lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank a couple of these at Staminee de Garre in Brugge - October 2008
Hazy gold topped with a dense, creamy white head in a goblet. Fruity and spicy in the nose. Sweet.
Big, sweet maltiness but plenty of spicy hop character to offset it. Big and bold but smooth and well balanced. It’s lively and just a bit warming but the considerable alcohol is masked. Dryish finish. Very, very nice tripel.
It may be worth it to go to Brugge for this beer alone.
piscator34 (1959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Garre. Dark gold in colour with strong carbonation. Very spicy on the nose (specifically black pepper and nutmeg), along with pale and pilsner malts, and booze. Savory spices and orchard fruit dominate the palate, along with more light malts. Medium bodied and a bit slick in the mouth. Well balanced.
petexner (895) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Garre, Brugges. dark brown color, nice head and smell. good, tasty beer.
Fin (7351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Had this as Waagstuk Bios Van Steenberge, Etvelde Blond which I understand is an alias, 20-02-10 Pours gold with a white head. This drinks far easier than an 11% beer should, can’t believe that its that strong though there is a nice warmth. Its sweet, malty with a fruitiness and a slight bitter bite. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4 Had this again at Waagstuk, Antwerp, Belgie, 20.03.11 Pours gold with a white head. Some sweetness and a little corn and cereal showing. Sunshine in a glass on a late winters day. Alcohol is quite heavy but this is a marvellous beer. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and yeast, leading to a dry fruity finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking golden-blond beer with a nice big white head on top. Aroma is slight peppery and has some Duvel like characteristics. It has a medium-dry malty feeling and some flowery touches too. Taste is ferm and it has a good balans. There are some hints of hops, alcohol and pale-malts ending with a nice peppery and flowery finish. Tasted at De Garre Bruges served in its most original glass.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big magnum type size bottle. Maybe it was because I drunk the whole lot in a couple of hours, maybe it was the fact that this is as good as I thought it was. Ever since I started rating (and before, I’ve always yearned for more since I was a boy) it has made my beer drinking experience so much richer and steadily moved me away from where I started on the blondes and tripels. This brought me home, this is pretty much how I want my every day beer to taste. Pineapple and citrus, sherbert, very yeasty, some spice, little caramel. Also helps that it brings back memories of being sat in De Garre on my honeymoon. I loved this stuff. Very tasty and with the sheer knackers a good beer should have. One criticism, they have ham or cheese sandwiches, he wouldn’t make me a ham and cheese! Miserable twat.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Garre, Brugge. Pours a dark golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Spicy yeasty flavor with some hints of caramel and some hints of hops. Has a long warming malty bitter spicy finish.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Staminee de Garre in Brugge. Bright golden color with a huge creamy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is wheat, yeast, grain, spice, and alcohol. Flavor is fairly malty with lots of yeast, also some spices and citrusy hops. Palate fairly smooth and creamy, a little full for the style. Solid.
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap@ Staminee de Garre, golden colour with creamy beige head, alcoholic, fruity and yeasty smell. Taste: bitter, yeasty, grainy, creamy, fruity, alcohol and spicy. A good tripel!