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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 95
Gots: 9 | 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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-09-2013 18:41:09 | More by millerbuffoon
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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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Arbitrator

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2009 20:45:50 | More by Arbitrator
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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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-17-2012 02:31:12 | More by Kopfschuss
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-18-2012 23:26:06 | More by zonker17
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 01:25:12 | More by MDDMD
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-10-2013 12:32:59 | More by jacewg
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-19-2011 04:59:13 | More by randylangford
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

11-17-2011 14:15:31 | More by uturn
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-09-2013 23:28:57 | More by DaveHack
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-23-2012 01:46:55 | More by jrohrbacher
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-11-2013 14:12:39 | More by ystazi
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-27-2014 13:09:34 | More by waddellc2
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-20-2014 04:41:41 | More by brandon911
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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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jdense

Oregon

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 18:19:12 | More by jdense
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

11-06-2013 02:41:43 | More by chickenm
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Danobold

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2013 01:34:19 | More by Danobold
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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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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Arrives in the Garre snifter, hazed deep gold in color, with a mountainous white head that retains and laces well. Impressive.

S/T - Layers of sweet complexity unfold through the drink. Candy sugar, touch of green apple, banana, lemongrass, and only a little bit of yeasty funk. Abv stays well hidden, with only a warming sensation and never tasted outright.

M - Considering the abv, stays light and fluffy across the palate, finishing crisp and dry.

O - Spectacular, best tripel I've had yet. I wouldn't hesitate getting it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 14:18:40 | More by garuda
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-12-2013 08:32:14 | More by Danny1217
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-10-2014 14:00:14 | More by GeoffreyM
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-17-2013 17:50:33 | More by Brabander
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-07-2014 22:44:45 | More by Lehighace06
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.