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

Tripel Van De GarreTripel Van De Garre
BA SCORE
93.3%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 313 ratings
Tripel Van De GarreTripel Van De Garre
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:
#565
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
313
Liked:
292
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
9.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Hey, I was supposed to get a free piece of cheese with this beer, and I didn't! Oh well.

Anyway, this triple was served on tap in a tulip glass, coppery-peach color, moderately carbonated with a slight, white head that left some nice doily-ish lacing. Aroma of pale malts, floral hops, and light fruits. Taste followed the aroma, with pale malts, candi, and fruity esters up front, pear, white wine; light peppery spice and floral hops come in mid-palate, followed by a bit of breadiness and a somewhat bitter, dry finish, with a definite hit of alcohol. Medium body, and quite drinkable, but not quite as smooth as I prefer my tripels to be.

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Photo of spycow
3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the corked, caged 750 ml bottle. Sampled on February 3, 2016.

It pours a slightly hazy golden yellow under a foamy off-white head that fades down.

Aroma of pale malts, spice, pepper, and a little citrus zest.

Medium, soft body.

The taste tends to go spicy and peppery with maybe some ginger, sage, and other biting spices. The pale toasted malts are mellower than the spice.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes slightly better than it smells in my opinion.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured with a hazy apricot orange color and a head with tons of life.

The aroma was sadly simple but overly fragrant. I caught strong banana and clove or peppercorn but that was about it.

The flavor is unlike the nose as its vastly complex with honey, maple syrup, yeast, clove, sweet green Apple and pear. The finish is a bit twangy as it there's a sour note.

The feel is slick and full but the carbonation is fuller and expansive.

Never been a huge fan of Tripels but I must say the flavor of this is amongst the most complex I've seen and it makes this well worth the try.

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Photo of waldemarsto
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Noipas
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damian
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Staminee De Garre, Brugge, Belgium
Served in a signature Garre goblet

The beer poured a crystal clear amber color with a near three-finger head of super creamy, off-white froth. Tons of lacing stuck all along the glass. The head slowly faded to a thick, resilient cap that lasted the entire drink.

Lots of must in the aroma. The beer had a very cellar-like quality. Somewhat sweet and spicy. Yeasty. Belgian candi sugar notes were apparent. The nose became even sweeter as the beer warmed.

The taste was also quite sweet and spicy. Wheaty, crisp and moderately tart. Slightly lemony. Fruity in the center. Somewhat hoppy and semi-dry on the finish. A touch of alcohol warmth came through as well.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a crisp, sprightly effervescence.

Drinkability was quite good. This beer was tasty and well rounded. The sweeter than average flavor profile might limit your consumption however.

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Photo of babaracas
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11% tripel. Major carbonation issue, can't pour more than an inch of liquid, incredibly gently, without overflowing any reasonable size glass with foam. As with all of van Steenberge bottles I've found, no yeast at the bottom, making this more of a QC issue at the time of bottling than a bottle conditioning issue.

Pours a nearly clear light orange with obnoxiously billowing white head, settles fairly quickly given its size to a quarter inch thick cap with a whole mess of chunky lace strewn about. Smell: pils malt, candi sugar, booze, lightly peppery with notes of dried apricot and pear. Taste: juicy pear, yellow plum, dried apricot, peppery, spicy with coriander and clove-ish finish. Hefty body, a bit boozy even for a tripel. This colors within the lines but it's tasty.

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Photo of ninkasibrew
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit too busy for me, but still really delicious.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RD1163
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in the lovely 'Staminee De Garre' many times: this review is of one taken on 17 Oct 2012: poured into the usual goblet shaped glass.

Old gold body with huge foaming head that subsided enough to see I'd been poured more than it intitially looked.

A malty fruit basket of smells hit the nose: they carried on into the taste as well. Add a yeasty feel and a musty nudge to the flavours and you're about there.

Smooth and easy to drink: the alcohol well hidden, goes nicely with the cheese given along side the beer when in De Garre.

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Photo of irthesteve
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of baiser
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped in at De Garre in Brugge on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It took a few tries before we got the address right. It was served on a tray with some cheese and this was the perfect afternoon snack. Brewed by Van steenberge for De Garre as their house beer, this is a delightful tripel. A creamy, rich, lasting head with tonnes of lacing on their unique glass. This isn't a first class tripel, but it hit the spot that day. It was fruity, with lots of malt character and finished very sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is cloudy, golden yellow in colour. Recommended if you're in Brugge.

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Tripel Van De Garre from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 313 ratings
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