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Gouyasse Triple - Brasserie Des Légendes

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86
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Reviews: 154
Hads: 221
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-10-2004

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Photo of Nightwing
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

330ml bottle ($3.82) from Premier in Halifax. Has a mild aroma of bread. Pours a very cloudy dark golden colour, with off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. A good mild Tripel. (229 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is light hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with lots of particulates; the rising bubbles churn the particulates in a circular pattern, similar to a lava lamp. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity esters and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, having flavors of apple and pear esters along with notes of yeast and slight hints of alcohol and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Bits of dryness are noticeable.
O: This beer manages to do a good job hiding most of the alcohol from the taste but it is a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle (802 characters)

Photo of Dentist666
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours hazy amber-gold beer with decent white head, good retention. Aroma is more malty, less fruity (peaches), unlikely spicy, likely yeasty. Flavour is heavy, full of alcohol, rather flat and abominable. It's actually hard to evaluate the beer correctly due to lack of balance. Low drinkability and common impression. (318 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale apricot yellow in color, hazy with little chunks of yeasty goodness. Huge soft and full white head.

S: Lovely smell. Light and fruity with some lovely berry aromas. A touch of caramel sweetness with raisins finsihing out the aroma.

T: Sweet with plenty of fruity notes as well as a touch of clove. There is certainly a little bit of a tartness to it, but the tartness blends well with the Belgian yeast flavors. Slight alcohol flavor.

M: Light and crisp on the palate, with a blistering amount of carbonation. The only real negative is that there is a fairly harsh linger on this..

O: Overall good, but the harsh finish is a real damper on this brew for me. (674 characters)

Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goliath Triple. 33cl bottle (06/2016) into a tulip. Pale golden yellow color. Big fluffy white head with good lacing and ok retention, settled to a thin lacy foam. On the nose sweet bready malts, earthy yeast and some fruit and citrus. Tasted of sweet bready malts and pepper. Finished dry with slight hop bitterness and a long lasting peppery taste. Became sweeter as it warmed up. Medium-light mouthfeel with stingy carbonation in the end. No alcohol taste. Not the best tripel I've tasted but not bad. (504 characters)

Photo of RickS95
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly different than a lot of others in the style, this resembles Duvel with its clear golden color. It's not a bright gold, more of a faded dingy gold, but doesn't have the same orange hues a lot of other Belgians do. The head is thick and retains well. Extremely bright white color. Foamy. Thick lace gradually slides down the glass leaving a heavy spotting.

Classic for the style with plenty of pear, green apple, green grape and pepper spice all vying for attention. Smells a bit sweeter that others. Slightly bready, but malts and hops take a back seat.

Champagne notes. Pear and pepper fight for control. Bready, but also some malt hints appear. Hops are merely a bit player. Alcohol makes a cameo late.

Something is lacking. It needs a bit more body for something so strong. Not really light bodied, but not quite medium either. Carbonation is strong in the finish, but the beer feels a bit flat up front. Spicy finish, and it seems the hops finally show with some savory bits near the swallow.

Good, but not great. Has most of the Belgian bases covered, just a rough spot here or there prevents it from being world class like many of its breathren. (1,163 characters)

Photo of TruePerception
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brasserie Des Géants' Goliath, Belgian Tripel. 9% ABV.

A: Very active carbonation. Two fingers of head, with big bubbles. Fades fairly quickly. Slightly-amber yellow with tons of tiny grey flecks. Almost clear in the dimple.

S: Straw/hay. Faint citrus. Slight sweetness.

T/MF: Well carbonated. Bitter grassy flavor. Hoppy bitterness towards the back.

Really, I do not see what people see in this beer. It seems like more of a hop head's tripel.

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass. (506 characters)

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: rosy with citrus, hops and cream

Taste: hoppy bitterness with orange cream adjunct with subtle wheat notes and sweet peppers

This beer can pair well with aged mozzarella and crackers or vegetable pizza. I recommend using either a wine glass or, a tulip in order to achieve the best possible taste; the chalice really didn't do it for me. (346 characters)

Photo of Tinfang
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Labeled as "Goliath" from Brasserie des Legends. Poured into an Urchon goblet. A tulip might be more appropriate. 750 ml bottle, bowling pin-shaped, very dark glass and an oversize metric cap that was a bit of trouble.

Clear pale straw gold appearance, half inch of white head with lots of lacing and good retention. Fine carbonation that lasted the entire bottle along with a thin layer of foam to the last drop.

Smells of malt with a distinct floral character, citrus and a bit of yeast.

Alcohol well concealed by malt with a hops presence which could be a bit better defined. The floral quality of the hops persists nicely though from sip to sip. Typical Belgian spiciness, but restrained by the lack of a background candy sugar taste. This is an all malt tripel. Initially poured too cold at 45 degrees, with some metallic after taste which disipated as the ale warmed. Hops and the citrus notes became more pronounced. Not overwhelming delicious but tasted good to the end.

Mouthfeel was just right. This looks like a golden ale and the less-than-chewy density and the fine carbonation were in harmony.

I will buy more of this. (1,137 characters)

Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a lightly hazed pale yellow, towering dense head recedes leaving massive clumps dangling.

Aroma is yeasty candied fruits dappled with confectioners powdered sugar. Clean with a touch of camphor.

Sweet touch of apple, pear and grain. Just a touch of herbal bitter aftertaste which fades rapidly. Unoffensive in any category, pleasant to anyone. Lively prickly shy of medium bodied mouthfeel. Warms well.
cheers
jd (445 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, light orange zest, bread, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance; a touch muted. Taste of big honey, apple, pear, grape, light caramel, light citrus zest, bread, floral, herbal, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; with a very malt forward taste with low yeast spiciness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian Tripel. Very nice flavor complexity with solid balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9%. Even though I prefer more peppery Tripels, this was very enjoyable. This likely had some significant age on it though. (1,297 characters)

Photo of Levich
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a goblet.

It pours a nice golden, light copper color with a one finger head that quickly dissipates leaving only a hint of bubbles.

The aroma has a typical fruit ester quality with subtle acetyl notes. A bit of yeast also comes through.

The flavor is pretty straightforward. It is actually a bit flat in the front with a moderate bitterness on the finish. There are hints of the fruitiness, but very subtle. There is very little or no alcohol flavor.

The mouthfeel is thin with light carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty good tripel. Nothing extraordiny, but good. (603 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky orange with a beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, and some earthy hop aromas. Taste is the same with a really earthy flavor and mild bitterness after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but drinking this one feels like drinking nature. (447 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have something to present to you; a 750 ml bottle of Belgian tripel. And on to the beer:

A wide bowled chalice proves to be the right glass for this beer. There's a lot of airy foam on top, and underneath is a golden orange colored beer that looks attractive. Great head retention and good wrapping of lace helps the case as well. The nose is fine; aromas of apple cider, grass, and a touch of honey arise from the beer.

Sweet, grassy, and sparkling with carbonation are the theme for Goliath. The flavors of cider, wildflowers, woodsy stuff, some vague citru fruit, and a semi-spicy bitterness towards the end which balanced out the beer. The carbonation is strong and bubbly, the body closer to medium and full thanks to its airyness (is that a word? It is now!). That 9% ABV is intengrated well into the beer, showing itself only in warmth long after the beer has been swallowed.

This is yet one more quality tripel to come out of the land of moules-frites. A little more balance of the flavors could take it to a new level of greatness, but that's mere nitpicking at an already good product. (1,102 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sharp aroma of fruit, yeast, esters, and malt. Typical of Tripels.

T: Tasted of light fruit (orange, lemon), malt, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, and spices (a little pepper and cloves). Not a groundbreaking flavor, but lively, focused and tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy drink Belgian Tripel. Very much a drinkable beer. (538 characters)

Photo of colforbin73
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is a decent tripel but nothing mind-blowing. i would drink it again but not going out of my way for it.

pours a cloudy yellow with ample carbonation -- a thin white head disappears almost instantly.

not a lot going on aroma wise -- a hint of yeast and a tinge of hops, but a clean smell. the taste is good and spikey, with a nice sizzle on the tongue, grassy malts, just a touch of hops.... no real sumptuous flavors jumping out at me. i am looking for a touch of citrus or something floral but i am not getting it.

a decent well-made beer. but there are better belgian tripels out there. (599 characters)

Photo of kc44
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great pale, pale yellow gold hue, just what a want in a triple. Pours with a nice looking 1-2 finger bone white head that dissipates a little sooner than it might but leaves great big thick lacing. Reeks of classic tripel smells, spice, malt, yeast, herbaceous, kind of sugary. Flavors follow suit as well with big fruity sweetness, par for the course but then a surprising hop bitterness kicks in a little more than is welcome. I can dig a change of pace, but I'm not particularly feeling it here, as the hop bitterness hogs the finish and keeps it from being as crisp and clean as I would hope for. The body is also considerably heavier than what I look for in a tripel, although the carbonation level is pretty spot-on. As a package, this is a quality beer worth checking out if you are a tripel fan, see it around, and haven't had it; it is unique enough that some people may very well find it to be to their individual preferences. It is also a cut above most American attempts at tripels that I have experienced. All that being said, it doesn't quite make the grade to stand with the great Belgian iterations of the style. Nice to see that they were willing to take a risk in making some tweaks and not obsessing about style guidelines (how un-Belgian would that be), but it wasn't totally my thing, albeit a well-made and tasty brew. (1,340 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours hazy, dark gold with plumes of carbonation that result in a big, puffy, white cloud. The head never settles, but leaves thick rings of lace on the inside of my Dogfish Head snifter.

Pleasant aromas of fermented apples combined with other harvest aromas. There are light peppercorn tones in conjunction with coriander.

Astringent bitterness is a little assaulting on entry and continues, though diminished, into a long finish. This one is very hop forward, however, sweetness brings tart apple once it warms.

This triple has a medium body and almost velvety texture. The carbonation is high and the alcohol is about as expected. There are some metallic notes as well.

This is a fine beer for sipping; however, the astringency does hold it back. Perhaps try this with spicy tomato sauce or Mexican dishes. (813 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky straw, near white head. Small, mostly a disk with pretty good amount of cling.

S - Sweet malt with a mix of light earth and barn. A little of that tropical fruit thing is in there too.

T - Nice lush palate that incorporates the sweet malt with the light barn flavors and a pretty good amount of snappy bitterness.

M - I like the balance. The carb is good and would say light to medium on texture.

D - Despite 9%, very drinkable. (442 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Holy white sopay head! This brew rushes giant white head. Very soapy. Brew is cloudy orange color.

S - Lots of super Belgian scents! Big banana, cloves, and other various spices. Very nice.

T - No heat! Super smooth. Golden delicious banana. A bit too clove-y or me, but still well done.

M - Too much carbonation. Smooth heat. No bitterness, quite sweet.

O - Awesome brew for the low price of $3.34... Recommended. (425 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange with a creamy, lingering white mousse. Little bubbles of carbonation are evident once the beer settles in the glass. Looks like a tasty tripel.

S: Disappointingly faint aromas of caramel, biscuits, and a vague citrusy fruitiness are present on the nose. Shockingly weak for the style.

T: Notes of prickly alcohol, orange, lemon zest, biscuits, caramel, golden raisins, chalk, and a subtle herbal spiciness swirl across the palate. The finish is robust and fruity with caramel and citrus notes chased by a swell of alcohol.

M: I always expect tripels to be full bodied, but this one is a little thinner than most. Carbonation is active, yet expressive. This ale is chewy and thick, but also rather dry. Could be a little better balanced.

O: This is a solid Belgian tripel. Not the best, but not the worst. I could see this being a good gateway tripel for those wanting to experiment with the style. (926 characters)

Photo of Mar02x
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A amber colored hazy beer with an enormous head. The head remains quite long but in the end retracts until a small layer remains. By the way, not that my glas is dirty because remnants of foam stick to the glass from top to bottom. There a some carbonation bubbles visible trying to get up.

S - A fresh, hoppy smell mixed with honey. And I don't like honey in my beer, so thats a bummer.

T - Luckily enough there is not much left of the honey taste in this beer. What is left is; coriander, orange apple, florally hops. It is all blended into a tasteful and surprising beer. One has to be a lover though and after the second sip I cheerfully am. The beer is namely reasonably sweet and not so bitter. Where the alcohol is hidden I didn't discover yet.

M- A very nice and soft to medium carbonation that perfectly goes with the taste. In your mouth the beer gets sticky quite quickly and all the readers of my reviews know I am a fan of that. The after taste is not bitter en the alcohol warmth stays away too, very well done.

O - I keep an aversion against the honey smell, but it is a tasteful beer that is certainly worth trying. I even think I would buy it again. (1,174 characters)

Photo of July2Nov
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden sunburst orange that seems to beaming from the glass with a thin lacing and an initial release of carbonation that doesn't last very long.

Smell: citrus notes of oranges and lemons. A pear essence follows along.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with a honey sweetness to it, that soon follows into an acidic citrus flavor of oranges. The middle part has a buttery smoothness that dips right back to the acidity of the citrus flavor. Dry with citrus rind flavors are showcased in the aftertaste.

Overall: Nice beer that has some good flavors, but the citrus rind flavor tend to overpower the beer for me, which would allow me to drink this one not as often as I would like to. (702 characters)

Photo of Brabander
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Today i came home from a day Belgium. Picked up some Westvleteren 8. Looked in my cellar and decided to take this one. Bought the bottle in the beershop in Poppel Belgium a week ago. No best before date.

Poured in a dutch beerglass, a lookalike from the Struise glass. Nice lightyellow fluid with a decent head a carbonation which stays and stays. Good.

Smell is one with a kind of twisted dryness. Taste is ok but nothing fancy. There are no specific ingredients i could detect. (481 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33cl Brown bottle, best before 4-2013, drank and reviewed 8-2011.

Poured into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip glass: looked good, clear deep golden amber body with a huge crown of snowy white bubbles for a head.

Belgian yeasty aroma, with some sweet traces of candyfloss in there too. As the beer warmed in the glass a hop presence reared it's head a little.

The taste is semi-sweet initially, then a bitter harshness arrives as the mouth begins to dry. I prefer the first impression to the non-citrus but dry hop feel towards the end of each sip.

Well carbonated, bubbles rising through the clear body throughout the tasting. The head leaving some good lacing too. Sadly, the alcohol also becomes conspicuous towards the end of each mouthful, which again, I'm not keen on. (779 characters)

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Gouyasse Triple from Brasserie Des Légendes
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