Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Tripel
Ertvelde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
The house beer at the Staminee de Garre in Brugge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1578) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
750mlL Bottle. Pours an autumn gold with a thick head and good lace. Aroma of yeast, hot and fruity. Flavor of pear, pepper, and melon with a touch of honey. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbion (285) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at De Garre. Clear golden with creamy persistent white head. Aroma of esters, grains, honey. Taste is sweet, light sour, malty and yeasty. Medium body, average carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12930) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Keg at Staminee de Garre, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. Hazed amber with white head. Heavy belgian yeasty notes with pear drops, apricot, alcohol notes. Fruity with a touch of sweetness then banana hints. There was a chalky hint from somewhere or perhaps I was trying too hard. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4610) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
(En fût à Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste): Assez propre et épicé avec une belle clarté fruitée. L’alcool se pointe dans ta face une fois le conte de fée terminé mais c’est pas comme si on était pas préparé. Dans l’ensemble c’est plutôt survoltant. Solide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2520) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Spec’s in Rosenberg, TX. Hazy copper-orange with a good sized cream colored frothy, bubbly head that actually stays puffy forever. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of yeasty esters, caramel, light pineapple, bubblegum, and grain. Taste is yeasty and lightly sweet with a very slight bitterness. Medium-full bodied; a little fizzy, but otherwise pretty solid and a little dry. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Aroma is hoppy up front followed by a blast of bubblegum esters with a hint of decaying grass. Appears cloudy gold with white head, some lace. Taste is mild bubblegum sweetness up front followed by balancing grassy-hay hop bitterness; floral flavors when you swish it in your mouth; fish sauce and tin foil are far in the background. Palate is light but mouth filling, very nice. Overall, a unique tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1239) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Clear, golden colored, strong white creamy head, good lasting and very nice lacing. Aroma is quite fruity, some brewing sugar, very spicy, some Belgian yeast. Taste is medium+ sweet brewing sugar, bit caramel, fruity, spices, medium+ spicy phenolic bitterness, alcohol is a ninja for such a high ABV beer. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. (on tap, Staminee de Garre, Brugge)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4348) - BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 You haven’t been in Brugues if you haven’t been in De Garre and tasted this house beer of theirs, which has become something of an ’underground’ classic throughout the years. Very thick, rocky, dense, creamy, egg-white head, hazy peach blonde colour with slight ochre hue. Aroma of raw celery, baker’s yeast, biscuit, caramel, canned peaches, ’jenever’, some DMS (cooked cauliflower) and even DMTS (burnt rubber), banana, stewed rhubarb, cloves, white pepper, raw potato, young cheese, field flowers. Sweet onset, peach, banana, pear, pineapple with a sourish undercurrent, carbonation is medium and fit for the style; soft, fluffy caramelly and bready maltiness ensues, quite thick, with some spicy phenols on top. Finish continues this maltiness and adds a lot of slightly wry, ’jenever’-like alcohol, lingering white candi sugar sweetness, earthy, herbal hops and that typical, somewhat wry Van Steenberge yeast bitterness. This is not the best tripel I had, not even the best Van Steenberge beer, so as far as I’m concerned, this seems a bit overrated and overhyped. I have heard many theories concerning its true nature over the years: is it an original beer or not? My guess, which is as good as anyone else’s, is that this is a refermented ’coupage’ of Augustijn Grand Cru with Piraat 10.5, or something close to that. Glad I tasted it, but I expected a bit more of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (729) - Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle pour..pops off nicely after cage n cork..pours a bit odd with appears to be some cork residue..light Amber color with small white filmy head that stays throughout..nose is pleasing with spices..cloves..coriander..faint banana fruit presence..bit of sweetness from the malt..undeniably smooth with very little trade of the high abv..does have some lingering warmth and complex depth..coats the palate with tripel goodness..went for the full effect pairing this with double cream Gouda..quite tasty together

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Draft at De Garre, Brugge. Late white head. Gold body. Clove, wheat. Bitter. Dry finish.

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