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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Had as a bottle of Goliath as part of world market variety pack. Maybe the bottle was old because this was OK but felt a bit flat tasting. Serving: Bottle

nihtila (4000) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden with velvety white head, on a wide Rochefort glass. Nose is sweet fruity, caramel, sweet and spicy yeasty notes, zest. Tastes creamy and crisp, both sweet and gently bitter, yeast, caramel, citrus, finish is dry hop forward. Very nice, proper tripel after a while.

TomHendriksen (1011) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
Fles gedronken bij EdwinC. Het is een geel kleurig bier met een volle schuimkraag. Het heeft een moutige wat zoete smaak.

maximalist (70) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 21, 2017
A good triple spicy with an intense flavour golden color white foam, medium sweetness,lively catbonisation and full body.

worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Golden straw with a thick creamy head and lacing. Smells of fruit and fresh citrus hops, yeasty, grassy and liquorice. Tastes of fruit, earth, grassy as well as herbs and mild spices. Alcohol warms when going down.

nathanvc (796) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2017
Pours hazy yellow with a big, lasting, frothy, white head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains pineapple, banana, citrus, bitter hops, yeast and malt. It tastes light fruity sweet and medium hoppy bitter with a short, dry, though alcoholic finish. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. Promising nose but failed to convince me in the end.

SylvainCFC (372) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2017
Robe blonde dorée légèrement voilée. Col de mousse blanche bien calibrée, stable, bonne tenue. Nez malté et levuré, peu puissant. Bouche d'abord bien maltée, avec une amertume franche qui perce ensuite. Houblon herbacé et notes levurée. Petite présence alcooleuse. Finale amère, âcre. Carbonatation moyenne, corpulence moyenne à épaisse. Triple sèche, amère, maltée, légèrement alcooleuse.

AnG_BrgNor (819) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle. White head and clear golden. Citrus, some yeast, some malts and a lot of carbonation in this one. A bit to much carbonation to "feel" the beer.

NiklasT (144) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 Yellow with thick head, looks like thin honey. Very nice fruity, yeasty aroma. Taste is spicy, fruity with a slight sweetness that dissapears in the well balanced bitterness at the end. Fantastic Tripel!

Zarrach76 (343) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 20, 2017
Blonde dorée à la clarté nette et avec une mousse bien blanche à montée centrale, dense. Le nez est très houblonné (houblons Européens surtout) avec un côté acidulé assez prononcé, des agrumes (citron vert), de la coriandre, du basilic. On trouve aussi une grosse charge de malts blonds avec ces notes de céréales juste chaudes caractéristiques. L’ensemble est très végétal, très floral également (avec de la jacinthe, du géranium). On retrouve un peu de caramel, mais les fruits sont absents tout comme les autres notes maltées. Un nez vraiment simple (pour ne pas dire simpliste). En bouche, belle carbonatation, texture ronde et bien souple avec du corps, les sucres sont bien présents mais pas trop écœurants, l’alcool est solide, un peu trop d’ailleurs (puisqu’il domine presque les saveurs), l’amertume est plutôt bien amenée surtout sur le final tandis que les levures sont vraiment neutres. On retrouve du fruit à coque avec des traces de noix, de noisette, d’amande et de cacahuète. La longueur est bonne en ceci que l’alcool fait le boulot pour maintenir le tout à flot. Le final est sur l’amertume principalement... Une triple moyenne de consommation courante qui est à des années lumières de ce que la Belgique produit dans le style... Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

MasDen (527) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Fruits phenols, citrus, Belgian yeasts, malt Appearance: Golden, with white head. Taste: Malt, hops, fruits, alcohol, a bit unbalanced. Palate: Medium body, high carbonation.

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