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Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere

Petrus Gouden TripelPetrus Gouden Tripel

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BA SCORE
84
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%


Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this 750ml bottle a few months ago and indulged on 17OCT12 while enjoying one of the few remaining warm, Fall days...

Poured into a small tulip glass. It was mostly clear, and medium-golden hued. Head was a healthy, fluffy mass of white foam. It lasted quite well, ebbing slowly and it left excellent lacing. Nose was mild, with some bready qualities plus some tropical fruit. Medium in body, the feel had a touch of prickliness on the tongue, yet it was still solid.

Tasted light sweetness of some crackery malt and it was a little doughy. Mild green fruit (pear, apple) came into play, and it was quite on the dry side. Had a touch of peppery spice near the finish. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either. Prosit!

1528

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 19:08:32 | More by Bierman9
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From a 330 ml bottle (an indecipherable code is printed on the bottle) into a tulip.

A-The beer is crystal clear and pale-golden-straw in color. There is a stream or two of carbonation visible to support the two-finger tall head of white foam. Retention is roughly a minute and no lacing is left behind. Somewhat odd looking for a tripel...looks more like an American BMC-style lager.

S-The aroma opens with a fruity metallic twang that suggests cider, white grape, and apple juice. There is a bit if bubblegum yeast aroma in there and a touch of dough, but also an off-putting malted graininess that -- like the appearance -- suggests a BMC-style lager.

T-The taste tracks the smell with a bit less fruit/cider flavor, but still a rather uninspiring malt flavor that tastes a bit like cooked corn. The alcohol is medicinal and there is still a bit of metallic twang. The finish has a vague, hoppy bitterness and grainy crispness. Very little Belgian yeast flavor.

M-The feel is quite light for the style with assertive carbonation that, again, wouldn't feel out of place if I were drinking a Bud Light.

O-I am pretty disappointed in this beer. I like some other Petrus offerings, but this one misses the mark in pretty much every category. I find the cooked corn maltiness to be especially odd here and the other flavors are strangely fruity and unbalanced. The assertive carbonation also detracts from the rest of the beer.

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Aroma: Dense aroma of honey dominates the aroma. Cloves, coriander, orange rind and honey are notable as well. Spicy alcohol, as well as a sweet dessert bread add to the complexity.

Taste: Opens with a strong, spicy note, soon followed by a wave of modest earthy hop flavors. Bitter apple rind soon follows, with a wave of brown sugar, and prominent spicy alcohol. Finishes slightly sweet and earthy, with a pleasant warming note.

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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.

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Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.