Gouyasse Triple | Brasserie Des Légendes

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Gouyasse TripleGouyasse Triple

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Brasserie Des Légendes

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-10-2004

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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 160
Reviews by Atricapilla:
Photo of Atricapilla
2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer was served in a goblet and had a pale golden appearance. A moderate white head was present. The aroma was not terribly complex; primarily yeast, alcohol, and a (very small) trace of fruit. The flavor was highly ethanolic, which seemed to dominate whatever other flavors might be present. The other main component was again yeast; I did not find this to be an exotic variety, as in other trippels, but a bit run of the mill. A small (again very small) taste of banana was present. It went down well, but with so many great trippels out there, I was a bit disappointed. The theme that kept popping into my head was: this beer is thin...

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Maduro. $4 a goblet.

Appearance: Cloudy orange-yellow with a thick white head that slowly reduces to spotty lace.

Aroma: Sweet musty grains, orange rind, bread dough, and green apples.

Taste: Sweet fruits and half-baked bread. Some orange rind and pepper in the finish but dominated overall by somewhat boozy, sweet light fruit. Hints of lemon in the finish as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Unbalanced towards sweetness. Slightly powdery feel. Aggressive carbonation.

Drinkability: Very low. This is just too sweet for me and the flavor is overly dominated by some displeasing sweet fruity yeast flavors. I think these problems all result from this beer being on tap. Sometimes beers like this need time to rest and develop. This keg didn't seem to have that opportunity.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gouyasse Triple aka Goliath. 9% alcohol content Belgian style tripel.

A- Amazing burnt orange color with a spectacular off-white head that falls to a nice quarter-inch head with tons of thick lacing.

S- Earthy hops and mild yeast dominate followed by a floral compound and mild bready malt also.

T- Excellent blend of hoppy flavors with yeast noted. Floral and piney notes are first to taste also a great yeasty kick in the end.

M- Rolls over the bud very dry with an astrindency of hops make this a very complex mouthfeel. Very thin but effective coat to the tongue is wonderful.

D- Drinkable....very drinkable for having 9% alcohol i plan on picking up at least four 25.4 oz. bottle next time a Broudy's.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled a chalice at the Blind Tiger in NYC. This one is a style buster, some were saying it really was more of a "double Saison" anyway this poured light amberish and cloudy. Moderate head. Quite musty, earthy, and pleasantly fruity. Notes of fruit, I picked up some pineapple sweetness. Complex, interesting beer. Hopefully we'll see more of this in the states sometime soon.

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Photo of Kraken
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Fin Du Monde tulip glass. Firm pour evokes a 1 finger head with moderate staying power. Nice lace, very nice lace. Color is a clouded orange amber.

Nose- Sweet citrus notes, lemon zest, candied lemon. Rich almost sweet nose, some light hop notes.

Palate- Nice hop profile, prominent lemon zest, very nice. Citric hops, lemon, grapefruit. Some underlying sweetness. Long subtle bitterness in the finish. Some herbal qualities, very nice. Finishes long and dry.

Mouthfeel- Tart, dry and herbal.

Drinkablility- Very good, tasty beverage.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach color, nice fluffy white head of almost an inch in height. Sticky crystalline laces on the glass. Sweetened dehydrated berry aroma, something like blueberry pie. Lighter mouthfeel, carbonation about medium, nicely active but not fizzy. Taste follows the aroma, sugary berry preserves start things out, a solid medium malt, slight mid mouth tartness. Hops are well-integrated, not standouts, seem floral and somewhat minty. Not particularly yeasty or dry. Maybe the biggest flaw for me is the finish, apple butter sweet without a lot of character of the dryness I look for in a Tripel. Pretty solid offering, doesn't show off its alcohol, just a little monotone in presentation.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks extremely drinkable. Golden liquid that has a drop of orange to it. The head is huge!!! Big, fluffy and tan/ off white. Sudsy with larger bubbles in the middle of the glass (around the pour area) and small thin bubbles towards the edges. Interesting.

Smell is distinctly Belgian, very prominent yeast, followed by peppery biscuit malts. Signs of tart fruits but the main thing I notice is the clean scents. Goliath is a fresh nosed beer and that's great in my book.

Taste is also very clean. There is a flavor of vodka soaked peaches with a nice grainy malt flavor. The finish is on the sweet bread side of things with touches of honey and juicy fruit gum.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy yet has a nice carbonated bite. No evidence of the 9% ABV except a slow warming of my belly. Mellow, yet interesting with on par flavors. This is a solid offering and well worth giving a shot.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured a hazy yellow, golden color body with a maybe 2 inch head, thick and fluffy. Nice yeast and citrus in the aroma. A bit sweet as well. The taste was citrusy up front along with a hop bitterness on the tongue. I thought I detected a bit of a celery taste as well which was odd but not unpleasant. Medium body.

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Photo of thefireman
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Monk's last week. Golden color with an ample, white head. Pleasantly sweet, like candy. Malts show through quite nice. Then, a real surprise. A dry, crisp finish. Sort of like tart. Very appealing. First I ever had it. Surely will be back for more. Terrific!

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Photo of Mar02x
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A amber colored hazy beer with an enormous head. The head remains quite long but in the end retracts until a small layer remains. By the way, not that my glas is dirty because remnants of foam stick to the glass from top to bottom. There a some carbonation bubbles visible trying to get up.

S - A fresh, hoppy smell mixed with honey. And I don't like honey in my beer, so thats a bummer.

T - Luckily enough there is not much left of the honey taste in this beer. What is left is; coriander, orange apple, florally hops. It is all blended into a tasteful and surprising beer. One has to be a lover though and after the second sip I cheerfully am. The beer is namely reasonably sweet and not so bitter. Where the alcohol is hidden I didn't discover yet.

M- A very nice and soft to medium carbonation that perfectly goes with the taste. In your mouth the beer gets sticky quite quickly and all the readers of my reviews know I am a fan of that. The after taste is not bitter en the alcohol warmth stays away too, very well done.

O - I keep an aversion against the honey smell, but it is a tasteful beer that is certainly worth trying. I even think I would buy it again.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shared with lunch guests, who could not distinguish this from other Belgian yeasty beers. A bit on the sweet side, with great foamy head, creamy mouthfeel and cloudy golden body. Aroma is pepper and some spice, which stays on the palate. Nciely balanced. Satisfying and only mdoerately drying mouthfeel.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle-conditioned, hazy golden-amber tripel ale teems with streams of effervescent bubbles that prop up its massive, longstanding head. The retention is excellent and it leaves wide rings of thick-bubbled lace. The nose is sweet with malt that delivers notes of vanilla and honey; and hops and yeast that offer delicate, wild flowers. It lightly bristles the tongue with its effervescence before warming to reveal a dextrinous medium body. Sweetness returns in the flavor with more honey and vanilla, as well as some candy (like salt water taffy), and a splash of cola. The delicate spiciness is really quite nice, and as the bitterness is well reigned in and lends only support, the combination of spice and a quick flash of alcohol keeps it from building on the palate. It finishes surprisingly dry given the candy sweetness that's found in the flavor, and it lingers with some leafy & floral hop flavor and light, residual spice. It's quite impressive, and surprisingly well-balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at brasserie V, paired with a roasted beet salad at lunch

appearance: served in a chimay chalice...hazy golden body, patchy beige foam, lathered lacing

smell: flowery, white pepper, corriander, touch of honey, clean yeast, citrus hops

taste: a good tripel - citrus hops and spiced pineapple, white pepper, corriander, big fruity example of the style. This one leans to the sweeter end of the spectrum and also focuses some ripe light fruits like pear and apple

mouthfeel: active carbonation

drinkability: nice lunch beer

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Photo of cjgator3
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a large white head. The aroma is slightly tart that is exploding with fruit, spices and yeast. The smell is very aromatic and inviting. The taste is filled with peppery spices and fruit with a yeasty finish. Wow, the spices are very evident in this brew which gives it an interesting character. Overall, this is a solid brew that is pretty unique. Recommended.

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Photo of RickS95
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
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 cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kenito799
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz pour at Monk's back bar, Philly, as "Geants Goliath Tripel", $7.

Golden color typical of the style, with foamy active carbonation, sticky lacing.

Peachy/spicy Belgian yeast aromas with sweet maltiness in the mix. Lively mouthfeel from active carbonation.

Solid and delicious tripel with lots of fruitiness in there, but dry finish, sweet and bitter in good balance. Always a treat to enjoy a great Belgian beer on tap.

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours peach colored wiyh a fluffy 1 finger deep off-white head. Fairly good lacing & real good (filmy) head retention

S: Yeasty & passionfruit notes

T: Big herbal presence and honey sweetness up front. Hints of lemon & grapefruit follow. Peach or nectarine fruitiness comes through as it warms. Finishes dry, crisp, hoppy (lemons)& spicey

MF: Medium bodied, slick & low carbonation

Drank pretty easy for the ABV, this was by one of the fruittiest trippels I've had, interesting

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Photo of OlaB
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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 trioxin
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Antyk
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philipquarles
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh 75cl bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a billowing, rocky white head that lasts. Very nice lacing. Smells of pale malt and citrus. Light fruity tang. Tastes of yeast and sweet malt, again with some fruitiness. Light hop character giving some pleasant bitterness. Dry finish. Sharp carbonation for the medium body. A pretty nice tripel over all.

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Gouyasse Triple from Brasserie Des Légendes
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