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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle. Light unclear meium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light yeasty and malty. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter with a average to short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (100907)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
33 cL bottle, trade with Dedollewaitor. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, yeast spiced and light orange fruity. Smooth sweet caramel malt flavour, light sugarish sweet and with a mellow yeast note. Goes into a more spiced flavour with a light orange fruit note. Ends with a fruity note at first but gains a mild woody flavour and dryness into the far finish. Nice and quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36403) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
A golden beer with a huge fluffy and hence collapsing orange head. The aroma is sweet with sharp notes of spices;coriander and ginger. While the flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol as well as spices, leading to a dry bitter end. I find it a bit too simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Sweet flavour of fruits, marzipan and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2008
Bottled. Golden colour with mediumsized white creamy head, lacing. Aroma is fruity, slightly yeasty, grassy and mildly earhty. Also some mild notes of sweet alcoholic notes. Flavour is fruits, earth, some grassyness as well as herbs and mild spices. The alcohol doesn’t show that much in the flavour, but does give a very big warming feel when going down the throat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25509) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a malty spicy yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty and slightly hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very unclear - almost unclean - pilsener golden with a very creamy head. Very yeasty nose. Sweetish malty flavour with some lightly perfumy notes - probably coriander. Solid hoppy finish. 031205

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24616) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Bottled. Hazy deep golden, small head. Pineapple aroma. Sweet, syrupy and densely malty. Fruity mingles with esters. Flavours are compact, and it finishes heavily salty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24164) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
25th May 2009
Cloudy gold beer. Thin white head. Dry slightly astringent palate. Sweetish aromatic malt. Sourish fruit with dry spice. Frothy in the mouth. Not well joined up! Too dry, sour and spicy with no redeeming or balancing features.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23569) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Straw colored, slightly cloudy, with a very big head that settles quickly to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, some licorice and citrus. Flavor has nice hops throughout, but not over the top - well balanced with malt. Good tripel.

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