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

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 114
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

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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Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

thagr81us, Sep 14, 2012
5/5  rDev +13.6%

WOLFGANG, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of whartontallboy
5/5  rDev +13.6%

whartontallboy, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

456th review on BA
Draft to De Garre glass

App- This was a vibrant orange with yellow and some amber highlights. Gigantic 3 finger head that lasted forever. Sticky lace all over and a puddle of head throughout the beer.

Smell- A very good smelling beer. Lots of yeast, candied sugar and some mustiness.

Taste- This thing was just great. It was the color and smell of a Triple but had the taste of a small quad. Lots of candied fruit and a bigness if that makes sense to you.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbed. It left some sweetness and some candy flavors on the palate.

Drink- Every beer drinker should try this beer. Hands down. Great beer. I am shocked this only has 24 reviews. I want to go back and have a couple more glasses and then a growler(I can't) and then a case of bottles. So good.

FosterJM, May 12, 2011
Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

strongaf, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(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.

GCBrewingCo, Sep 20, 2006
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -9.1%

bigred89, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

millerbuffoon, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Jspriest, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of Arbitrator
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Garre restaurant.

A: Comes in a great-looking goblet. The body is a hazy golden / apricot color, clear body except for the generous carbonation up the center. It sustains an enormous white head that never vanishes, leaving washes of thick lacing during each sip.

S: Bananas, sour apples, pear, orange, and surprisingly strong phenolic character (pepper, clove).

T: Everything in the nose comes out here. Begins with a beautiful fruit character of bananas and oranges, but exhibits green apples and pear in the mid-taste. I also taste biscuit at times. The banana reawakens in the finish and aftertaste, with a burst of pepper and clove to liven up the palate.

M: Lightly drying finish. Medium-bodied, slightly prickly with medium-high carbonation.

D: Dangerously drinkable. Too bad it's only available here; it's apparently their house tripel. Good stuff.

Arbitrator, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

oglmcdgl, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

zonker17, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Kopfschuss, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-golden amber color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-spices, caramel, bananas

T-yeasty bread, bananas, caramel, spices, hints of lemon

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a delicious Tripel for sipping and savoring, nice balance and flavor

MDDMD, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

waddellc2, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

jacewg, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

ystazi, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

KYGunner, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

uturn, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of randylangford
5/5  rDev +13.6%

randylangford, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Danny1217, May 12, 2013
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.