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Gouyasse Tradition - Brasserie Des Géants

Gouyasse TraditionGouyasse Tradition

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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.01%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Géants visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: packetknife on 12-02-2003)
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Reviews by MEsquandoles:
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MEsquandoles

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My girlfriend bought back a 33cl bottle from Brussels. Poured into an elongated Unibroue snifter.

Cloudy and great head retention.

Smells very yeasty and spiced, with some honey.

Flavour is not very strong, but nothing offensive and no off flavours. Pretty clean in that regard. Peach and melon, accompanied by some grassy, peppery hops.

Great dry, peppery finish. Could maybe pass as a Saison.

Highly drinkable and refreshing. I'd buy it a lot if it were cheap...but not really worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 02:08:32 | More by MEsquandoles
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-24-2014 17:43:55 | More by Vsarmatov
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Chemister

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-09-2014 18:32:43 | More by Chemister
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-02-2013 14:54:17 | More by dcmchew
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StJamesGate

New York

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Labelled as Goliath Blonde, from Brasserie Legendes.
On draft at de Zotte, Amsterdam.

Hazy platinum with madly clingy snowy froth.
Funk, crackers and lemon on the nose.
White bread, a twist of lemon, then cut grass hops.
Herbal finish and slightly bitter rind linger.
Crisp, light, slight cling, creamy.

Lemon meringue pie! Nothing like the depth of Blond v Jut. Still, gets the job done.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 11:22:49 | More by StJamesGate
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SenorTacos

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-28-2013 10:45:30 | More by SenorTacos
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-19-2013 18:38:26 | More by safaricook
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-16-2013 20:54:03 | More by Ciocanelu
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Marius

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-15-2013 09:19:50 | More by Marius
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SStein

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-07-2013 08:29:58 | More by SStein
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2013 02:23:58 | More by uturn
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, glowing gold with a clingy white head.

S: Aromas of honey, grass, and citrus are immediately evident.

T: Notes of grapefruit, kumquat, lemon, herbs, grass, caramel, honey, and biscuits wash across the palate. The finish is hoppy with pronounced grass and citrus notes.

M: Light to medium in body, dry, and firm. Carbonation is crisp. This is a very drinkable ale.

O: Compared to many Belgian pale ales, Gouyasse Tradition is very flavorful. This was a great experience on-tap.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 22:38:56 | More by mrfrancis
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tall thin 330cl bottle, best before Mar 2013, poured into a Duvel glass in Nov 2011.

I managed to keep the sediment out, so the beer was a golden yellow colour with nothing floating about within, the head was poor, thin and wispy: the pour didn't help the head of course, with me being cautious trying to keep the yeast and sediment elements out. To be completely fair an island of bubbles did stay throughout the review and a full collar surrounded the beer until the end also.

Belgian yeasts and sweet floral, fruity notes from the hops (and malts).

Crisp and sharp in the mouth, a bit fizzy, too carbonated for my palate, but not unpleasant. Those sweet aroma notes carry on in the taste, this isn't bitter or harsh at all, even though it isn't smooth or rich in any way either. Lets just say it's rough around the edges in flavour and texture.

Different and interesting without being completely unusual or fantastic: I liked it, but didn't go overboard about anything.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 21:18:48 | More by BlackHaddock
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

Surprised to see this one on tap at Vine St. Pub in Denver. $7.50 for 8oz. I only had one :)

Pours a bright gold/orange a bit murky. Large white fluffy head. Lacing is great. Does seem a bit sugary...

Aroma is tame. Not all that outstanding, but nice nonetheless. Banana is heavy with a good dose of spice/coriander. Base pale malt and wet dough.

This is a nice tasting beer, but a bit odd with the feel. The flavors of banana, coriander, mint, parsley, malt and some citrus give off a sweetness that seems misplaced. Maybe it is. But the feel on the end is a quick dryness that really takes the beer off the palate. Very little aftertaste, making it quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 07:06:55 | More by Mebuzzard
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle a few weeks ago in Poppel at the Bierschuur. I like Belgium pale ales and this bottle is one of the good dinkable beers in his sort.

Poured in my Struise glass the beers is nice yellow with a two finger head with lots of big bubbles. Not much carbonation, a pity.

Not very bitter but more sweet. This is a refermented beer.

Look closely at the label, quit strange!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 20:13:39 | More by Brabander
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours golden with a good clarity, a grainy looking white head, and some prodigious lacing. Smells quite grainy with some light citrus and a dose of earthiness. The taste as well is very grainy with a bit of light, malty sweetness along with an earthy, herbal bitterness. The graininess distracts from the rest of the beer, unfortunately, but its all pleasant enough if not exemplary.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2010 03:00:41 | More by Georgiabeer
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glid02

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear gold color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of pale malts with hints of Belgian candi sugar and green apples.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors up front are joined by hints of green apples and fainter hints of spiciness. The ending is crisp.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass fairly quickly and could have a few more.

Overall I thought this was a pretty drinkable BPA but it really didn't have enough complexity to be anything better than good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 22:59:25 | More by glid02
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Voss

Italy

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful yellow, pretty clear, topped by a big fluffy head, this belgian smells hoppy and malty. Taste is very balanced, not so bitter, just smooth malt.
Very similar in aroma and taste to Judas, that I probably prefer, but still a good beer that I will have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 22:23:55 | More by Voss
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thierrynantes

France

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2007.
"Gouyasse" is the name of the giant parade through the streets.

Appearance : yellow color, with abundant foamy head.
Smell : yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : yeasts are present, good roundness and bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 16:43:02 | More by thierrynantes
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atis

Finland

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is mostly floral malty with some grassy hops and barely distinguishable yeast. Taste is quite similar - soft and sweet maltiness in the beginning, maybe some caramel additionaly and nice bitter finish. Plenty of enjoyable carbonation. Aftertaste is long lasting with kind of warming feeling.

Pretty good beer, I will definitely buy some more of them

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 17:16:28 | More by atis
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Westmalle goblet.

Very little head, even with a fairly aggressive pour. It dissipates very quickly. The body is a nice hazy golden amber.

Smell is very pleasant. Very slight sweetness and hints of light fruits.

The what little sweetness there was in the aroma isn't as present during tasting. Fruit-like tastes coming through, but quickly overpowered by malt and a slight bitterness. Unexpected, but good. Lots of carbonation, and little to no alcohol present.

Overall a nice brew. There are better things to spend 2EUR on at the beer shops around here, but definitely not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 17:08:40 | More by philipquarles
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Cromster

California

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Beer Mania in Brussels after being recommended to us by Nasser the owner.

Poured from a Bottle into a trappist goblet

Appearance - Darker golden color with a big foamy white head. Good lacing all the way till the final drink. .

Smell - Malt, yeast, hops and something fruity I can't make out.

Taste - The taste doesn't jump out with anything in particular. Hops, malt and some spice are there.

Mouthfeel - Tons of carbonation all over the mouth with a crisp dry finish.

Drinkability - This is a lighter refreshing beer. Not bad at all and I would drink it again. It just isn't something amazing.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 04:09:40 | More by Cromster
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a golden color with a nice big head, which disappears after some minutes.
Smell was full of coriander and honey, making the beer very fruity and spicy.
Taste was mostly honey and sweet, some liquorice and sizzling from the carbonation. When the beer warms a slight cooked vegetable taste comes through, but this is not very disturbing. Together with this taste there is also a wort-like maltiness, again not disturbing.

I liked the fruitiness and spiciness of this beer, but the sweetness make the beer less drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 13:17:15 | More by Absumaster
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow gold with a full pillowy white head, lots of suspended sediment, and very active carbonation. Yeasty Belgian aroma with fruity tripel-like notes and lightly spicy hop (?) aroma. Nice balanced yeasty, spicy, malty, hoppy (?) flavors -- a la a light tripel. Light-medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Very nice straight forward Belgian Pale Ale.

Per Label: "Kasteel Brouwerij" & "Unfiltered Ale"

(33 cl / 11.3 oz.)

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2005 19:34:44 | More by RBorsato
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kmcnair

California

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle pours a pale yellow and creates a thick and fluffy white head that laces my glass well. The head is nice, this meets the style characteristics quite well. Floral aroma with spices, dominated by coriander. Flavor is clove and coriander, peppery spice and sweet malt, strong yeast character and is lightly bitter in the back end. Medium body that opens sweet but finishes dry. Carbonation is soft and creamy. This is enjoyable, I am not certain if I will have the chance to try this again, but I would.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 05:48:32 | More by kmcnair
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Gouyasse Tradition from Brasserie Des Géants
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