Petrus Gouden Tripel | De Brabandere

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Petrus Gouden TripelPetrus Gouden Tripel

Brewed by:
De Brabandere

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 255
Reviews by baos:
Photo of baos
1.8/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden pour with a very generous, white, foamy head. Lots of bubbles going on here. The nose is light and floral with a champagne yeast hint. The mouthfeel is smooth with a dry finish. The taste is mildly sweet with honey and has a nice warm alcohol dryness to it. A little light on the tongue but not to a fault. Overall a decent triple although not in the class of lets say, Westmalle.

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

Appearance – Exceptionally cloudy light yellow body with a gigantic head.

Smell – The typical malt and orange aromas come out well. There’s a little sour funk though typical of this brewery.

Taste – The malt base is strong and supportive. The (predominantly) orange sweetness lies on top as well. The Petrus sourness comes by for a visit, too.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied but slow going.

Drinkability – This wasn’t the best drinker of the bunch.

Comments – Their Aged Pale offering capitalized well on the stingy, sour malt flavor of this brewery, but here it just didn’t belong.

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Photo of -DF-
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of merlin48
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

7.4 oz bottle poured a mostly clear, golden amber body. Head is magnificent, with a two finger, billowy offwhite color. The head slowly fades, and beautiful Brussels sheet lace is all over the goblet.

Aroma features tangerine, lemon, coriander, and a twangy yeast note.

Mouthfeel is tart and dry, moderately carbonated.

Taste is dry and citrusy sour, with a prominent yeasty presence. Not many complexities here, even at room temperature. Lemon and coriander are overwhelmed by the dryness and strong, "twangy" yeast.

Fares poorly when compared to other Belgian Tripels. This is not one that I would try again.

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Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Gingerman NYC. Poured almond, semi cloudy, white head, tightly bubbled with well developed lacing. Nose of Peaches , toast and bubblegum. Alcohol noted, slight sourness/tartness, nutty center, unusual triple. The sourness was abit offsetting. Worth a try but not my favorite triple.

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Photo of fdrich29
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Ayottes in Hudson, NH February 27, 2009, drank Friday, March 6, 2009. Caged/corked bottle

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bright vanilla pudding yellow body, huge frothy white head four fingers tall. Still lingering and clinging to the glass for dear life.

Smells funky, with some straw characteristics. Almost like an American macro that has past it's prime, but somehow not as adversive as that sounds.

Tastes a bit funky, sour and of straw. Farm-like, but not farm house.

Highly carbonated, sticky mouthfeel and bitter at the end.

Not a very smooth drinking beer, or one that was very memorable. I'm glad I was able to try it, but won't be looking for this one again.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma has a good bit of biscuit malt as well as a ton of floral and berry-like hop notes. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of biscuit and grain notes, with some floral notes. There is also a good dose of grass from the hops. The beer is not too sweet and the alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kraken
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought on sale for $3.75 from a beer store in Hunt Valley. Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Massive 4 finger head, great head retention and very nice lace. Cloudy golden yellow in color.

Nose- Little hops, cloves, sweetness in the nose like from a flower. Smells like a very solid tripel.

Palate- Lemon zest, citrus. Very active and fine carbonation. Belgian yeast. Slight sweetness. Clove is fairly prominent. Very mild hop profile. Decent, moderately long finish, fairly dry. Booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, dry. Very active carbonation.

Drinkability- Fair at 7%, however can be hard to locate.

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

A caveat before beginning my review: when I opened my bottle, it foamed over for a full two minutes, reducing the amount of leftover beer in the bottle by roughly a quarter. I've rarely had this happen before, and don't have a second bottle to see if this is the result of something I did, or something to do with the beer itself. All I can say is that I pulled it out of the fridge and opened it--there were no drops or shakes or jarring motions.

Having said that, and hoping that the foaming didn't affect the taste, this tripel carries many of the expected aromas for the style: malty sugars and fruits, especially berries, orange and apricot, and smells a lot like a nice champagne.

On the tongue, many of the same flavors dominate, the ale being especially heavy on orange and coriander notes, with a few other light fruit esters thrown in. Some dark brown sugars reside in the background, as well as a good light smattering of hops and a thread of lightly toasted grains.

It is, in other words, a good beer, and well-deserving of the high ratings it's garnered. I'm not sure that it necessarily brings anything new to the table for a tripel, but it does easily rank among the better ales available in this style.

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Photo of Robertas
3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
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.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbphoto88
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An aggressive pfffssssttt upon opening the bottle. The beer pours with as much head as there is beer. My glass is perfectly full of half toasted golden blond liquid and half off white spongy head. Watching the head slowly break down reminds me of the many reasons I love beer. Beautiful. There is a turbulent carbonation that rockets through the translucent liquid.

Smell is like crisp fresh cut green apples mixed with a little champagne. There is an initial sweet nose with a sour pucker at the end of a long whiff. There is a grainy smell that is a mix of cereals, yeast and fruit.

Taste and mouthfeel is impressively creamy. The flavors associated with the smell is muted by a dominate yeast breadiness. It's smooth and silky but dull in the flavor department. There is a mild bitterness but it's underneath a bread blanket.

A satisfying beer but one that's lacking in the flavor department. I like the powdery finish but wish there was more there to back up the look, scent and feel.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grooveman53
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of azorie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of clevelandhops
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of IntriqKen
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 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.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML bottle, gold foil over cage & cork. Is that a Belgian Santa on the lable? He sure looks jolly enough!

Light gold, with white and yellow hues. a bright wheat field in the summer coms to mind. slightly hazy, which is expected and understood. The pour was tough, and at only 45 degree's you would not expect an "explosive" pour, but alas...even a very gentle pour amounted to a shit-load of foam. It piled up fast, even in the Chimay Goblet. Oh well, I'm not in a rush. The solid white head rises at least 5" high, when it settles, it's clumpy with a milky crown. It healthy, but the yeast is crazy.

The nose has an abundance of robust yeast aroma's, spices, dried earth and leaves, musty and hearty wheat. a certain sourness adds fermented white grapes, banana's ans cream, sweet tart candies and a light, sweet malt way in the back.

The flavor in one word is: Sublime. The balance of the flavor's stands out as the best quality. The Yeast is very flavorful, a takes most of the flavor spectrum, and that's just fine because it gives it an earthy, hearty flavor, hot wheat, musty earth, all-spice, herbs and gentle dried fruits. The malt comes in crisp and very, very clean feeling adding a crispness that is very delicate on the palate. The hops are subtle and add further earthiness and spice right at the end and rides in with a well-adjusted heat that adds warmth and a slight bite. This flavor's create a very nice, intricate groove that is tight.

Spot-on style-wise, and it delivers a very clean experience.

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Photo of MaevaS
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mattfancett
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

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Petrus Gouden Tripel from De Brabandere
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