Saturday, 26 February 2011


Seeing as my first post mentioned my favourite Brugge bar i thought i give Linda's favourite a mention.
Staminee De Garre is another Brugge bar that features heavily on many a Belgian beer fanatics places to visit list. Now i speak from experience here but on your first visit this place can be difficult to find, the easiest way is to walk from the Markt along the cobbled Breidelstraat towards Burg, it's on your right down a tiny alley.

Should you be lucky enough to find a seat here (despite being split over 2 floors De Garre is still small but compact) the beer of choice and reason for peoples visit is the house beer Tripel van De Garre.

Brewed by Van Steenberge the house Tripel from draught is a masterpiece. Hazy amber coloured beer with the largest, creamiest head of any Belgian beer i've had, so dense infact that i'm pretty sure you could balance the cheese cubes that accompany on top without fear of sinking.

Classic Tripel in the aroma - citrus, clove and alcohol (this beer is 11%) taste is candy sweet malts with a fruity (apricot) edge and a slight tart, alcohol finish. Low carbonation makes this one hell of a dangerously drinkable beer.

No comments:

Post a Comment