Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere
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Reviews by Badger6:
4.26/5 rDev +15.1%
Poured out of a chilled 750 ml corked bottle into a Petrus tulip (came in gift pack with the beer).
A: Golden color, slightly hazy. Chunky white head, good retention, heavy lacing.
S: Green grapes, pears, mild spices, and floral notes.
T: Grainy malt, grapes and pears right up front. Some sweetness, but not overpowering, that gives over to a mild bitter at the end.
M: Light and well carbonated. Slightly dry finish, ends crisply, clean feel.
O: An outstanding Belgian tripel. Crisp, clean, easy to drink. Not heavy at all. Everything feels in balance and each part complements the others, nothing is out of place. Drank this on a cold winter night, need to revisit the review on a humid 80 degree summer evening and see how it compares, I suspect it will be even better in that environment.
02-01-2014 14:39:31 | More by Badger6
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3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
A golden pour with a very generous, white, foamy head. Lots of bubbles going on here. The nose is light and floral with a champagne yeast hint. The mouthfeel is smooth with a dry finish. The taste is mildly sweet with honey and has a nice warm alcohol dryness to it. A little light on the tongue but not to a fault. Overall a decent triple although not in the class of lets say, Westmalle.
12-30-2003 19:05:59 | More by Popsinc
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
Appearance Exceptionally cloudy light yellow body with a gigantic head.
Smell The typical malt and orange aromas come out well. Theres a little sour funk though typical of this brewery.
Taste The malt base is strong and supportive. The (predominantly) orange sweetness lies on top as well. The Petrus sourness comes by for a visit, too.
Mouthfeel Medium-bodied but slow going.
Drinkability This wasnt the best drinker of the bunch.
Comments Their Aged Pale offering capitalized well on the stingy, sour malt flavor of this brewery, but here it just didnt belong.
09-27-2003 02:12:06 | More by RoyalT
3/5 rDev -18.9%
7.4 oz bottle poured a mostly clear, golden amber body. Head is magnificent, with a two finger, billowy offwhite color. The head slowly fades, and beautiful Brussels sheet lace is all over the goblet.
Aroma features tangerine, lemon, coriander, and a twangy yeast note.
Mouthfeel is tart and dry, moderately carbonated.
Taste is dry and citrusy sour, with a prominent yeasty presence. Not many complexities here, even at room temperature. Lemon and coriander are overwhelmed by the dryness and strong, "twangy" yeast.
Fares poorly when compared to other Belgian Tripels. This is not one that I would try again.
05-21-2004 11:08:47 | More by merlin48
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
On tap at the Gingerman NYC. Poured almond, semi cloudy, white head, tightly bubbled with well developed lacing. Nose of Peaches , toast and bubblegum. Alcohol noted, slight sourness/tartness, nutty center, unusual triple. The sourness was abit offsetting. Worth a try but not my favorite triple.
09-17-2004 11:41:17 | More by Billolick
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
Purchased at Ayottes in Hudson, NH February 27, 2009, drank Friday, March 6, 2009. Caged/corked bottle
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bright vanilla pudding yellow body, huge frothy white head four fingers tall. Still lingering and clinging to the glass for dear life.
Smells funky, with some straw characteristics. Almost like an American macro that has past it's prime, but somehow not as adversive as that sounds.
Tastes a bit funky, sour and of straw. Farm-like, but not farm house.
Highly carbonated, sticky mouthfeel and bitter at the end.
Not a very smooth drinking beer, or one that was very memorable. I'm glad I was able to try it, but won't be looking for this one again.
03-07-2009 02:34:53 | More by fdrich29
3/5 rDev -18.9%
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma has a good bit of biscuit malt as well as a ton of floral and berry-like hop notes. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of biscuit and grain notes, with some floral notes. There is also a good dose of grass from the hops. The beer is not too sweet and the alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-16-2012 05:17:06 | More by Mora2000
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Bought on sale for $3.75 from a beer store in Hunt Valley. Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Massive 4 finger head, great head retention and very nice lace. Cloudy golden yellow in color.
Nose- Little hops, cloves, sweetness in the nose like from a flower. Smells like a very solid tripel.
Palate- Lemon zest, citrus. Very active and fine carbonation. Belgian yeast. Slight sweetness. Clove is fairly prominent. Very mild hop profile. Decent, moderately long finish, fairly dry. Booze is well hidden.
Mouthfeel- A bit thin, dry. Very active carbonation.
Drinkability- Fair at 7%, however can be hard to locate.
10-07-2008 18:38:54 | More by Kraken
4/5 rDev +8.1%
A caveat before beginning my review: when I opened my bottle, it foamed over for a full two minutes, reducing the amount of leftover beer in the bottle by roughly a quarter. I've rarely had this happen before, and don't have a second bottle to see if this is the result of something I did, or something to do with the beer itself. All I can say is that I pulled it out of the fridge and opened it--there were no drops or shakes or jarring motions.
Having said that, and hoping that the foaming didn't affect the taste, this tripel carries many of the expected aromas for the style: malty sugars and fruits, especially berries, orange and apricot, and smells a lot like a nice champagne.
On the tongue, many of the same flavors dominate, the ale being especially heavy on orange and coriander notes, with a few other light fruit esters thrown in. Some dark brown sugars reside in the background, as well as a good light smattering of hops and a thread of lightly toasted grains.
It is, in other words, a good beer, and well-deserving of the high ratings it's garnered. I'm not sure that it necessarily brings anything new to the table for a tripel, but it does easily rank among the better ales available in this style.
08-08-2011 03:05:34 | More by jondeelee
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
I ordered this beer at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse to complement my Chimay cheese plate. Wow, I never thought cheese could be that complex, but hey what a great pairing with beer. Anyway this beer appears a vibrant glowing gold with an orange tint to it, along with a bright white foaming head. Aroma is huge malty sweetness with great carmel tones, and definite touch of alcohol in the aroma. The taste is full of ester fruit tones that are trademarks of Belgium tirppel ales, but this one is not overly sweet or to overempowering in any way a beautifully balanced beer. Nicely carbonated with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel what an extraordinary beer. Yes, it is way too drinkable I could chill with this beer anytime, awesome.
05-09-2003 12:16:44 | More by WVbeergeek
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
(Served in a chalice)
A- The beer pours a full glass of off-white foam that eventually boils down to a clear golden yellow body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- Notes of nectarine skins in the yeasty esters that finishes with some wet stone notes and some ripe fruit notes in the finish.
T- The dry stone fruit flavor has a jam quality to it with some soapy flavors to follow. The taste is very quick with a clean finish brought on by the tight fizz. There is some dry green hops has some unripe fruit notes to it.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a full fizz in the mouth with no real alcohol heat noticed.
O- The nice blend of subtle flavors is nice but it is missing more of the classic yeasty flavor or malt or hops that would make this beer a bit more tasty.
01-08-2013 20:14:48 | More by rhoadsrage
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
An aggressive pfffssssttt upon opening the bottle. The beer pours with as much head as there is beer. My glass is perfectly full of half toasted golden blond liquid and half off white spongy head. Watching the head slowly break down reminds me of the many reasons I love beer. Beautiful. There is a turbulent carbonation that rockets through the translucent liquid.
Smell is like crisp fresh cut green apples mixed with a little champagne. There is an initial sweet nose with a sour pucker at the end of a long whiff. There is a grainy smell that is a mix of cereals, yeast and fruit.
Taste and mouthfeel is impressively creamy. The flavors associated with the smell is muted by a dominate yeast breadiness. It's smooth and silky but dull in the flavor department. There is a mild bitterness but it's underneath a bread blanket.
A satisfying beer but one that's lacking in the flavor department. I like the powdery finish but wish there was more there to back up the look, scent and feel.
10-02-2008 00:20:17 | More by jbphoto88
3.2/5 rDev -13.5%
The bottle I have came out of a Winter Gift Pack and is labeled Petrus Gouden Tripel Ale.
Pours a pale golden yellow with a nice full finger of white that melts to sticky lacing covering the top of the glass.
Aromas are very atypical Belgium yeasts, a little peppery spice, and powdery bread.
The taste is again, typically Belgium....sharp bite from carbonation and citrus, a lttle pepper, and sweet malts fill the mouth. Definite candy sugars in there.
Aftertaste is clean.
This is a decent triple...but doesn't hold up to the best at all.
03-07-2007 23:43:44 | More by IntriqKen
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
750 ML bottle, gold foil over cage & cork. Is that a Belgian Santa on the lable? He sure looks jolly enough!
Light gold, with white and yellow hues. a bright wheat field in the summer coms to mind. slightly hazy, which is expected and understood. The pour was tough, and at only 45 degree's you would not expect an "explosive" pour, but alas...even a very gentle pour amounted to a shit-load of foam. It piled up fast, even in the Chimay Goblet. Oh well, I'm not in a rush. The solid white head rises at least 5" high, when it settles, it's clumpy with a milky crown. It healthy, but the yeast is crazy.
The nose has an abundance of robust yeast aroma's, spices, dried earth and leaves, musty and hearty wheat. a certain sourness adds fermented white grapes, banana's ans cream, sweet tart candies and a light, sweet malt way in the back.
The flavor in one word is: Sublime. The balance of the flavor's stands out as the best quality. The Yeast is very flavorful, a takes most of the flavor spectrum, and that's just fine because it gives it an earthy, hearty flavor, hot wheat, musty earth, all-spice, herbs and gentle dried fruits. The malt comes in crisp and very, very clean feeling adding a crispness that is very delicate on the palate. The hops are subtle and add further earthiness and spice right at the end and rides in with a well-adjusted heat that adds warmth and a slight bite. This flavor's create a very nice, intricate groove that is tight.
Spot-on style-wise, and it delivers a very clean experience.
03-16-2009 18:51:08 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
A bit creamy, but little douginess and yeastiness for a triple. a prominent metallic wateriness that didn't prevent drinking but left an unsatisfying aftertaste. Some spice, lemongrass and corriander, berries not too alcoholic. Too malty sweet. Reasonable nice lacy appearance.
10-29-2004 12:43:34 | More by Sammy
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
Pours out a hazy yellow brew with super foaming head..Super carbonated.Smells to me like a hefeweizen,,clovey and banana notes.No hops smell that i can distinguish. Estery slightly tart,,good beer. Tiny bit watery mouthfeel. A pretty drinkable Tripel.
01-14-2009 02:23:19 | More by tweeder263
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
Bavik produces a very basic, but clean and well-brewed tripel under the Petrus brand name. It pours a clear yellow-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright-white foam that seems to hold forever. The lacing is pretty incredible as well, with high walls of bubbly but solid froth. The nose is limited to some yeastiness with an edge of fruitiness over a lightly sweet and wheatish graininess. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and gently effervescent with a somewhat elevated, natural carbonation. The flavor is as the aroma suggests without much more: yeast enters at the front, followed by some slightly tart but mild red fruit; and then some mildly sweet hay-like malt appears before it finishes with a flourish of yeasty acidity (with a spritz of lemon), a flick of flinty bitterness, and a smear of leafy and spicy hops that linger along with some mild alcohol. Overall it's a pretty decent, straight-forward tripel; but there are so many more complex versions out there that it hardly seems worth the effort.
08-16-2006 00:11:00 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +8.1%
The little bottle bothered me. If it's good, please put it in a 22oz instead of a little 8.4 oz please. Nice yellow color, good carbonation. It had a good crisp taste, although the ABV was quite prevalent. Could have used more hops. Overrall, a good beer.
02-18-2003 11:46:54 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.