Tripel Van De Garre - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
10-29-2012 11:35:07 | More by BlackHaddock
4/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
08-11-2006 21:06:08 | More by baiser
4/5 rDev -8.9%
On tap at Max's during the annual Belgian fest event.
The beer pours a fairly light gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive enough, showcasing honey, orange citrus, vanilla and light cherry. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with light bitterness on the finish that helps to counter the moderate sweetness. The beer is otherwise medium bodied at most, and was a bit thin I thought for the abv. The beer finishes well, with some moderate sweetness and drying hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is well disguised, and I was surprised to see the 10.5% abv.
While nothing extraordinairy, this was still a very nice tripel from Van Steenberge.
02-29-2012 17:30:02 | More by John_M
4/5 rDev -8.9%
On tap at Brasserie Beck, 2.19.12, $13 for 10 oz. pour. OUCH. Should have waited to Max's Belgian Fest the next day, though it did go rather well with the delicious Carbonnade.
Finger and a half pure white head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. Clear orange gold, minimal visible carbonation. Taste is dry fruit, peaches, a bit of honey sweetness balanced by dry munich malt. Nose mirrors taste. Mouthfeel medium, good effervescence, ABV well hidden. I understand this is rather rare, but I'd rather have a Westmalle.
03-31-2012 18:19:12 | More by jdense
4.03/5 rDev -8.2%
From a magnum bottle ( 1.5 L ) into a white wine glass
Cloudy orange yellow beer, enormous white creamy head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: malts, yeast, hops, candi sugar, and good deal of alcohol (not surprising).
MF: soft carbon, full body.
Taste: sweet malts and alcohol sweetness, countered by a fair amount of hop bitters, somewhat fruity. Numbing alcohol in the back of the throat.
Aftertaste: hops, some fruityness, grapefruit and exotic fruits. A very hoppy and tasty beer!
12-25-2012 18:32:57 | More by beerpirates
4.03/5 rDev -8.2%
I had this on tap at De Garre in Brugge.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange with a three-finger, off-white head with excellent retention that leaves intact sheets of lace as it fades.
Smell: Has a nice fruity smell with a blend of bananas and sour apple with a bit of pepper.
Taste: Light, but fruity with sweet bananas and sour apples. The fruitiness is balanced nicely with some spiciness and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Very well balanced, but watch out for the alcohol.
12-14-2006 02:56:27 | More by EPICAC
4.1/5 rDev -6.6%
Served in goblet. Poured a lightly hazy golden-honey color with over 2 inches of fluffy and rocky white head that had very good retention and lacing.
The aroma was a very example of the expected spice and yeast over a solid grain base. Same on the tongue, all the anticipated flavors of the style, grain spice and yeast, just very well defined and bold.
The body was good, however I found it to be a bit thicker and stickier than typical. Drinkability was excellent. If time had allowed, I would have had another one immediately.
Overall, a very well-done example of one of my favorite styles. A must try if you see it.
02-18-2011 22:46:12 | More by beertunes
4.13/5 rDev -5.9%
The house tripel at Staminee de Garre
A- Poured into a chalice with a thick foamy white head, which was very well retained. Absolutely lovely lacing throughout. The body was a slightly hazy, mildly carbonated, golden color. Looks wonderful.
S- Impressions of pale, and perhaps some Munich malt; some Belgian yeast esters, some candi sugar, and some rich doughy aromas as well. It's like fresh bread dough!
T- It starts out quite nice in the mouth, like fresh dough you would use to make sweet rolls. You get some pale malt, candi sugar, some Belgian yeastiness... but then as you move onto the finish, it becomes quickly dry and metallic. The metallic is a bit of a turn-off, and downgrades the Taste rating accordingly.
M- A medium, perhaps medium-plus body. Just a little bit of unattenuated sugar there, which gives it a little bit of graininess. The carbonation is nice, soft and constant.
D- I would love to have a second glass, but the metallic notes on the mouth would keep me from a third glass.
03-25-2010 02:00:11 | More by jgasparine
4.2/5 rDev -4.3%
(11% ABV so tread lightly.)
The beer was crystal clear with a white frothy head which lasted very well to coat the glass.
The aroma was fruity and nicely spicy with strong pepper and an estery fruit chracter and a caramel malt.
The flavor was lightly spicy with a low caramel and light malt presnece. The flavor almost had a pineapple characteristic.
The finish was dry with a strong peppery character long into the aftertaste. The body was meidum and the moderate carbonation lent a creamy mouthfeel. The beer gave a nice warming presence after consumption. Actually a very good tripel. Be careful with this one at 11%.
Served in a Garre glass, at Garre in Brugge of course, on 9/13/06 and 9/14/06.
09-19-2006 23:13:52 | More by GCBrewingCo
4.23/5 rDev -3.6%
On tap at De Garre restaurant.
Big creamy 2+ finger head fades very slowly in the unique oversized tulip with a thick glencairn like base they served it in, frothy lacing, semi clear golden straw color.
Nose is very familiar to what I've been drinking all day in Brugge. Blond Belgian malts, slight sweetness, some boozey esters with apple and pear which come on a bit more that the other beers I've been drinking today, a bit of a creamy fluffy vanilla ice cream like thing going on.
Taste again similar, golden Belgian malts, light pilsner straw wheat like toasty character, sweet candi sugar, juicy malt, light earthy grassy bitter hop, light nutty flavor even, booze characters is the dominant feature, coming on with strong warmth, slight tingle, nice fruity esters, and even a faint phenolic flavor, apple and pear and slight chemically acetyl character. Finish is long drier but still semi sweet, lingering Belgian malts and sweet flavors, more booze.
Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, plenty of warming tingly booze.
Overall Big beer but lighter in color and malt, would be a good cold rainy night beer, like it is tonight, good booze characters with esters and faint phenols, nice sweet malts, etc.
06-11-2013 13:03:00 | More by jlindros
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.