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Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
84
good

342 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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daledeee

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

This poured an almost uncontrollable head. I had to stop to let the head calm down. The nose was somewhat fruity, musty, grains and hoppy. Taste was rather involved. Tart fruits, hops are the main thing going on here. Grains(mainly corn) is also present and I don't find that appealing for a tripel. It was a tad on the strange side at first. Mouthfeel was bubbly. Below average for a Belgian beer.

03-06-2008 02:55:07 | More by daledeee
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%

Pours flourescent yellow, with brightly contrasting white head.

Nose is a mixed melody of tropical fruits and esters.

Flavor wise, the beer is noticeably high in alcohol at first, but then you can settle into the balance of tropical flavors, especially banana, yeasty/estery notes, and pleasant bubble gum.

Finish is long and medium sweet.

03-03-2008 02:43:56 | More by yemenmocha
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ROMER79

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%

Petrus pours a opaque gold with a fluffy three finger head. At first I could smell hops and light malts, but then after a bit I could really pick up some citrus. The taste was a well balanced mix of hops, honey, light malts, and citrus flavor. It is a lighter beer and with that said I felt that it was a bit more refreshing than your darker beers or ales. Very good beer to have w/ Mexican food. Easy to drink!

02-26-2008 19:51:32 | More by ROMER79
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velo343

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Fairly hazy straw yellow, a touch of orange. moderate white head, settles down to a nice, thin layer of foam on top of the beer that remains for the entire drink.

Smell is quite citrusy, with some grapefruit, lemon, a bit of sour apple. The taste is very much the same, reminding me quite a bit of drinking a high-quality cider. Lots of tart fruits, layed against a biscuity malt backbone. Dry mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that adds to the acidity.

A fantastic beer, extremely drinkable and delicious. However, I'm not quite sure the Triple label is the best description of the beer. I can't really hold that against it, however.

02-13-2008 00:49:56 | More by velo343
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%

This beer pours a hazy orange-yellow color. The head is a massive, three inches in height, and recedes very slowly into tink chunks of lacing. The aroma is of citrus, lemons, and earthy yeast. It is a nice aroma, but it is very faint for a tripel. The taste has the same lemon, citrus, funky yeast characteristics as the aroma, but they are somewhat stronger. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer that I could drink again.

02-12-2008 19:59:42 | More by KarlHungus
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

Out of the several Petrus brews I've tried, this is undoubtedly one of the best... From an 11.2 oz bottle copped from Gary's Wine in Madison, pours a thick, hazy, cloudy appearance with incredibly huge frothy, foamy head... straw-colored, yellow appearance leads to an aroma full of clovers, fruit, and yeast... strong, rich flavor with bananas, citrus, grapefruit, and lemons bursting through... ultra-thick and rich mouthfeel... creamy taste with good drinkability lead to an all-around outstanding brew... definitely my favorite Petrus sample so far... really good stuff... top-notch, and certainly enjoyable... Really worth a try...

01-18-2008 00:37:19 | More by dsa7783
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stephendr

California

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

11.2 oz. glass bottle- color of pale yellow, with a thick frothy white head - nose of yeast, crisp, light spice, light colored fruit, and semi floral – taste of yeast, crisp, light spice, light sour fruit, and semi floral - body is medium, semi acidic, and with high carbonation – aftertaste of yeast, crisp, light spice, acidic

01-04-2008 07:02:56 | More by stephendr
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timbro81

Oklahoma

2.28/5  rDev -38.4%

Pale straw color with a massive billowing head. Lots of carbonation apparent in the glass. Yeasty, boozey, smell with a slightly breadyness to it. Taste is very lacking. Bland and stale tasting. A slightly boozey finish. Aftertaste is nonexsistent, did I just drink a beer?

01-02-2008 06:26:00 | More by timbro81
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head. Nose is slightly hoppy with a lemon zest edge. Flavor is almost slightly bitter though very consistent. Feel has a thicker carbonation to it. It’s pretty drinkable due to it’s smooth and even taste, though because it doesn’t stand out and is calm in the flavor department, I have to lower the score for that one.

12-30-2007 08:20:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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thierrynantes

France

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière à la robe blond doré, mousse abondante tenant bien, dégagement gazeux important
Smell : nez malté et floral
Taste and mouthfeel : ronde en bouche, bien équilibré, légére acidité et une amertume prolongée
Drinkability : une bonne bière dans le style triple

11-25-2007 09:41:07 | More by thierrynantes
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

330ml bottle served chilled in a Delerium Tremens tulip

Pours with a golden yellow body full of tiny little beer bubbles. Thick white puffy head forms about an inch thick, good retention. Lots of bubbly lacing up and down the glass

Smell, chalky dry malt, quite astringent yeast character also on the nose. Some almondy alcoholic vapour alongside a touch of dms. Some faint tropical fruit (passion fruit, pineapple, melon and mango), A few peppery hops in there too

Taste, initially some slight pepperiness from the hops followed by some fairly sweet malt backed up by a dry lingering yeast character towards the finish. Prickly carbonation and fairly crisp mouthfeel, quite a noticable presence of alcohol on the finish along with some peppery hops once again

An odd tripel, noticable hop character, slightly vegetal.... reminds me of a biere de garde actually...

10-31-2007 03:38:53 | More by cypressbob
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theopholis

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance- Pours clear orange/amber with a thick, fluffy, white head. The head has some impressive staying power, and leaves a thick, sticky lace.descends to a thin patch.

Aroma- A bit subdued, but what is there is a bready, malty nose with hints of pepper.

Taste- Again...a bit bready up front with fairly noticeable pepper notes. A fairly spicy middle, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel- Body is a tad light (which is appropriate to the style). Good level of carbonation. Really pushes the peppery middle on the tongue.

Drinkability- Worth trying.

09-19-2007 06:58:37 | More by theopholis
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medic25

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%

Part of a "suitcase" gift pack, served in a Duvel tulip. Huge frothy white head with opaque golden color. Pleasant yeasty aroma. Taste is quite fruity, and a little yeasty; a nicely done tripel. Quite drinkable, with little hint of alcohol. An enjoyable brew.

09-19-2007 06:21:28 | More by medic25
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jettjon

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%

From an 11.2 oz bottle from a 6-bottle multipack, no freshness date. Into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!), pale yellow/hazy clear with great carbo stream. Huge eggshell white head, slow fade, plenty of lace left behind. Nose of sweet malt with hints of citrus. Light coriander. Sweet malt counterpoised against peppery, warming alcohol and herbal spices. No real hops presence, other than a faint floral/citrus note. Pretty much tastes like a classic tripel. Slightly astringent. Somewhat ho-hum finish. Big, bubbly mouth with sharp carbonation that adds and edge to the spiciness. Wet and satisfying; feels as a tripel should. Drinkability is good save the price; sure, I could down a few of these, but for these bucks, I expect a premium brew, not merely a good one.

Overall: OK, of the 6-bottle multipack, apparently I’ve saved the best for last, at least my favorite for last. Several of the other Petrus brews in the pack played extremely fast and loose with style, but this one is spot on. Not the best tripel I’ve had, but good nonetheless. The only downside for me is the price; roughly 4 bucks for a 33cl is too steep for beer of this caliber, IMSHO.

08-22-2007 23:20:24 | More by jettjon
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baos

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

8.4 oz bottle into favorite Trappist glass.

A: Cloudy Belgian Ale look with huge head. Cloudy-golden-amber.

S: The smell is okay. Sweet yeasty apple cider.

T: I didn't know what to think at first but quickly decided- yuck. Caramel apple yeasty strange milky medicine taste. I kept smacking my lips wondering what I had tasted like this before. Then it hit me: My Grandmama's Fu**ing cooking wine!

M: Not that bad really a lot better than the mouth taste!

D: I didn't like this beer at all, and I am usually a fan of Belgian ales, when I'm in the right mood. Thumbs down.

08-12-2007 03:51:01 | More by baos
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

A: Two finger width head, which dissolves into 1/2. Golden yellow much akin to a pear. Has a strong lace that stays throughout the life of the brew.
S: Light and virtually non-existent.
T&M: Strong alcohol feel to it and it also has a acidic bite. It will tickle the tonsils.
D: 1-2 tops in any one sitting. One that I woudl visit every now and again.

05-18-2007 17:18:35 | More by July2Nov
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours clouded orange/amber with a thin head descends to a thin patch.

The smell is of orange peel, spiced bready yeast, caramel and a touch of pepper.

The taste is of caramel - just a bit too much - orange, lemon, yeasty. There is some Saaz(like?) hops, but almost lost in the malt. Some spiciness in the sweet, syrupy finish.

A bit thin for the style, but smooth.

A decent sipping brew, and worth trying, but not one of the most flavorful or complex of the style to come out of Belgium, IMO.

05-02-2007 20:33:38 | More by jwc215
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JayTheFinn

California

2.8/5  rDev -24.3%

Pretty boring tripel.

A - Pale yellow body with a bright white foamy head.
S - Smells corny, like so many Mexican lagers.
T - Bland honey sweetness. Hardly any alcohol kick. Hardly any character to mention. Unobtrusive, but tasty if that's what you're looking for.
M - Bah, not worth mentioning.
D - Sure it goes down great if you want something super sweet, but if you're looking for a proper tripel you'll be disappointed.

04-07-2007 04:28:34 | More by JayTheFinn
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BeerDonkey

California

3.08/5  rDev -16.8%

From the Christmas 6-pack. The 3rd beer I’ve tried. The first 2 were pretty disappointing, I’m hoping this one is better

Appearance: thick, billowy, cloud like head. Cloudy Orange-ish yellow liquid
Smell: Heavy honey, grass
Taste: not bad! Not particularly interesting, but decent. Effervescent and sweet with little depth or character, but no off flavors
Mouthfeel: clean and crisp

Overall: one of the better Petrus beers I’ve had. I’m a big Trippel fan and this one isn’t half-bad. One of the cleaner ones I’ve tasted.

03-27-2007 02:12:06 | More by BeerDonkey
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Westsidethreat

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

A: Light blonde color with countless amounts of bubbles moving quickly to the surface. The head is full and frothy made up of tight sandy colored bubbles.

S: Wet hay, green peas, lemon grass and copper.

T: Begins with yellow corn sweetness with nips of lemon juice and fresh cut grass. Very much mineralistic leaning towards the limestone side of things. Straw, honey and green apple finish this boring beer out.

M: Medium body with the standard Belgium over carbonation

D: This beer is lacking severely in flavor. Pass in a big way if you see it in the store.

03-11-2007 02:05:19 | More by Westsidethreat
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Talisker

California

2.42/5  rDev -34.6%

A disappointing beer, especially at its premium price. Poured from an 11.2oz bottle from a holiday pack sold in NorCal.

Pours a nice-looking hazy bright yellow with a very frothy head. Nose has a little bit of Belgian-style bite, but no spice, no depth. Taste is the big letdown, muted, hard to distinguish flavors. Texture's a little thin.

I would go on, but it's not worth it. Skip this one.

03-10-2007 18:38:53 | More by Talisker
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IntriqKen

California

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
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oelergud

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

Hazy golden body with good carbonation. HUGE white butte head, pillowy and creamy with good retention and amazing lace.
Sweet and sour fruity scent of green apple and citrus.
Intense sweet malts equaled by a sour fruity mix that last through the after taste. A hint of almond.
Medium body and a surprising dry finish.
Easy to enjoy and a beautiful beer in your glass, pure eye-candy.

-Oelergud

02-17-2007 21:19:34 | More by oelergud
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Very murky, orange yellow beer with a fine, stabile head.

Smell is fruity and spicy with some hoppy notes, there is also some sourness which make the beer less 'fresh'.

Taste is a bit wild, with some characteristics of wild yeast, at least some barnyard and horseblanket, but in a very moderate way. I can also taste some cork, which obviously isn't in there. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly sticky. There is a mild bitter. A good balance, but for me it wasn't fresh enough.

02-16-2007 15:48:29 | More by Absumaster
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vwcraig

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured a hazy pale golden color. Massive carbonation and the beads swirl to the top to form a huge pillowy head that is stiff and bright white like meringue. Appetizing doughy smell along with a winey white grape smell with green apple rounding it out. Fresh apple taste with an astringent and low level metallic taste. Thick lacing is left behind as the glass empties. Aftertaste is drying but sweet. Very smooth and not burning or acidic like some lesser examples. Slick, smooth mouthfeel with prickly carbonation at first. Decent drinkability with lower ABV. Probably still not sessionable. Pick it up if you have never tried it before.

02-11-2007 19:51:03 | More by vwcraig
Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.