nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Marheb (4502) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
rougeau13 (2494) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Petkus331 (388) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kajser27 (1195) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Alengrin (4262) - BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HeadyDE (703) - Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
dynamiteninja (1795) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at De Garre, Brugge. Late white head. Gold body. Clove, wheat. Bitter. Dry finish.
puboflyons (2966) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the corked, caged 750 ml bottle. Foamy head over a yellow pour with a little haze. Spicey and pepper notes on the nose along with toasted biscuit and bread. Maybe a hint of citrus zest. Smooth, medium body. The taste has a kind of clean, spicy character with a peppery bite that creeps up at the end.