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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:
#555
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
320
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.1/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 cl. draft at ‘t Waagstuk as ‘t Waagstuk. Although it has a separate entry on BA. This is just a label beer and the same beer as Tripel Van De Garre. A beer which in turn probably differs not much from other Van Steenberge offerings.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a creamy white head.

Smell and taste: Slightly sweet with lots of yeast and citric notes. Picking up also some herbs and some spices. Notes of tangerines, nice chunk of dried Turkish fruits, touch banana and booze.

Body: average, slightly lively.

It is okay but not particularly distinguishable from a whole other slew of Belgian beers and not particularly to my liking. Just another semi-macro offering. This just felt massively over-hyped to me – a case of marketing and limited availability driving the hype train. Lots of better and more interesting triples out there.

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3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is one of the house beers on tap at Staminee De Garre in Bruges.

Appearance: A golden pour with a medium and very rich looking white head.

Smell: Medium nose with a very lemony and malty kick to it. Somewhat flowery and herbal.

Taste: Again, a vert floral taste with a slight bitterness and herbal character. Some nice maltiness here that helps turn the corner to a semi-sweet finish. A pinch of sweet-bread in there somehwere as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer w/good maltiness and fullness. Grainy and floarl mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Ahhhh, it was worth a try. Half decent beer, worth trying once.

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3.43/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is made for the bar de garre in Bruges - a great little place to visit if you can find it! It is a well rounded beer, and you should certainly try it while here, but not the greatest trippel by any means.
It has a lovely light blonde color and slightly cloudy, served in its own unique chalice. It has fantastic head retention and thick, intricate Belgium lacing. The head retention gives it a delightful little puff when finishing the glass.
The medium mouthfeel was appropriate to the style. The nose is slightly floral and dry with some malty notes. The taste was a little less pronounced than the scent, but basically the same.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma has floral yeast esters, slightly boozy and malty. Taste starts sweet and floral with a touch of sugar and finishes slightly bitter with lingering yeast notes. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad but it isn't by any means one of the better triples I had so far.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3.52/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, alcohol, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, alcohol, floral, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. As far as the style goes this one was pretty nice. I wish there would have been another touch of complexity going on with it. But what was present was still quite nice and fairly well balanced. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance and see it on tap.

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3.55/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in Staminee de Garre, Brugge on tap 22nd May 2005.

Served in unique glass that has a thick stem to it. This makes it look very good, but is slightly awkward. Anyway, appearence is quite light in colour, more straw than amber with very nice head.

Smell is good, hoppy and fresh but more floral than I expected.
It is the beer of the house, and is quite strong (at 8%) and tastes like that (strong, I mean). No disguising the alcohol, but this is a quite drinkable tripel with a good mouthfeel.

I quite liked this, even if it is not the best tripel ever. If drinking this upstairs in de Garre (as I was), beware the almost vertical stairs when exiting!

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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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