Petrus Gouden Tripel | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
407
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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12
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Photo of Hanglow
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this one is 8%

Pours hazy golden, head that lasts, lots of carb.

sweet, standard belgiany yeast-peppery nose. Uninspiring.


Carbonic dryness hits you in taste, it's quite novel to get that first. oily, bitterness on the end. Not particularly moreish. little malt or hop flavours.

Fairly light in body, high carb.

there are many better tripels out there.

Once again I'm left a bit confused, why have so much alcohol in a beer that has so little going on in aroma and flavour. It's clearly technically well brewed, the head lasts like it would into next week but this gives me no reason to want to drink it other than get smashed on it. And if I'm wanting that, then some vodka+coke would be cheaper, quicker and have more flavour.

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Photo of RickS95
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of babaracas
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Delayed gusher. Seems like the kind of thing the drunk monk-ish figure on the label might pull, while he stands there looking like a dummy who doesn't understand metaphor, holding both a chalice of tripel AND a literal key (to heaven, one supposes).

Hazy (sediment) dull orange with one finger of fizzy white foam. A few rings of lace stick. Smell: bready and sweet with pear and white peach and notes of pepper and butterscotch. Taste: cooked red apple, caramelized pear upfront; grainy middle with peach skin gets overrun by spiciness on top a plummy backdrop; finishing peppery with the paradoxical sticky-dry finish. Pretty solid tripel, nothing more.

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Photo of hermit990
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale gold with a light haze and effervescent bubbles accompanying. There's tons of yeast in this bottle as it gushed a bit when it opened and is pouring a head that's too tall to measure. After a few minutes it subsides for the rest of the sampling.

Lots of old, oaky, hardware store aromas with stale butterscotch, zucchini squash, and ginger. Some old ass aromas also. Just not very pleasant.

Flavor is really old butterscotch disc with some stale belgian spices, caramel, and stale malt. All of this staleness is telling me that perhaps this is a really old bottle.

Light bodied, into medium bodied, and nicely carbonated.

I hate to rate this so low as I may have gotten an ancient bottle. But this was literally a drain pour from the get. Just going to nonchalantly dump this while looking the other direction.

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Photo of Antyk
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OlaB
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a light golden color. A decent top of head that disolves quickly. Some lacings on the glass.

S: I sense sweet yeast ,honey,burned sugar , fruits like apples and citrus. The typical aroma for a triple.

T&F: it starts of sweet with the yeast and and the fruity notes in the start. I sense both fruits like apples and citrus also I get a feeling of honey and candi sugar. In the middle and in the finish i tend to notice more the hoppy bitterness especially in the aftertaste that I don't think is last so long as it should. But all Inn all it does taste like a typical triple.

O: all Inn all a good triple but not at all extraordinary. Would not mind more flavours in this one. Is other triples I would choose over this one. Exept from this it was good and enjoyable.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: very prominent 3 finger head, pale gold in appearance, effervescent, good retention
S: grain and apple, a touch of tartness and dryness, subtle notes of hop bitterness
T: sweet, malty boozy and kind of basic, touches of green apple, a rather prominent bitterness that does not make the beer crisp in a pleasant way (just adds an unpleasant astringency)
M: sticky but also dry in places (I know, but it is)
O: not great, I've had american tripels that were better and that's a serious slam, it's not that this is bad, there is just absolutely nothing special about it, basic, takes less than 5 minutes to describe the flavor, in a word (and only one left) boring

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Photo of aufie
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Beautiful gold color. Very clear. 2+ finger head and a very think and dense foam. Decent head retention. Great lacing that continues on.

Smell:
Malt, bread, caramel, biscuit, yeast. Quite sweet and desserty.

Taste:
Slight bite up front, followed by rush of sweet lightly toasted bread, biscuit, and crackers. When the sweet backs off, nice fruity white grape and white wine flavors make themselves known.

Feel:
Decent mouthfeel that is in the medium rage.

Overall:
This one was very good. This beer was very flavorful and actually surprised me. This one gets high marks, but I’m not sure if it is the highest rated Tripel out there. I would get this one again.

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Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Didn't like the Dubbel much, hoping this is better..!

Some beer makers are better with the blonde/lagers, others the dark ones. Only a few brewers seem to nail both, like Chimay.

This works well as a blonde. Nice bitterness that complements the sweetness.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed form the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter from a friend at work---THANKS TONY!

This tripel pours a clear light honey color with a moderate head of white foam that dissipates to a thick sudsy ring, thin pooling layer, and light lacing. Nose of yeasty Belgian goodness and sweet candy sugars. Flavors exceed the nose with light breaded candy touched malts on all sides with notes of light cracker that comes into the middle mingling nicely with yeasty bread and moderate alcohol on the rear. Light mouthfeel with a lightly dry finish and light carbonation. Excellent.

Cheers

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Photo of JarMills
4.71/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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