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Ath, Belgium, the City of Giants, is famous for its annual Parade of Giants. Every year, Goliath – whose name is pronounced ‘Gouyasse’ in the local dialect – leads the parade. The Brasserie des Géants (Giants’ Brewery), in Ath, didn’t think long before naming its first brew ‘Gouyasse.’ Gouyasse is a golden Belgian ale, and a nice one, at 6% alcohol by volume.
Only trouble is, the Gouyasse, at a respectable but not intimidating 6% abv, was not ferocious enough to carry the name of the mythical giant, especially here in the U.S., where we like our beers big – the bigger the better. And so it was that we proposed to the brewery a stronger beer, with the name Goliath. They came back with Goliath Tripel, which they have also packaged for sale in Belgium. It’s become their biggest seller there in very short time.
Goliath is 9% alcohol by volume, a little more red in the face than your average tripel (almost an amber, really), nicely balanced with a bracing hop note versus a solid malt wallop. Goliath is the only Tripel in Belgium that is all-malt – without any sugar or other additives in. (Everyone else uses some sugar to ‘thin out’ their Tripels, which gives them alcohol, without the body that you normally get from malt.) That means Goliath starts out a bit sweeter than some, but over time, as the live yeast in the bottle do their work, it gets drier and more punchy. The first batch, after about half a year in the bottle, is about where we want it, but it will probably become a greater beer as time goes by. We recommend that you check in on Goliath every once in a while.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1238) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
A nice Belgian Tripel, classic taste. Pours a cloudy yellow with lots of sediment. Smells like classic Belgian herbs and spices, along with lemon. Taste is quite dry, with more lemon and spices. Paired with steak tacos and honey slaw, sweetness and herbs are brought out. Had in the bottle.
Earlier Rating: 10/8/2013 Total Score: 2.9
A fairly standard Belgian tripel. Pours an ugly cloudy yellow. Smells good, like apples and lemon. Taste is very lemony, with some sour apple as well. Finishes dry and smooth. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (825) - LATVIA - APR 26, 2015
Under the name "Goliath Tripel". Light amber hazy with medium whte head. Yeasty aroma. Yeasty weet sorness with flowerly notes mixed with good bitterness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
11.2oz bottle - lots of head! honey, funk, grass and more funk. slight bitter aftertaste. Interesting but reminds me too much of soap.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsdalen. Drukket i Skibotn 3 Apr 15. Lys gylden. Høyt tett skum. Småpartikler. Beskjeden krydderaroma. Smaken merkelig tam. Svakt krydret med en tørr alkoholisk ettersmak. Skuffelse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
helioolis (1) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Nondeju goeien toellie, lekkere tripel woar ge serieus van kunt goan en alles kunt geiven

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (194) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass;from the fridge. Nice triple beer with a great aroma and taste. Blond colour with a white creamy head. The aroma is overhelmed by the hop and a little banana. The taste is hoppy and malty, strong. Great and deep palate. Try it ! Love it !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (115) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 26, 2015
Питкое, нефильт& Горечь в послевк&

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (173) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2015
Amber colored, very nice and quite lasting white head with large but few floaters. Aroma is of pale malt, sour hay, spice and pepper, some fruit but also bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet malt overshadowed by spices and pepper, some soury hay and at the end alcohol and alcoholic heat. Medium bodied. The amount of noticeable alcohol is really too much for me...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Draft at BBF ’15. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, fruit and caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (969) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-full body, slick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-very good


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