Camaraderie | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with BJ's Brewhouse.

Added by nickfl on 09-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 29
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mrand01
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of rdickey
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of Portertime
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this at BJ's brewhouse and was delighted to see BJ's and Bavik joing forces to make a fine Belgian beer.

Apperance: Pours a lively Champagne color with a towering four finger head that sits there like meringue.

Smell: a wonderful bouquet of spices and floral hops with some baked fruitiness.

Taste: swirling with complexity with notes of candied fruits, cloves, and spices.

Mouthfeel: smooth and quaffable with a crisp finish.

This is a great collaboration between a worthy restaurant/brewhouse and a true Belgian brewery!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is straw yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings tart citrus, hay, funk, floral hops. Smells nice. Tasty flavor. Complex and intriguing. Tart citrus and funk with a hop finish. Well done. Interesting and unusual. this one got my attention. I would have this again.

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Photo of phichifiji00
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: straw color, pours 2+ inches of thick white head, fades at a moderate pace, minimal lacing.

Smell: earthy, citrus, grapefruit, a little funk, estery.

Taste: citrus, earthy, a bit estery, bready, peppery, Grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp, a bit tart.

Overall: a very tasty beer, the best beer I've had from BJ's, fairly complex, drinkability is very high.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light orange in color with very little head.

S: Lots of orange and other citrus in the nose.

T: Hoppy, citric, a bit bitter, but pleasantly so, with some typical tripelesque spices.

M: Light bodied, but flavorful. A great beer for summer. Typical tripel carbonation.

O: A really good beer, perhaps not the best tripel (certainly not characteristic of the style), but really tasty. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of jmills3
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into snifter. Purchased at BJ Restaurant.

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale lemon-golden with a billowing, thick, dense, bright white head that took forever to fade into a thick fluffy film that left sheets of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Huge notes of chalky Belgian yeast, spices, lemon zest, peach, clove and pears. Smells good.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of chalky, earthy, spicy yeast notes and sweet fruits. I’m getting some great flavors of ripe bananas that I wasn’t picking up on the nose. The finish is lightly sweet, spicy and has a good dose of earthy grassy hops, and the aftertaste is dry with a light sourness. Peach, pear, apricot and clove come through as well.
M: Fluffy carbonation, medium body, with a chewy, thick, and drying mouthfeel.
O: I was surprised by this one. Nothing super special but there’s nothing wrong with it either. A very solid tripel.

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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
3.9 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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