Gouyasse Triple
Brasserie Des Légendes

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #132
Ranked #17,245
3.87 | pDev: 11.37%
Brasserie Des Légendes
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a quite good Tripel that is also easy drinking

Look: dark brown slightly reddish with an inch thick off-white head

Aroma: malts, peach, pears, lemon, yeast

Taste: A fruity Tripel, light bread/malts, peach, pears, lemon, yeast, alcohol not noticeable.

Body/Overall: medium body, easy and refreshing drinking.

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Photo of OlaB
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a big top of creamy white head that dissolves slowly and leaves some really sticky lacings on the glass. Aroma is of apples,pears,citrus,vanilla,flowers , light bread and spices. The taste starts off sweet with notes of light fruits with some light malt tones in the back. Then it gets more dry with good notes of spices, before finish of with a decent bitterness with floral and citric notes. The aftertaste has a good lenght. Mouthfeel is crisp and creamy with a medium body and a prickly carbonation.
A very good example of a belgian tripel. Would definitely have one again.

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Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 33cl bottle (Best By 04-2020 - somewhere between 3 and 4 months fresh) into a Sahm, Goliath branded stemmed goblet.

A - Pours a gorgeous golden yellow (perhaps only Pilsner malt, but my guess is a blend of Pilsner and Malted Wheat) with a billowing, white, sea-foam head that reaches a full 3-fingers. As it is consumed, the glass lacing is absolute artwork. (5.0)

S - Bright and refeshing: Flowers, Vanilla, Fruitcake, Pears, Peaches and hints of citrus. Reminds me of something between Westmalle Triple and Unibroue's Don De Dieu (Tripel Wheat Ale). Absolutely no alcohol found in the nose. (5.0)

T - Confectionary (vanilla, fruitcake) sweetness and fruity (pears, peaches and lemon/lime) flavor that finishes with a pleasant and dry hop bitterness. Despite the 9% ABV, no alcohol warmth is felt after the sip (even at room temperature). (5.0)

M - Medium-Plus body with creamy carbonation elevates the drinkability of this high ABV beer. Perfect beer for any occasion and for any weather. (5.0)

O - I can find no fault with this beer! This rivals (if not exceeds) my favorite all-time Tripel...Westmalle. It possesses many of the same traits (aroma, body and bitterness), but seems to fall slightly lighter on the palate. Being that I cannot source this in The States makes me urgent to drink as much as I can before I depart Brussels. At 1.85Euro (in the supermarket) for a bottle...this is as good as Belgian Craft Beer gets. (5.0)

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Photo of Dzu
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into goblet.
L: Light copper with creamy foam head.
S: Saturated and malty.
T: Rich but nos very pleasant, a little bitterness.
F: Saturated lonlasting malty aftertaste.
O: Heavy but good.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

very cool beer from these guys, with a different label than the one pictured, you really dont see this around too much, and the bottle i am having tastes a little old, although i dont see a date. slight oxidation creeping in and a little staleness in the yeast camp, but i like the beer a lot even still, and think its quite a distinct take on the style. lots of haze and a tall white head. just a bit more flush on the color than these usually are, with a light copper glow. it smells like authentic old world begian yeast, more spicy than fruity, mature and resolved, white pepper, grains of paradise, honey. the flavor is entirely yeast driven as well, and i really like this strain, although it tastes a little stressed from time in the bottle to me. i like how rustic it is, not overly refined, and not anywhere near as sweet as a lot of these can get, although it definitely still has a bit of sugar in it. very well carbonated and lingering quite long in the finish. honey again, and the spice on the tongue. some bitterness back there too which i am not familiar with in this style. clever old world type beer, well executed and different enough to be memorable. plenty of body too. now that i find one of these i like this much, its hard to come by. just my luck.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had two 0.33l bottles, at €4.00 each, during a visit to cafe Frape in Maastricht on 28SEP15.

Poured into a Goliath chalice, it was a light to medium golden color, and was a touch cloudy within. Carbo was aggressive, and it had a fluffy, marshmallow-white head, steady at 1/4", and nice lace. Aroma was a bit light, with some crackery malt and light fruit notes evident. Had some prickle, but had a good feel and medium body overall.

Flavor was crackery as well, with a hint of sweetness. Lightly fruity, with apple and pear, and a bit of a yeasty aspect in the finish. Also detected a smidge of spiciness at the end. A nice Tripel! Zum Wohl!

3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of Smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a unique 1 PT 9.4 fl oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A slow decant makes a nice frothy, and rocking thick controlled white head. Three fingers tall and deep meringue like top. Body color manages though a real orb lemon glow, and a roaring middle fire of carbonation. A bit muddy, and we even still manage to have some good floaties going on here even with a controlled pour. Clinging rocky clumps hang on the glass, fight and never leave with its aggressive appearance. If you can manage the floaties out of this good luck, which would make it a real spectacular looker.

Real nice classic old school tripel aroma. White wine grape yeast like esters. Excellent deep bakery bread qualities, popping out of the oven practically. Great floral and perfume like notes, mild herbality. Just complex and diverse with an excellent bouquet you could spend hours on. Wonderful stuff.

Palate gets into the goods, but manages to need some control. Champagne and nice carbonation, but also a bit of phenolic like properties starting to creep in. Soft malts and honey like sweetness, with excellent fruit like peach and muted apricot flavors. Nearly juicy and mimosa but also handling a white wine character in the balance. Controlled booze but not a big surprise, but not well hidden either as it bursts a little bit of hot phenols to go with it.

This is a real good tripel, but it seems to be missing that sweet perfect spot that I love so much. Real good and memorable.

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Photo of Nightwing
3.6/5  rDev -7%

330ml bottle ($3.82) from Premier in Halifax. Has a mild aroma of bread. Pours a very cloudy dark golden colour, with off-white head. Light sweet taste. Medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. A good mild Tripel.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is light hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with lots of particulates; the rising bubbles churn the particulates in a circular pattern, similar to a lava lamp. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity esters and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, having flavors of apple and pear esters along with notes of yeast and slight hints of alcohol and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Bits of dryness are noticeable.
O: This beer manages to do a good job hiding most of the alcohol from the taste but it is a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Dentist666
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours hazy amber-gold beer with decent white head, good retention. Aroma is more malty, less fruity (peaches), unlikely spicy, likely yeasty. Flavour is heavy, full of alcohol, rather flat and abominable. It's actually hard to evaluate the beer correctly due to lack of balance. Low drinkability and common impression.

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Photo of Beejay
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale apricot yellow in color, hazy with little chunks of yeasty goodness. Huge soft and full white head.

S: Lovely smell. Light and fruity with some lovely berry aromas. A touch of caramel sweetness with raisins finsihing out the aroma.

T: Sweet with plenty of fruity notes as well as a touch of clove. There is certainly a little bit of a tartness to it, but the tartness blends well with the Belgian yeast flavors. Slight alcohol flavor.

M: Light and crisp on the palate, with a blistering amount of carbonation. The only real negative is that there is a fairly harsh linger on this..

O: Overall good, but the harsh finish is a real damper on this brew for me.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goliath Triple. 33cl bottle (06/2016) into a tulip. Pale golden yellow color. Big fluffy white head with good lacing and ok retention, settled to a thin lacy foam. On the nose sweet bready malts, earthy yeast and some fruit and citrus. Tasted of sweet bready malts and pepper. Finished dry with slight hop bitterness and a long lasting peppery taste. Became sweeter as it warmed up. Medium-light mouthfeel with stingy carbonation in the end. No alcohol taste. Not the best tripel I've tasted but not bad.

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Photo of RickS95
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly different than a lot of others in the style, this resembles Duvel with its clear golden color. It's not a bright gold, more of a faded dingy gold, but doesn't have the same orange hues a lot of other Belgians do. The head is thick and retains well. Extremely bright white color. Foamy. Thick lace gradually slides down the glass leaving a heavy spotting.

Classic for the style with plenty of pear, green apple, green grape and pepper spice all vying for attention. Smells a bit sweeter that others. Slightly bready, but malts and hops take a back seat.

Champagne notes. Pear and pepper fight for control. Bready, but also some malt hints appear. Hops are merely a bit player. Alcohol makes a cameo late.

Something is lacking. It needs a bit more body for something so strong. Not really light bodied, but not quite medium either. Carbonation is strong in the finish, but the beer feels a bit flat up front. Spicy finish, and it seems the hops finally show with some savory bits near the swallow.

Good, but not great. Has most of the Belgian bases covered, just a rough spot here or there prevents it from being world class like many of its breathren.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brasserie Des Géants' Goliath, Belgian Tripel. 9% ABV.

A: Very active carbonation. Two fingers of head, with big bubbles. Fades fairly quickly. Slightly-amber yellow with tons of tiny grey flecks. Almost clear in the dimple.

S: Straw/hay. Faint citrus. Slight sweetness.

T/MF: Well carbonated. Bitter grassy flavor. Hoppy bitterness towards the back.

Really, I do not see what people see in this beer. It seems like more of a hop head's tripel.

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: rosy with citrus, hops and cream

Taste: hoppy bitterness with orange cream adjunct with subtle wheat notes and sweet peppers

This beer can pair well with aged mozzarella and crackers or vegetable pizza. I recommend using either a wine glass or, a tulip in order to achieve the best possible taste; the chalice really didn't do it for me.

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Photo of TinFang
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Labeled as "Goliath" from Brasserie des Legends. Poured into an Urchon goblet. A tulip might be more appropriate. 750 ml bottle, bowling pin-shaped, very dark glass and an oversize metric cap that was a bit of trouble.

Clear pale straw gold appearance, half inch of white head with lots of lacing and good retention. Fine carbonation that lasted the entire bottle along with a thin layer of foam to the last drop.

Smells of malt with a distinct floral character, citrus and a bit of yeast.

Alcohol well concealed by malt with a hops presence which could be a bit better defined. The floral quality of the hops persists nicely though from sip to sip. Typical Belgian spiciness, but restrained by the lack of a background candy sugar taste. This is an all malt tripel. Initially poured too cold at 45 degrees, with some metallic after taste which disipated as the ale warmed. Hops and the citrus notes became more pronounced. Not overwhelming delicious but tasted good to the end.

Mouthfeel was just right. This looks like a golden ale and the less-than-chewy density and the fine carbonation were in harmony.

I will buy more of this.

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Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


750ml into a tulip. Pours a lightly hazed pale yellow, towering dense head recedes leaving massive clumps dangling.

Aroma is yeasty candied fruits dappled with confectioners powdered sugar. Clean with a touch of camphor.

Sweet touch of apple, pear and grain. Just a touch of herbal bitter aftertaste which fades rapidly. Unoffensive in any category, pleasant to anyone. Lively prickly shy of medium bodied mouthfeel. Warms well.

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Photo of superspak
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, light orange zest, bread, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance; a touch muted. Taste of big honey, apple, pear, grape, light caramel, light citrus zest, bread, floral, herbal, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; with a very malt forward taste with low yeast spiciness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian Tripel. Very nice flavor complexity with solid balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9%. Even though I prefer more peppery Tripels, this was very enjoyable. This likely had some significant age on it though.

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Photo of Levich
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a goblet.

It pours a nice golden, light copper color with a one finger head that quickly dissipates leaving only a hint of bubbles.

The aroma has a typical fruit ester quality with subtle acetyl notes. A bit of yeast also comes through.

The flavor is pretty straightforward. It is actually a bit flat in the front with a moderate bitterness on the finish. There are hints of the fruitiness, but very subtle. There is very little or no alcohol flavor.

The mouthfeel is thin with light carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty good tripel. Nothing extraordiny, but good.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky orange with a beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, and some earthy hop aromas. Taste is the same with a really earthy flavor and mild bitterness after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but drinking this one feels like drinking nature.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have something to present to you; a 750 ml bottle of Belgian tripel. And on to the beer:

A wide bowled chalice proves to be the right glass for this beer. There's a lot of airy foam on top, and underneath is a golden orange colored beer that looks attractive. Great head retention and good wrapping of lace helps the case as well. The nose is fine; aromas of apple cider, grass, and a touch of honey arise from the beer.

Sweet, grassy, and sparkling with carbonation are the theme for Goliath. The flavors of cider, wildflowers, woodsy stuff, some vague citru fruit, and a semi-spicy bitterness towards the end which balanced out the beer. The carbonation is strong and bubbly, the body closer to medium and full thanks to its airyness (is that a word? It is now!). That 9% ABV is intengrated well into the beer, showing itself only in warmth long after the beer has been swallowed.

This is yet one more quality tripel to come out of the land of moules-frites. A little more balance of the flavors could take it to a new level of greatness, but that's mere nitpicking at an already good product.

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Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sharp aroma of fruit, yeast, esters, and malt. Typical of Tripels.

T: Tasted of light fruit (orange, lemon), malt, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, and spices (a little pepper and cloves). Not a groundbreaking flavor, but lively, focused and tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy drink Belgian Tripel. Very much a drinkable beer.

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Photo of colforbin73
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is a decent tripel but nothing mind-blowing. i would drink it again but not going out of my way for it.

pours a cloudy yellow with ample carbonation -- a thin white head disappears almost instantly.

not a lot going on aroma wise -- a hint of yeast and a tinge of hops, but a clean smell. the taste is good and spikey, with a nice sizzle on the tongue, grassy malts, just a touch of hops.... no real sumptuous flavors jumping out at me. i am looking for a touch of citrus or something floral but i am not getting it.

a decent well-made beer. but there are better belgian tripels out there.

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Photo of kc44
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great pale, pale yellow gold hue, just what a want in a triple. Pours with a nice looking 1-2 finger bone white head that dissipates a little sooner than it might but leaves great big thick lacing. Reeks of classic tripel smells, spice, malt, yeast, herbaceous, kind of sugary. Flavors follow suit as well with big fruity sweetness, par for the course but then a surprising hop bitterness kicks in a little more than is welcome. I can dig a change of pace, but I'm not particularly feeling it here, as the hop bitterness hogs the finish and keeps it from being as crisp and clean as I would hope for. The body is also considerably heavier than what I look for in a tripel, although the carbonation level is pretty spot-on. As a package, this is a quality beer worth checking out if you are a tripel fan, see it around, and haven't had it; it is unique enough that some people may very well find it to be to their individual preferences. It is also a cut above most American attempts at tripels that I have experienced. All that being said, it doesn't quite make the grade to stand with the great Belgian iterations of the style. Nice to see that they were willing to take a risk in making some tweaks and not obsessing about style guidelines (how un-Belgian would that be), but it wasn't totally my thing, albeit a well-made and tasty brew.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours hazy, dark gold with plumes of carbonation that result in a big, puffy, white cloud. The head never settles, but leaves thick rings of lace on the inside of my Dogfish Head snifter.

Pleasant aromas of fermented apples combined with other harvest aromas. There are light peppercorn tones in conjunction with coriander.

Astringent bitterness is a little assaulting on entry and continues, though diminished, into a long finish. This one is very hop forward, however, sweetness brings tart apple once it warms.

This triple has a medium body and almost velvety texture. The carbonation is high and the alcohol is about as expected. There are some metallic notes as well.

This is a fine beer for sipping; however, the astringency does hold it back. Perhaps try this with spicy tomato sauce or Mexican dishes.

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Gouyasse Triple from Brasserie Des Légendes
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 240 ratings