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Gouyasse Triple - Brasserie Des Légendes

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86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-10-2004)
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Reviews by thefireman:
Photo of thefireman
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Monk's last week. Golden color with an ample, white head. Pleasantly sweet, like candy. Malts show through quite nice. Then, a real surprise. A dry, crisp finish. Sort of like tart. Very appealing. First I ever had it. Surely will be back for more. Terrific!

thefireman, Apr 23, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Maduro. $4 a goblet.

Appearance: Cloudy orange-yellow with a thick white head that slowly reduces to spotty lace.

Aroma: Sweet musty grains, orange rind, bread dough, and green apples.

Taste: Sweet fruits and half-baked bread. Some orange rind and pepper in the finish but dominated overall by somewhat boozy, sweet light fruit. Hints of lemon in the finish as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Unbalanced towards sweetness. Slightly powdery feel. Aggressive carbonation.

Drinkability: Very low. This is just too sweet for me and the flavor is overly dominated by some displeasing sweet fruity yeast flavors. I think these problems all result from this beer being on tap. Sometimes beers like this need time to rest and develop. This keg didn't seem to have that opportunity.

DaPeculierDane, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gouyasse Triple aka Goliath. 9% alcohol content Belgian style tripel.

A- Amazing burnt orange color with a spectacular off-white head that falls to a nice quarter-inch head with tons of thick lacing.

S- Earthy hops and mild yeast dominate followed by a floral compound and mild bready malt also.

T- Excellent blend of hoppy flavors with yeast noted. Floral and piney notes are first to taste also a great yeasty kick in the end.

M- Rolls over the bud very dry with an astrindency of hops make this a very complex mouthfeel. Very thin but effective coat to the tongue is wonderful.

D- Drinkable....very drinkable for having 9% alcohol i plan on picking up at least four 25.4 oz. bottle next time a Broudy's.

wesbrownyeah, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled a chalice at the Blind Tiger in NYC. This one is a style buster, some were saying it really was more of a "double Saison" anyway this poured light amberish and cloudy. Moderate head. Quite musty, earthy, and pleasantly fruity. Notes of fruit, I picked up some pineapple sweetness. Complex, interesting beer. Hopefully we'll see more of this in the states sometime soon.

Billolick, Nov 19, 2004
Photo of Kraken
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Fin Du Monde tulip glass. Firm pour evokes a 1 finger head with moderate staying power. Nice lace, very nice lace. Color is a clouded orange amber.

Nose- Sweet citrus notes, lemon zest, candied lemon. Rich almost sweet nose, some light hop notes.

Palate- Nice hop profile, prominent lemon zest, very nice. Citric hops, lemon, grapefruit. Some underlying sweetness. Long subtle bitterness in the finish. Some herbal qualities, very nice. Finishes long and dry.

Mouthfeel- Tart, dry and herbal.

Drinkablility- Very good, tasty beverage.

Kraken, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.4%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach color, nice fluffy white head of almost an inch in height. Sticky crystalline laces on the glass. Sweetened dehydrated berry aroma, something like blueberry pie. Lighter mouthfeel, carbonation about medium, nicely active but not fizzy. Taste follows the aroma, sugary berry preserves start things out, a solid medium malt, slight mid mouth tartness. Hops are well-integrated, not standouts, seem floral and somewhat minty. Not particularly yeasty or dry. Maybe the biggest flaw for me is the finish, apple butter sweet without a lot of character of the dryness I look for in a Tripel. Pretty solid offering, doesn't show off its alcohol, just a little monotone in presentation.

ADR, Jul 17, 2006
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks extremely drinkable. Golden liquid that has a drop of orange to it. The head is huge!!! Big, fluffy and tan/ off white. Sudsy with larger bubbles in the middle of the glass (around the pour area) and small thin bubbles towards the edges. Interesting.

Smell is distinctly Belgian, very prominent yeast, followed by peppery biscuit malts. Signs of tart fruits but the main thing I notice is the clean scents. Goliath is a fresh nosed beer and that's great in my book.

Taste is also very clean. There is a flavor of vodka soaked peaches with a nice grainy malt flavor. The finish is on the sweet bread side of things with touches of honey and juicy fruit gum.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy yet has a nice carbonated bite. No evidence of the 9% ABV except a slow warming of my belly. Mellow, yet interesting with on par flavors. This is a solid offering and well worth giving a shot.

jbphoto88, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of ggaughan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured a hazy yellow, golden color body with a maybe 2 inch head, thick and fluffy. Nice yeast and citrus in the aroma. A bit sweet as well. The taste was citrusy up front along with a hop bitterness on the tongue. I thought I detected a bit of a celery taste as well which was odd but not unpleasant. Medium body.

ggaughan, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Mar02x
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Mar02x, Oct 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shared with lunch guests, who could not distinguish this from other Belgian yeasty beers. A bit on the sweet side, with great foamy head, creamy mouthfeel and cloudy golden body. Aroma is pepper and some spice, which stays on the palate. Nciely balanced. Satisfying and only mdoerately drying mouthfeel.

Sammy, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle-conditioned, hazy golden-amber tripel ale teems with streams of effervescent bubbles that prop up its massive, longstanding head. The retention is excellent and it leaves wide rings of thick-bubbled lace. The nose is sweet with malt that delivers notes of vanilla and honey; and hops and yeast that offer delicate, wild flowers. It lightly bristles the tongue with its effervescence before warming to reveal a dextrinous medium body. Sweetness returns in the flavor with more honey and vanilla, as well as some candy (like salt water taffy), and a splash of cola. The delicate spiciness is really quite nice, and as the bitterness is well reigned in and lends only support, the combination of spice and a quick flash of alcohol keeps it from building on the palate. It finishes surprisingly dry given the candy sweetness that's found in the flavor, and it lingers with some leafy & floral hop flavor and light, residual spice. It's quite impressive, and surprisingly well-balanced and drinkable.

NeroFiddled, Apr 07, 2005
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at brasserie V, paired with a roasted beet salad at lunch

appearance: served in a chimay chalice...hazy golden body, patchy beige foam, lathered lacing

smell: flowery, white pepper, corriander, touch of honey, clean yeast, citrus hops

taste: a good tripel - citrus hops and spiced pineapple, white pepper, corriander, big fruity example of the style. This one leans to the sweeter end of the spectrum and also focuses some ripe light fruits like pear and apple

mouthfeel: active carbonation

drinkability: nice lunch beer

dirtylou, Jun 09, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a large white head. The aroma is slightly tart that is exploding with fruit, spices and yeast. The smell is very aromatic and inviting. The taste is filled with peppery spices and fruit with a yeasty finish. Wow, the spices are very evident in this brew which gives it an interesting character. Overall, this is a solid brew that is pretty unique. Recommended.

cjgator3, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of RickS95
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

RickS95, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cliff1066, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of kenito799
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz pour at Monk's back bar, Philly, as "Geants Goliath Tripel", $7.

Golden color typical of the style, with foamy active carbonation, sticky lacing.

Peachy/spicy Belgian yeast aromas with sweet maltiness in the mix. Lively mouthfeel from active carbonation.

Solid and delicious tripel with lots of fruitiness in there, but dry finish, sweet and bitter in good balance. Always a treat to enjoy a great Belgian beer on tap.

kenito799, Jan 15, 2007
Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours peach colored wiyh a fluffy 1 finger deep off-white head. Fairly good lacing & real good (filmy) head retention

S: Yeasty & passionfruit notes

T: Big herbal presence and honey sweetness up front. Hints of lemon & grapefruit follow. Peach or nectarine fruitiness comes through as it warms. Finishes dry, crisp, hoppy (lemons)& spicey

MF: Medium bodied, slick & low carbonation

Drank pretty easy for the ABV, this was by one of the fruittiest trippels I've had, interesting

russpowell, Oct 27, 2006
Photo of trioxin
1/5  rDev -73.9%

trioxin, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

GRG1313, May 21, 2013
Photo of philipquarles
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh 75cl bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a billowing, rocky white head that lasts. Very nice lacing. Smells of pale malt and citrus. Light fruity tang. Tastes of yeast and sweet malt, again with some fruitiness. Light hop character giving some pleasant bitterness. Dry finish. Sharp carbonation for the medium body. A pretty nice tripel over all.

philipquarles, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +4.4%

JeffreyJDavis, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on June 17, 2011. It begins with a cloudy, golden pour that rises to a half-inch, soft, silky off-white head. Any malts or hop aromas are muted behind the overwhelming grapefruit and canteloupe fruitiness. But they are there in the distant along with the yeast. The body is medium to full. As for the taste, it is extremely sour and tart with a nice dose of pepper and other spices sprinkled in. A bit too pungent for my liking but definitely full of character.

puboflyons, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed in the medieval castle of Irchonwelz and aged for 1 year.

A: Hazy orange color with lots of peppery floaties.

S: Faint aroma and hop spiciness.

T: Huge sour oranges and big bitterness of spicy hops for flavor. Some sweetness from Belgian candi sugar. Only 7.0 abv but drinks much bigger with a warming alcohol burn going down. Leaves a citrus and orange grind coating on the tongue. Very noticeable cotton candy flavor from yeast.

M: light-medium fullness, tart, with some alcohol warming

D: decent drinkability. drinks bigger then advertised.

beerthulhu, May 26, 2008
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Gouyasse Triple from Brasserie Des Légendes
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.