Camaraderie - De Brabandere
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
07-26-2012 17:29:25 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
06-21-2012 15:31:36 | More by mrfrancis
2.1/5 rDev -46.8%
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.
06-16-2012 19:42:50 | More by Phelps
3.18/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
03-24-2012 16:14:27 | More by jmarsh123
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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
02-05-2012 17:52:50 | More by DarthKostrizer
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured into pint glass.
Appearance: straw color, pours 2+ inches of thick white head, fades at a moderate pace, minimal lacing.
Smell: earthy, citrus, grapefruit, a little funk, estery.
Taste: citrus, earthy, a bit estery, bready, peppery, Grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp, a bit tart.
Overall: a very tasty beer, the best beer I've had from BJ's, fairly complex, drinkability is very high.
01-16-2012 19:58:39 | More by phichifiji00
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
1007th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
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.
12-25-2011 19:53:05 | More by FosterJM
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
12-23-2011 02:14:51 | More by scottfrie
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
I got this at BJ's brewhouse and was delighted to see BJ's and Bavik joing forces to make a fine Belgian beer.
Apperance: Pours a lively Champagne color with a towering four finger head that sits there like meringue.
Smell: a wonderful bouquet of spices and floral hops with some baked fruitiness.
Taste: swirling with complexity with notes of candied fruits, cloves, and spices.
Mouthfeel: smooth and quaffable with a crisp finish.
This is a great collaboration between a worthy restaurant/brewhouse and a true Belgian brewery!
12-11-2011 02:52:32 | More by Portertime
3.48/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
12-03-2011 22:59:27 | More by Beernf
3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
11-30-2011 05:18:15 | More by mwilbur
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
11-28-2011 16:13:14 | More by rfgetz
4.47/5 rDev +13.2%
750mL bottle poured into a Tyranena tulip. Bottle was a bit of a gusher, nothing too extreme though.
A: Hazy golden color with small bits of sediment floating around. 1/2" of foamy white head that seems like it's going to be around for a while. Leaves a lot of lacing.
S: Citrus fruits, apple, wheat & belgian yeast.
T: Lots of citrus fruit followed by more earthy tones with a somewhat spicy kick from the belgian yeast.
M: Medium bodied with tons of carbonation.
O: Wish this one was easier to find. At the right price point, this could become a staple of mine.
11-20-2011 22:27:00 | More by mrand01
Camaraderie from De Brabandere
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