superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jspronck (40) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goliath Triple. Nice hazy golden color with white head, average carbonation, aromas of melon and cotton candy, oily texture, well crafted
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle shared with and courtesy of yngwie, Meilby and the Tasting Crew. A soft blurry golden looking one with a small but white soft lacing head. The nose is quite oxidized, sweet caramel, some ripe fruitiness. Not to sweet though and hardly any alcohol detached. Quite lively on the bubbles, not aggressive but not to far off either - it feels only and slightly sticky in the mouth. It’s somewhat oxidized in the taste also. A nice sharp alco cut burns through the sweet caramel oxidation. Old ripe fruits, grapes and some sugar also. Not bad, but not to memorable either really. 16.06.2014
ppils (143) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden reddish beer. Aromas of grass, citrus. Taste is zingy, dry and with a nice bitter hop finish. A really good beer
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Labeled on the menu as "Geants Goliath", but it’s listed as a 9% tripel and does not taste like a noel beer, so I’m entering my review here. Clear golden color. Minimal ring of white head. Some thin ropes of lace. Kind of a soapy, lemony aroma to it. Some toasty belgian yeast. Floral flavors (heather?) and honey. Ginger. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, mild zest, light bitterness, moderate spiciness. Mild tartness. Light bit of heat on the end. Medium to bigger body. Slick finish. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. OK, but I’m not crazy about this one. Weird aroma and flavor. Like a lemon-scented cleaning product, with a strange bite in the finish.
bonkiedeaap (261) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a yellow to golden color and nice large white head, with a nice carbonation.
The aroma is very fruity, citrus like lemon. Also tones of grass, flowers and hops are well noticable. Even before drinking the aroma is a pleasure to smell.
The taste starts fresh with the tones from the citrus. After that an explosion of a lot of tones like ginger, grass, pepper and a little sweetness from the honey makes this a well balanced beer.
The finish is fresh and a little bitter and is noticable for a least a minute.
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nuts, candi sugar, floral and vegetal notes, glue. The taste is candi sugar, spice, candied fruit. Medium bodied, low carbonation, boozy.
reynaldg (35) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur clair, non filtré. Tête peu dense. Arôme malt, levure et banane. On retrouve la banane au palais ainsi que le malt et l'alcool. Belle réalisation, à vraiment ne pas boire trop fraîche.
Bright color, unfiltered. Sparse head. Aroma malt, yeast and banana. There are bananas on the palate and malt and alcohol. Beautiful realization, really do not drink too fresh.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tripel version of Gouyasse, also tasted under its more conventional export name Goliath Triple. Off-white, sticky, irregular head, pretty stable in view of the alcohol strength. Colour a deep peach blonde, orangey, tending towards amber, cloudy. Strong fruity aroma of orange, apricot, grapefruit, cloves, coriander, white pepper, caramel and gin. Fresh fruitiness, caramel sweetishness, soft malty character with yeasty and spicy notes and a mild but sufficient hop bitterness in the finish, which is unfortunately abruptly disturbed by a strong, wry alcohol effect. Would have been a very decent tripel had the alcohol been hidden better.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een goede, deftige tripel met een lekkere smaakt zoals een tripel hoort te zijn.
inbirraveritas (1233) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 33 cl.
Unclear golden coloured one with swimming sediments in it and a big whipped creamy white head on its top, which remains finger thick.
Liquorique nose with peach, bread and herbs.
The aroma has liquor, some peach, mild honey, lemon, bread and herbs, mouthfeel is syrupy.
Long sweetbitter, alcoholy finish escorted distinctly by herbs, citrusses and hints of resin.