.
The medium mouthfeel was appropriate to the style. The nose is slightly floral and dry with some malty notes. The taste was a little less pronounced than the scent, but basically the same.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2006 16:47:58 | More by JulieRFoster
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

12-29-2011 22:01:46 | More by Corkpuller
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tln13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

04-20-2012 21:04:16 | More by tln13
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

02-16-2013 03:39:42 | More by mendvicdog
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

05-23-2014 21:15:36 | More by KevMo84
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 11:55:42 | More by thagr81us
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in Staminee de Garre, Brugge on tap 22nd May 2005.

Served in unique glass that has a thick stem to it. This makes it look very good, but is slightly awkward. Anyway, appearence is quite light in colour, more straw than amber with very nice head.

Smell is good, hoppy and fresh but more floral than I expected.
It is the beer of the house, and is quite strong (at 8%) and tastes like that (strong, I mean). No disguising the alcohol, but this is a quite drinkable tripel with a good mouthfeel.

I quite liked this, even if it is not the best tripel ever. If drinking this upstairs in de Garre (as I was), beware the almost vertical stairs when exiting!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2005 09:55:28 | More by JohnfromDublin
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simoen

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-27-2013 13:04:01 | More by simoen
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

10-05-2013 05:37:24 | More by Heretic42
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

02-10-2014 19:36:46 | More by oglmcdgl
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Hey, I was supposed to get a free piece of cheese with this beer, and I didn't! Oh well.

Anyway, this triple was served on tap in a tulip glass, coppery-peach color, moderately carbonated with a slight, white head that left some nice doily-ish lacing. Aroma of pale malts, floral hops, and light fruits. Taste followed the aroma, with pale malts, candi, and fruity esters up front, pear, white wine; light peppery spice and floral hops come in mid-palate, followed by a bit of breadiness and a somewhat bitter, dry finish, with a definite hit of alcohol. Medium body, and quite drinkable, but not quite as smooth as I prefer my tripels to be.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 00:45:28 | More by Rifugium
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes slightly better than it smells in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2013 04:30:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured with a hazy apricot orange color and a head with tons of life.

The aroma was sadly simple but overly fragrant. I caught strong banana and clove or peppercorn but that was about it.

The flavor is unlike the nose as its vastly complex with honey, maple syrup, yeast, clove, sweet green Apple and pear. The finish is a bit twangy as it there's a sour note.

The feel is slick and full but the carbonation is fuller and expansive.

Never been a huge fan of Tripels but I must say the flavor of this is amongst the most complex I've seen and it makes this well worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:24:19 | More by KYGunner
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Staminee De Garre, Brugge, Belgium
Served in a signature Garre goblet

The beer poured a crystal clear amber color with a near three-finger head of super creamy, off-white froth. Tons of lacing stuck all along the glass. The head slowly faded to a thick, resilient cap that lasted the entire drink.

Lots of must in the aroma. The beer had a very cellar-like quality. Somewhat sweet and spicy. Yeasty. Belgian candi sugar notes were apparent. The nose became even sweeter as the beer warmed.

The taste was also quite sweet and spicy. Wheaty, crisp and moderately tart. Slightly lemony. Fruity in the center. Somewhat hoppy and semi-dry on the finish. A touch of alcohol warmth came through as well.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a crisp, sprightly effervescence.

Drinkability was quite good. This beer was tasty and well rounded. The sweeter than average flavor profile might limit your consumption however.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2010 14:03:14 | More by Damian
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RD1163

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

04-06-2013 03:55:58 | More by RD1163
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-27-2014 13:09:34 | More by waddellc2
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-21-2014 11:57:21 | More by BuckTuckian
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2013 02:47:02 | More by JohnQVD
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-10-2013 02:43:14 | More by Blanco
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in the lovely 'Staminee De Garre' many times: this review is of one taken on 17 Oct 2012: poured into the usual goblet shaped glass.

Old gold body with huge foaming head that subsided enough to see I'd been poured more than it intitially looked.

A malty fruit basket of smells hit the nose: they carried on into the taste as well. Add a yeasty feel and a musty nudge to the flavours and you're about there.

Smooth and easy to drink: the alcohol well hidden, goes nicely with the cheese given along side the beer when in De Garre.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 11:35:07 | More by BlackHaddock
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irthesteve

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-11-2014 03:08:13 | More by irthesteve
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baiser

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped in at De Garre in Brugge on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It took a few tries before we got the address right. It was served on a tray with some cheese and this was the perfect afternoon snack. Brewed by Van steenberge for De Garre as their house beer, this is a delightful tripel. A creamy, rich, lasting head with tonnes of lacing on their unique glass. This isn't a first class tripel, but it hit the spot that day. It was fruity, with lots of malt character and finished very sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is cloudy, golden yellow in colour. Recommended if you're in Brugge.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2006 21:06:08 | More by baiser
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Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.