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Camaraderie - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
88
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with BJ's Brewhouse.

(Beer added by: nickfl on 09-05-2011)
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Reviews by rdickey:
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rdickey

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale gold into a tulip, topped with a huge fluffy white head. As the head slowly dissipates, it leaves nice sheets of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Definitely very interesting -- American hop aromas of citrus and pine pair with Belgian yeast notes that include suggestions of black pepper. Other tripel-like aromas are lurking about, and a mellow alcohol warmth.

Taste: Whoa! This is really something. The hops are front and center, but their dominance results not in excessive bitterness, but rather in a very fine dryness. The citrus flavors from the hops that appeared in the nose manifest themselves in the mouth more definitively as tart limes. The Belgian yeasts haven't gone anywhere, of course, and work their magic with a subtle spiciness. The finish hints at, but doesn't go all the way in the direction of, a Flemish sour ale. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, which works perfectly with the tastes to make this a very refreshing drink.

Drinkability: Very high. The dryness and subtle tartness, combined with the light mouthfeel, makes this a highly quaffable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 23:17:49 | More by rdickey
More User Reviews:
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at BJ's in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, white grape juice, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, white grape juice, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with juicy fruit aspects that come across well in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 07:00:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-08-2014 13:58:09 | More by wrightst
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RedWeizen83

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.3%

03-09-2014 04:23:10 | More by RedWeizen83
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BierJager89

California

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light orange in color with very little head.

S: Lots of orange and other citrus in the nose.

T: Hoppy, citric, a bit bitter, but pleasantly so, with some typical tripelesque spices.

M: Light bodied, but flavorful. A great beer for summer. Typical tripel carbonation.

O: A really good beer, perhaps not the best tripel (certainly not characteristic of the style), but really tasty. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2014 06:51:02 | More by BierJager89
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a huge white head. Aromas of grain, and some vinegar. Taste begins with tart, almost green apple flavor, then some phenolics. After that is some light cracker. The finish is dry, but acidic. Mouthfeel is average. Overall a good tripel, a bit more tart and funky than most.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:27:07 | More by tronester
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Kerne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-15-2013 01:23:44 | More by Kerne
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jwg782

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-06-2013 18:11:51 | More by jwg782
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

10-22-2013 19:29:31 | More by RBorsato
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

10-02-2013 00:58:44 | More by Jame515
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

09-04-2013 14:52:11 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-29-2013 17:05:12 | More by GraduatedCashew
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-25-2013 03:14:57 | More by BeerDreadz
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-10-2013 11:32:01 | More by tbryan5
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Tittles

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

08-08-2013 19:52:09 | More by Tittles
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

06-01-2013 21:21:44 | More by kjkinsey
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-15-2013 15:55:44 | More by wtkphoto
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-14-2013 19:05:31 | More by zbooks
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oline73

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours mostly clear golden amber color with tons of off white carbonation. The head sticks around for the whole pour.

Smell: Mild Belgian yeast spice with some citrusy hops. There is a strong presence from the grain.

Taste: Light and very herbal. Lots of spice from the Belgian yeast. I'm getting some aged hops. The sweetness balances everything out. The hop bitterness builds through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tons of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was pretty good and easy to drink. A good combination of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:55:03 | More by oline73
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-10-2013 07:22:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is straw yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings tart citrus, hay, funk, floral hops. Smells nice. Tasty flavor. Complex and intriguing. Tart citrus and funk with a hop finish. Well done. Interesting and unusual. this one got my attention. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 03:29:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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bmoney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-05-2013 23:07:12 | More by bmoney
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2012 06:22:10 | More by mhaugo
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KhangGarrett

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-15-2012 08:43:13 | More by KhangGarrett
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AlexM

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-03-2012 17:04:12 | More by AlexM
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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.