Camaraderie | De Brabandere

CamaraderieCamaraderie
BA SCORE
67.1%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 70 ratings
CamaraderieCamaraderie
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
70
Liked:
47
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
13.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of htrae2014
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1007th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 ML

2011 Seasonal for $12.95

App- A golden yellow with a lot of shimmer behind it. A bit of a gusher out of the bottle. A big 3 finger pure white head sat for quite a while. A small amount of cling that fell to a nice pond layer of bubbles.

Smell- A bit buttery like a Biere De Garde. Had a nice oily hop aroma behind it. A little bitter from those hops as well. A bit of a champagne like bubbly yeast.

Taste- This really didnt taste like a Tripel to me. This really had the flavors of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. A little more hoppy bitter on the taste. Very spicy peppery with a lot of yeast as well. A little bit dry and earthy.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. Very yeasty residual flavors with a bit of that butter flavor from the nose.

Drink- Pretty good for a collaboration. I would say that the buttery Biere De Garde flavors bring it down a little bit.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Photo of jaidenjb
5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Portertime
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Beernf
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml from the beer of the month club.

Opened it and a large portion of the bottle came rushing right out. Luckily I had read it was going to happen so i didnt get it all over the floor. After it calmed down a bit and I poured a glass, there must have been 3 inches of head on the thing. I decapitated it and poured the rest. Lemony yellow in color and quite clear. Tons of bubbles, like a champagne. Very effervescent. Taste is only ok to me. Smells better than it tastes. Smell is citrus and lemon, but the taste is more like hay and bread. Hides the alcohol well, and loosens up a bit as it warms. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear pale lemon with massive carbonation producing an overly large head. About 2 inches of beer and 4+ inches of bubbly, billowy white head. Too much.
S: Sour, tart, citrus, lemon, and piney hops. In the background sits a hint of belgian spice, black pepper, sweet malt, and mild funk.
T: Sweet citrus--orange and grapefruit, spicy hops, lime, floral notes, and hints of a Flemish sour. Not quite as much here as the aroma.
M: Super light body plus loads of fizzy carbonation creates an almost ethereal feel...the beer feels as if it's lifting off your tongue and taking flight. Sweetly spicy with dry and mildly bitter hops. Sour and tart notes enter intermittently. Definitely unique here...and, in my opinion, lovely.
D: At first I wasn't sure what to think about this intriguing brew. It grew on me though and I would definitely recommend it if you want to try an "interesting" beer. Highly drinkable and would pair well with spicy fare.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden yellow, obnoxiously fills the glass with 75% head, even with a gentle pour, takes a while before it settles enough to top off and drink. Scent is floral and bright citrus with fresh dried grain and tangy wheat, splash of fleshy apple and pear. Taste again brings lemony citrus and floral notes, apple and pear a little more forward, solid peppery spice, moderate yeasty notes, solid fresh dried grain backbone. Aside from the huge plume of head, the beer is not too bubbly, medium bodied, bone dry finish. The nightmarish head was one of the major detractors, keeping this from being excellent.

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Photo of mrand01
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
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 barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear golden color with bubbles, and a nice white cap

S: Banana, apples, hints of clove, spice and light pepper

T: Light apples with pears, a throw at bananas. Clove, spices, light floral hop presence

M: Light body, airy, dry, tasty and well carbonated

O: Good overall

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Photo of Patrick999
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Photo of Dope
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of rdickey
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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 TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
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 OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Camaraderie from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 67.1% out of 100 with 70 ratings
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