Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere
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4.13/5 rDev +11.6%
Golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is of pear and coriander. Taste is very sweet, almost like a pear cider. Finishes with a slight citrus taste. The taste is very impressive, but a little too sweet for a tripel. I actually find it hard to believe they achieved this taste without using cider ingredients.
09-02-2003 22:20:43 | More by dmarch
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured a nice golden organge hue. A beautiful white head with a hint of sweatness in the smell.
The it starts with a slight bitter/hoppy flavour then goes to sweat tangy kind of sensation and then ends with an almost sour flavour.
A very nice beer and very drinkable.
07-03-2003 23:38:42 | More by importguy
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
8.4 oz bottle.
Pours a hazy mid-amber/orange color. The thick, beautiful white head clings to the sides of the glass and shows excellent retention. The aroma is very malty, with subtle hints of yeast and coriander. Maybe a hint of orange peel in there as well. Wow, what a great aroma. The taste is defninitely a triple, with a good spiciness, alcohol and malt sweetness, and a smooth, slightly bitter finish. Lingering spice on the aftertaste is nice. But there's also a subtle and unusual citrus/sour component that really cuts the sweetness of this beer. The mouthfeel is very nice, with a very fine carbonation bouying the solid malt backbone on the tongue. The drinkability is very good, from the flavor to the finish, mouthfeel to ABV. Possibly one of the more drinkable triples I've had, as it isn't going to last much longer than the time it takes to write this review. I can see why the monk on the bottle is so happy. This is simply a terrific beer. I must make some space for this one on a regular basis.
05-24-2003 18:25:02 | More by aaronh
4/5 rDev +8.1%
This beer poured a darker amber color. The smell was fairly malty, with very little sweetness noticable. The taste was fairly dry....drier than all the other tripels I've had. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth. I could have a couple of these, although I prefer a bit more sweetness myself. Still, a failry good selection to give a try!
05-13-2003 20:46:50 | More by beergeek279
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
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
4.33/5 rDev +17%
I had this on tap at Lucky Baldwin's on the Pasadena pub crawl. Based on reviews, I'm assuming that this beer is better out of the keg than out of the bottle. It has a nice refreshing citrus smell with a hint of peach or apricot. The flavor is somewhat light for a tripel, but it's thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. In addition to a flavor a little on the light side for the style, the mouthfeel was just slightly on the thin side. However, it's a very drinkable tripel. Overall, a very nice beer on tap.
01-26-2003 11:53:41 | More by mickeymac
3.8/5 rDev +2.7%
Picked up 3 Bavik beers from the Petrus range tonight.
The second of these is the Petrus Triple, listed as 7.5% ABV and comes in a small 8.4 fl.oz. bottle with a dark green foil cap and a label that has a picture of a very jovial monk on it.
The body of the beer reminded me instantly of unfiltered and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. A fine straw color with yellow hints and a body of continually rising streamers. The head was massive at first and filled the Goblet, but this settled quickly to a more acceptable ½ smooth white covering.
Aromas are quite suppressed and hard to fathom at first, I struggled. Nose is comprised of some light malts and a feint fresh smell akin to that experienced when walking into a Supermarkets Fresh Fruit and Vegetables section.
A 45 Degree flick of the glass reveals above average carbonation with the released bubbles rushing back to the underside of the beers surface when the glass was returned upright.
Tastes start with some malt which leads to a strong fruitiness that broke down into that of Pears, Apples and Grapefruits with a lingering finish. A tart lemony citric quality was detectable in the last third of the beer mixed with a dry biscuit grain finish. Next to a St. Feuillien Triple it would struggle, and at 7.5% ABV, this Triple is at the lower end of the strength range. Nonetheless, a very appealing and quaffable beer.
Comments well, I would like a more spicy character & dimension to this Triple beer and perhaps a stronger nose. Nevertheless, these are only personal wishes and do not detract from an overall solid beer. I would purchase it again for sure, and I often do when in Belgium.
01-21-2003 21:04:27 | More by TheLongBeachBum
4.15/5 rDev +12.2%
This triple pours a very yellow-amber color with a very frothy white head that clings to the sides of the glass like meringue. The aroma is orange and coriander with notes of alcohol and pale malt. The taste starts clean with malt, effervescence, and citrus notes balancing well. The finish is crisp with spice flavors and sweetness coming to the fore front. The aftertaste is back to pleasant malty alcohol flavors with notes of citrus. The mouthfeel is refreshing and medium bodied.
Overall a very nice Triple and IMHO one of Bavik's best brews. I would like to see a little more complexity in the aroma and a better blending of the citrus and spice flavors with the malt.
12-29-2002 12:11:56 | More by purplehops
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Very impressive tripel by the Brewery Bavik. This beer pours a golden colour topped by an impressive thick white head. The aroma consists of citrus. The taste of this fine tripel was of citrus and moderate hops. Excellent carbonation and heavy mouthfeel. Very impressive tripel
12-04-2002 05:10:55 | More by ipogios
3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
Big head, but not out of control. Bright golden body writhes with steaming bubbles. Aroma is Juicy Fruit, lemon peel and a time bit of spice. The flavor is slightly tart. Unlike most triples, you can actually taste the dry, hay-like malt. Usually yeast byproduct flavors overwhelm the malt. The finish is dry and short. The flavor is a bit mild but bright and easy drinking. The mouthfeel has a distinct bite to it.
11-28-2002 23:40:55 | More by aracauna
4.33/5 rDev +17%
This is a super well-carbonated beer. Even poured slowly, you'll get a big, frothy white head. Color is medium-gold and only slightly hazy. Aroma is yeasty at first, but this soon gives was to a very tart, acidic, citrusy smell. A bit shocking at first -- not at all what I was expecting for the style -- but pleasant, and a nice contrast to the flavor of the beer, which is rather mellow in comparison. Citrusy notes are still there, but the taste is more sweet than tart. Hops are noticeable but there are a lot of spices trying to make themselves notice in this beer. Somehow, they all add up to a fairly pleasant, dry finish. Effervescent and light-feeling in the mouth, with a somewhat yeasty aftertaste. A good beer. Not what I expected from a triple, but a nice surprise.
11-19-2002 17:09:20 | More by mzwolinski
4.6/5 rDev +24.3%
Smallish 12 oz bottle, green and gold foil label. Monk holding his beer on the label. Cloudy golden color, always with a rich creamy full off-white head. Smell is somewhat citrus dominated with a hint of yeast sourness to match. Taste is a crisp combination of citrus, light hoppy resin, then great belgian yeasty goodness to finish. Crisp, dry, and refreshing finisher. Great beer to have with lunch, I like to match it with an oven roasted turkey and cheese. One of my all-time favorite beers. I can't believe this is only the 4th review of it.
10-27-2002 14:17:46 | More by StevieW
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
This beer poured a nice golden color and formed an amazing white head which left some nice lace. Heavy, lovely amount of carbonation common to this style(level similar to a champagne. It had a citrus aroma with a slight element of hops. The taste was of hops and citrus. The finish was a bit foamy and slightly tart. Nice beer.
06-26-2002 17:57:33 | More by Wildman
4.47/5 rDev +20.8%
The golden body is a bit hazy, but still very appetizing with a big, frothy, white head. Tart citrus dominates the nose. The flavor is clean, crisp, and rather dry. Malt flavor is clean, with citrusy hops undertones. Carbonation gives a lively mouthfeel to this Triple. Combined with the clean taste, it creates a very refreshing brew.
05-07-2002 15:37:56 | More by Viking
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
Hazy gold color that cleared up as it warmed. Nice thick white head. Pretty good head retention and carbonation, visible well after pouring. Clean citrus/fruit nose. Only slight hint of hops. Clean, crisp and dry. Very refreshing.
05-05-2002 20:14:56 | More by jreitman
Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
84 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.