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Camaraderie - De Brabandere

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88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration with BJ's Brewhouse.

(Beer added by: nickfl on 09-05-2011)
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Photo of rfgetz
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of mrand01
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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

Photo of Patrick999
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, I'm getting tired of beers gushing on me. But once I calmed this gusher, it showed a resplendent white gold in my tulip, with the requisite huge crown of foam and sticky lacing. Pretty exceptional, actually, Duvel-ian and Dupont-ian in appearance.

Nice aroma. Very floral, expressions of linalool all over the place - a Euro and American hop bomb, I get a lot of the citrusy aspects of American hops along with the flowery continental varieties. Has a slight, but definite, "farmhouse" aroma, I haven't even tasted it and I think this might be classified inaccurately as a tripel - even if tripel was the inspiration of the brewers.

Wow. This reminds me a lot of hoppy, slightly funked-out American-style saisons. This is rather bitter and dried out with a carbonation bite and a little leathery Brettanomyces. Peach and apricot essence too. Almost like a drier, more crisp Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas. But excellent American hop bitterness going on here, with the pilsner malt (I'm assuming) providing a canvas and then getting out of the way.

I'm not sure I care whether this is a tripel, saison or Belgian IPA - it's an accomplished, tight beer. Makes me want to check out more offerings from BJs, as well as revisit some classic Bavik standards.

Photo of Dope
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of rdickey
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
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!

Photo of kylehay2004
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.