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Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by superspak:
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottle code 38596. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apple, pear, apricot, grape, honey, bread, herbal, floral, candi sugar, earthiness, and lightly spicy yeast esters; some slight cardboard but its not too noticeable. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/malty notes. Taste of apple, pear, apricot, honey, grape, bread, herbal, floral, candi sugar, earthiness, and lightly spicy yeast esters. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, honey, herbal, grass, candi sugar, earthiness, and light spicy yeast esters on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/malty notes; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Tripel. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/malty notes; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:07:13 | More by superspak
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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spoony

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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Appearance: Hazy golden brown with some suspended sediment. The head is off-white, small, and coarse, but retains well. This, scattered, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. There is slight and slow-rising carbonation.

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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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.

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Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
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