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Petrus Gouden Tripel - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
84
good

336 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-30-2013 23:53:53 | More by mrfrancis
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darren8221

Taiwan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2013 18:21:34 | More by darren8221
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-14-2013 13:17:42 | More by ZEB89
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thehappybelgian

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-08-2013 04:24:16 | More by thehappybelgian
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-05-2013 19:46:39 | More by jklecko2
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D_Unzicker

New Mexico

4.71/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this out of a chilled 750 ml corked bottle into a pint Chalice.

Appearance: Golden in color, white head, mildly cloudy.

Smell: It smells of green grapes and has a hint of floral hoppiness.

Taste: Grain, Green grapes, sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: There is a sustained feel that lingers on the back of your tongue and throat

Overall: This beer is fabulous. Very Smooth, crisp, flavorful, but also delicate. This beer is very well balanced. This is a great beer for a hot day in the spring or summer

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 03:47:31 | More by D_Unzicker
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Blindpigbiz

California

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell: minerals, caramel, subtle citrus and rose notes

Taste: balsamic vinegar, with caramel, yeast, bright grains, and rose notes

As expected from a Flanders brewery, there's going to be some tartness. This is almost as odd as a gulden drak when it comes to tripels, but it is still enjoyable and should be tried at least twice

Pair this beer with a good quality hamburger with white cheddar, or, some Belgian style fries and some aioli or spiced ketchup.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 08:43:42 | More by Blindpigbiz
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, and spiced fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting spiced fruit aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:46:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GinsuDave

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-17-2013 23:54:44 | More by GinsuDave
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siddhartha

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

05-11-2013 22:28:14 | More by siddhartha
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-26-2013 22:55:26 | More by randylangford
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Best by 07/22/2013
Glass: Tulip

Petrus' tripel is a fairly subdued version of the style, with sweetish pale malts and mild apple/pear fruit esters leading the aroma and flavor charge. The simplicity doesn't work against this beer, though for a tripel it feels a bit uncomplicated and somewhat lacking. An average tripel, not something I see myself returning to again.

Pours a very tall head of small to large-sized bubbles (large making up the top 3/4, small the bottom 1/4), which has above average retention, lasting several minutes. The head gradually falls to a 0.5cm cap atop the body, leaving modest lacing along the sides of the glass in the form of a few large spots and irregular lines. The body is a deep gold color, transparent, with light bringing out a deep, cool, pale yellow color. Carbonation is very extensive and quite active.

Aroma of pale malt sugars, cooked corn (DMS), and less noticeable yeast and uncut apple and pear scents. Not particularly wonderful, but not terrible, either.

The dominant flavors are pale malt sweetness and apple/pear fruit esters, with background flavors of honey, yeast, and bittering hops. Opens with pale malt sweetness, apple and pear flavors, very mild honey and yeast. Mid-palate finds continued pale malt sweetness, apple/pear flavors, mild honey, some beer-soaked white bread, and even more mild European hop bitterness. Back of palate continues to taste pale malt sweetness, mild honey, white bread, apple/pear esters, and lightly bittering hops. Aftertaste is of pale malt sweetness, honey, slight European bittering hops, and slight yeast.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium intensity. The resulting mouthfeel is slightly fizzy, then smooth and foamy. No ethanol is detected on the palate. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness remaining on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 04:59:37 | More by falloutsnow
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a massive head, and it goes no where, settling into a dense meringue. Hazy, yellow body.

Really good aroma of fresh bread, floral hops, fruity yeast, and something akin to a unique water source scent.

Big carbonation and bubbly body help hide the 7.5% strength. Kicks off bready/yeasty, then a floral/herbal hop bite cuts it all off dry. Very nice.

Really solid Tripel! Maybe my favorite ever. So easy to drink, no indication of its strength. And the flavor is so well balanced and delicious. Loving this!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:28:06 | More by JEdmund
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-10-2013 16:35:25 | More by JohnK17
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Patou

France

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, refreshing and easily drinkable for a Belgian Triple. Even though not very complex as you may expect from this kind of beer.
Taste is medium sweet with light bitterness.
Medium body, average carbonation and bitter finish.
Overall, I would not particularly recommand this triple.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 18:32:15 | More by Patou
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-11-2013 04:41:25 | More by spycow
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-06-2013 02:49:56 | More by nzerbe
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-12-2013 16:03:06 | More by jsurfs82
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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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Twan22

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-21-2013 08:02:51 | More by Twan22
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-09-2013 14:35:11 | More by brewsclues
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 20:14:48 | More by rhoadsrage
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cedelattes


4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2012 15:16:21 | More by cedelattes
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BlackTuesday

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-19-2012 23:34:07 | More by BlackTuesday
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-16-2012 23:44:29 | More by cliff1066
Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
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