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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-08-2014 23:04:40 | More by BradMacMullin
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville NC

A- pours clear and golden with a small creamy white head with lace that sticks to the sides the entire way down as it settles

S- lots of fruity aromas up front of dried apple, ripe pear, peach and banana. Fresh baked bread aroma kicks in mid-palate with some peppery notes and clove. Earthy aromas and wet hay finish out the aroma

T- dry and fruity up front with big notes of banana and clove, lightly toasted fresh bread notes kick in, adding some sweet doughy notes. Peppery notes with citrus, lemongrass and hay close out the flavor, leaving a dry finish

M- medium body and carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish

O- sweet and creamy with nice banana and pear notes. Definitely one of the better Belgian Tripel's that I've had a chance to try

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2014 20:52:00 | More by Treyliff
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JJBlock

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-13-2014 23:46:43 | More by JJBlock
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errantnight

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-02-2013 07:35:32 | More by errantnight
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currysmegs

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-30-2013 01:57:25 | More by currysmegs
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-24-2013 18:03:55 | More by Dbrag
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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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Reswald

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

11-11-2013 17:58:21 | More by Reswald
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With a tremendous amount of fan-fare, its rare to see a Belgian Tripel as a real standout beer. Anxious to find out why this one excels, it already impresses with a magnum-size bottle- corked and caged.

With a pop and a pour, the ale layers into the snifter with a bright golden body and a creamy column of froth that rises with a gentle swirl. Its cottony-white foam retains the session effortlessly and trickles the glass with spotty lace. Its light haze sings the praises of its unfiltered and refermented character.

Vivid aromas of honeysuckle, fresh baking bread and light confections surprises the nose with its fruit and fauna. Oranges, apples, lemons, bananas and light peach provide a burst of ripeness that is the perfect counterpart to spices and hops. Freshly cracked white pepper, mild coriander, paradise seed and slim clove blend into a damp hay for a curious earthen note heading into taste.

Its soft succulents wraps around the tongue with light and crisp bread. As the sweetness folds into the mix, its subtle taste of cookie dough and marzipan approaches nutty and light toasted proportions. Its fruit and spice middle is met with light marzipan and citrus peels that bounces off of exotic lemongrass spice before diving into a lightly bitter finish, laced with fresh straw and hay.

Medium bodied, the ale is zesty with ample carbonation that gives rise to the beer's underlying white wine acidity. As it wisps away the sweetness, the malts seem to vanish right off of the tongue like powdered sugar. What's left behind is dry bread, earthen bitterness and wine-like echoes.

I think that the allure of the beer is that is a more whimsically sweetened Belgian Tripel that resembles more of a Strong Golden Ale except with the high effervescence of Tripel. I rather enjoy the lighter earthy flavors and the softer sweetness that this ale provides- making it worthy of its high praise.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 18:44:03 | More by BEERchitect
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-22-2013 16:12:04 | More by Paccamacca
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Maine

5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-17-2013 20:44:53 | More by CATVDK
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-29-2013 22:36:04 | More by crosenkrantz
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simoen

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Goblet served at brasserie V in Madison wisconsin

look is a hazy amber-orange, with a ring of foam. smell is delicious: apples, citrus, banana, clove. feel is a little slick and oily, but the taste....oh the taste. apple/pear citrus, with a little clove and spice in the finish. the 12% is completely imperceptible.

glad I was able to try this

Serving type: on-tap

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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azorie

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-03-2013 16:49:19 | More by azorie
Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.