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Tripel Van De Garre | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the house beer for the famous De Garre pub in Brugges, Belgium. Brewed using traditional Belgian triple base with three times the amount of malt allows the brewer to achieve the 11% ABV.

Added by Popsinc on 11-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#560
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
321
pDev:
9.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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164
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best all around beer I've ever had. Very thick consistency. Experienced this on tap in Brugge Belgium.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.96/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of bobbyHILL
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draught at De Garre. Crack in a glass.

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Draft at Novare Res. Was told this beer "typically" isn't sent out of Bruges. Absolutely perfect tripel! Happy to try, would love to drink again.

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Photo of Gdubss31
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at Staminee De Garre in Bruges. Everything about this beer was amazing!! , it is the best Tripel i have ever had. If only i can get a keg or bottle of this in CA would be great!

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4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregSobo44
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent beer. It is available in several bars near where I live. It is served with Gouda cheese, which complements the tripel extremely well.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very creamy beer, served in Brouge with 1/3 beer, 2/3 foam, and a few small cubes of cheese that pairs very nicely.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cneville
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

While studying abroad in Luxembourg, took a weekend trip to Bruges and randomly encountered the bar. Walked in--could not get a table. Determined, we went back the next day, and sat for two hours at a table by the window.

Served in the de Garre glass.

Appearance:2-3 inches of head, lasted throughout entire beer with prominent lacing. Beautiful color.

Smell: clove, citrus.

Taste: Sweet at first, then lingers into a spicier finish, but one of the best tasting beers I've ever had. Like no other trippel.

Mouthfeel: sticky, and you don't notice the alcohol as much as you should. The sign warns of a 3 per customer limit, as it is 11 ABV, but I feel like I could have doubled that...until I got up to leave.

Went back to Bruges 2 months later with my dad just to take him here and show him this beer. He was certainly appreciative. This was the beer that got me truly interested in great beers. I'll never forget it.

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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of teddibrewski
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

the best tripel I have ever had!

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4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Due to a very helpful tip from my man John..on tap at Brouwers...
This mystical being spawned in an alley in Brugge. The goldenrod colour displayed in my glass offers an array of various breeds of hope. Hope for mankind. For the kids. Clouded, not obscured. I lift and sniff from the buxom glass. Clove and pepper, some floral notes, a bit of sweet malt, a bit of Clousseau. The taste is a phenom, the slightest bit of sweetness drowned out by a melange of yeasty flavors, pepper, clove, thyme, and a bouquet des fleurs. Unique and exceptional. I was not truly prepared for this beer. I hope I make it back up to the lands of the north before this wonder is disappeared.

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4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Bright and golden with a huge creamy white head and thick lacing.

S: Very faint aroma over all, but there is some sweet banana, spices, yeast and faint alcohol.

T: Slightly sweet malts with a very well balanced faint hop bitterness. Some nice spice and a hint of banana.

M: Very smooth and creamy quickly followed by a nice prickly carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden, but there is a slight warming in the finish.

O: Great beer at a great place and the cheese that comes with it, pairs perfectly. One of my favorite beers on my 2 days in Belgium.  

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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