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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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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-02-2012 15:06:26 | More by t0rin0
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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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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and poured with a half finger high head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: The smell is sour and has notes of floral and grassy hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some notes of peppery spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation with some dryness in the finish.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. It is a good blend of Belgian and American styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 04:46:23 | More by metter98
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 17:29:25 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

06-01-2013 21:21:44 | More by kjkinsey
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-25-2012 03:11:45 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: two finger head with nice lace, clear and golden.

S: wet sock hop aroma with some fruity and clove notes.

T: somewhat floral and a little earthy. bread malts and more green apple and spice notes.

M: light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. semi dry

Overall: This is a very nicely done beer. Very drinkable with nice complex flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 01:34:16 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 06:43:15 | More by TMoney2591
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nickfl

Florida

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

A - Poured with one finger of white foam on a clear, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Spicy and fruity lots of clove with a little bit of pear in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with some sweet notes of pear. Spicy, musty hops in the middle and more fruity yeasty in the finish with moderate bitterness and lingering clove notes.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very good, great yeast character that provides depth and interest to the beer. It could be a bit dryer, which would make it more drinkable, but still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 03:26:36 | More by nickfl
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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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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

A: Poured a clear golden color with bubbles, and a nice white cap

S: Banana, apples, hints of clove, spice and light pepper

T: Light apples with pears, a throw at bananas. Clove, spices, light floral hop presence

M: Light body, airy, dry, tasty and well carbonated

O: Good overall

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2011 16:07:13 | More by barleywinefiend
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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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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-29-2013 17:05:12 | More by GraduatedCashew
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, big pine like hops. In the taste, starts with pine hops and ends to a grapefruity citrus hop. A nice hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. Yea, Belgian IPA, nice big hops and nice all day!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 14:31:37 | More by OWSLEY069
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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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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very light, clear gold with a billowing white head that takes about one minute to recede into a thin mousse.

S: Aromas of talc, straw, hay, lemon peel, kumquat, and bready, spicy Belgian yeast are present on the nose.

T: Notes of unripened pineapple, mango, carambola, lemon peel, lime zest, grapefruit rind, kumquat, bitter orange, grass, straw, chalk, talc, biscuit, and spicy yeast wash across the palate. The finish is bitter and citrusy, with a punch of bitter orange, lemon peel, grapefruit rind, and kumquat flavors.

M: Very light and thin in body and initially resinous, but dries out quite a bit on the fade. Carbonation is spritzy. Alcohol presence is very subdued, making this ale quite sneaky.

O: In many respects, this is really more of a Belgian IPA than a tripel. The very subtle malt base, yeasty aromas and flavors, and huge hop punch are all hallmarks of the style. So, judged as a hoppy tripel, this ale is a failure, but judged as a Belgian IPA, it is mostly a success. If the mouthfeel weren't so slight this would be a knockout Belgian ale. There are great hop aromas and flavors here, but the end result is just a little off-kilter.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 15:31:36 | More by mrfrancis
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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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FosterJM

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 19:53:05 | More by FosterJM
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 16:13:14 | More by rfgetz
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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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scottfrie

California

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into snifter. Purchased at BJ Restaurant.

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale lemon-golden with a billowing, thick, dense, bright white head that took forever to fade into a thick fluffy film that left sheets of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Huge notes of chalky Belgian yeast, spices, lemon zest, peach, clove and pears. Smells good.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of chalky, earthy, spicy yeast notes and sweet fruits. I’m getting some great flavors of ripe bananas that I wasn’t picking up on the nose. The finish is lightly sweet, spicy and has a good dose of earthy grassy hops, and the aftertaste is dry with a light sourness. Peach, pear, apricot and clove come through as well.
M: Fluffy carbonation, medium body, with a chewy, thick, and drying mouthfeel.
O: I was surprised by this one. Nothing super special but there’s nothing wrong with it either. A very solid tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 02:14:51 | More by scottfrie
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Dope

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 04:21:30 | More by Dope
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Straw yellow in color with a 1 inch white frothy head and exceptional retention and lots of carbonation bubbles

Smell: Clove pear and peach with some grassy notes on the finish

Taste: Lots of pear upfront with some straw/grassy note with a slightly sour finish

Mouthfeel: Light body and tons of carbonation with just a hint of tartness

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and I think this is one of the beer colab's I have personally had

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 17:52:50 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Phelps

Arizona

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 19:42:50 | More by Phelps
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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.