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

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10%
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:
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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 11-03-2003)
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simoen

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -13%
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 -11.1%
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 -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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 -9.1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-25-2013 03:29:29 | More by SocalKicks
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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 17:30:02 | More by John_M
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-16-2012 22:24:49 | More by bigred89
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matthewweippert

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

04-13-2013 00:24:48 | More by matthewweippert
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

02-03-2013 20:31:40 | More by BARFLYB
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de1m0nte

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

04-20-2014 12:48:45 | More by de1m0nte
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-07-2012 18:30:11 | More by towlea25
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2013 18:43:00 | More by djrn2
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MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer


4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-21-2012 00:23:57 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.