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Camaraderie - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
88
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of Phelps
2.1/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Enjoyed at Tops in a snifter. Apparently this recipe was sent to Belgium for brewing. So far, the reviews of drinkers here at Tops have not been kind.

Perfectly clear but a little light in color — a soft gold. The fizzy, half-finger head quickly becomes a thin ring.

Super lemony nose. Citrus, crackers, musty grain. Smells more like a pale ale than a tripel.

Ew. Lemon pledge and grain. It tastes like I bit into a lemon peel. Weird, tangy and sour like a warhead. It tastes like many things, but what it doesn't taste like is a tripel.

Medium-light body, highly carbonated, peppery. Too bitter. No booze, though.

Bleh. I’m not sure what happened here, but it ain't good.

Phelps, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Caterwaul, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -24.2%

zbooks, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a big sticky white head that stuck around. In fact this one gushed like crazy when opened

Aroma is a little bit of an oily floral hop bouquet along with some spice and Belgian malts.

Tastes like a Belgian pale. Lots of pepper and pilsen malt with a little bit of an earthy bitterness.

Light mouthfeel although there is some oily body to this. Despite the gushing upon popping the cork, carbonation levels were medium.

Not horrible, just kind of mediocre. Worth trying, but wouldn't seek it out.

jmarsh123, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Beernf
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml from the beer of the month club.

Opened it and a large portion of the bottle came rushing right out. Luckily I had read it was going to happen so i didnt get it all over the floor. After it calmed down a bit and I poured a glass, there must have been 3 inches of head on the thing. I decapitated it and poured the rest. Lemony yellow in color and quite clear. Tons of bubbles, like a champagne. Very effervescent. Taste is only ok to me. Smells better than it tastes. Smell is citrus and lemon, but the taste is more like hay and bread. Hides the alcohol well, and loosens up a bit as it warms. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

Beernf, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Paulaner krug.

Another limited brew that we cracked whilst warming the house of some friends. Good times. It pours a lightly cloudy pale straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises banana peel, honeydew rind, black pepper, clove, light orange peel, wheat, lemon zest, and a touch of honey. The taste holds notes of lightly tart lemon zest, banana, light nutmeg, sour wheat, flowers, sweetgrass, and white bread. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, I felt this beer fell a little flat. The sour notes didn't come through all that well, and when they did they were drowned out by the overly-wheaty tripel notes. Not bad, really, just not all that great, either.

TMoney2591, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Texasfan549, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very cloudy sort of golden straw pour. Ridiculous foamy head that lasts for an easy 10 minutes. Lacing is great too. There was so much foam I had to pour it in 3 phases into my tulip. So much that the bottle sprayed beer everywhere when I uncorked it in fact. 15 minutes after I poured it, it's still slowly foaming out of the bottle.

S: Very hoppy. Citrus and grapefruit primarily. Some grass is evident. Belgian yeast is apparent with the cloves and banana.

T: Citrusy up front which quickly evolves into grass. Quite yeasty too. Tastes more like a BPA than a Tripel I think. Quite peppery (black pepper) in the aftertaste. A bit of unpleasant tartness in the aftertaste especially as it warms.

M: Extremely effervescent and also quite drying.

O: Very interesting tripel, don't think I've ever had anything like it before. It's quite hoppy, quite spicy and very drying. Basically tastes like a really big BPA.

Dope, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1007th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 ML

2011 Seasonal for $12.95

App- A golden yellow with a lot of shimmer behind it. A bit of a gusher out of the bottle. A big 3 finger pure white head sat for quite a while. A small amount of cling that fell to a nice pond layer of bubbles.

Smell- A bit buttery like a Biere De Garde. Had a nice oily hop aroma behind it. A little bitter from those hops as well. A bit of a champagne like bubbly yeast.

Taste- This really didnt taste like a Tripel to me. This really had the flavors of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. A little more hoppy bitter on the taste. Very spicy peppery with a lot of yeast as well. A little bit dry and earthy.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. Very yeasty residual flavors with a bit of that butter flavor from the nose.

Drink- Pretty good for a collaboration. I would say that the buttery Biere De Garde flavors bring it down a little bit.

FosterJM, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of oline73
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.

oline73, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of tronester
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.

tronester, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tbryan5, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerDreadz, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Kerne
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Kerne, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

AlexM, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear pale lemon with massive carbonation producing an overly large head. About 2 inches of beer and 4+ inches of bubbly, billowy white head. Too much.
S: Sour, tart, citrus, lemon, and piney hops. In the background sits a hint of belgian spice, black pepper, sweet malt, and mild funk.
T: Sweet citrus--orange and grapefruit, spicy hops, lime, floral notes, and hints of a Flemish sour. Not quite as much here as the aroma.
M: Super light body plus loads of fizzy carbonation creates an almost ethereal feel...the beer feels as if it's lifting off your tongue and taking flight. Sweetly spicy with dry and mildly bitter hops. Sour and tart notes enter intermittently. Definitely unique here...and, in my opinion, lovely.
D: At first I wasn't sure what to think about this intriguing brew. It grew on me though and I would definitely recommend it if you want to try an "interesting" beer. Highly drinkable and would pair well with spicy fare.

mwilbur, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden yellow, obnoxiously fills the glass with 75% head, even with a gentle pour, takes a while before it settles enough to top off and drink. Scent is floral and bright citrus with fresh dried grain and tangy wheat, splash of fleshy apple and pear. Taste again brings lemony citrus and floral notes, apple and pear a little more forward, solid peppery spice, moderate yeasty notes, solid fresh dried grain backbone. Aside from the huge plume of head, the beer is not too bubbly, medium bodied, bone dry finish. The nightmarish head was one of the major detractors, keeping this from being excellent.

rfgetz, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Tittles
4/5  rDev +1%

Tittles, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent golden straw color with a large white head. Excellent aroma of spice and yeast with tons of bread and biscuit malts. It’s mildly dry with a nice floral character. The flavor is moderately sweet with a strong maltiness. The finish is dry with lots of yeast, spice, and floral notes. Really enjoyable, crisp, and refreshing.

womencantsail, Jul 26, 2012
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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.