Camaraderie - De Brabandere
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3.55/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
10-24-2011 04:21:30 | More by Dope
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
10-15-2011 23:17:49 | More by rdickey
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
10-11-2011 06:43:15 | More by TMoney2591
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
10-09-2011 04:46:23 | More by metter98
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
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!
09-30-2011 14:31:37 | More by OWSLEY069
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
09-06-2011 01:34:16 | More by kylehay2004
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
09-05-2011 03:26:36 | More by nickfl
Camaraderie from De Brabandere
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.