Alengrin (5788) - BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 11, 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 considering the - to me very clearly undeserved - hype. HeadyDE (876) - 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 dynamiteninja (1895) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Draft at De Garre, Brugge. Late white head. Gold body. Clove, wheat. Bitter. Dry finish. puboflyons (3513) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2016
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. pluginbaby78 (16) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2016
La miglior belgian tripel mai bevuta. Degustata in loco presso staminee de garre a Bruges. Tappa imperdibile.
weihenweizen (4170) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
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On tap at Beer Summit. Slightly hazy golden with medium/small white head. Aroma is nice fruit, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is rich light citrus and some alcohol. Alcohol comes through pretty good for me, not that good. Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Het bier is enkel te verkrijgen in één bepaald café in Brugge: De Garre genaamd, genaamd naar het kleinste straatje van Brugge. Cronkshonk (9) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
Been lucky enough to visit Bruges twice and had this on both trips. A great beer. Did not know they did take away bottles which I just read on a bother review. With this and Gulden Draak 9000 both on tap it makes Staminee De Garre a hell of a pub! gustavofnd (238) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 14, 2015
Uma cerveja excelente que vende somente em um bar em Bruges. Ótima tripel. Tomei nesse bar de Bruges.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tyrannosaurus (7) - ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Boozy, creamy, caramelly. In my opinion the finest example of a tripel and well worth a visit to Bruges just to try it. My wife hates beer but loves this. Foreigners are limited to three due to the high alcohol content. Ask behind the bar for takeaway bottles.