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"GOUDEN BOOM... exit :(" Belgium Tourist Trap Tip by irisbe

Belgium Tourist Traps: 80 reviews and 89 photos

  1. Brugse Tripel (Gouden Boom), Brugge
by irisbe
  • 1. Brugse Tripel (Gouden Boom), Brugge - Belgium
      1. Brugse Tripel (Gouden Boom), Brugge
    by irisbe
  • 2. Brugs Blond - Belgium
      2. Brugs Blond
    by irisbe

1. Brugse Triple from late brewery De Gouden Boom.
So sad the consortiums of Palm et compagnie have dismantled this excellent (and last!) brewery in Bruges.
Really a shame!
I had the priviledge to have seen it still operational during its last but one year.

My uncle was so kind to give me and my American friends a private tour and introduced us to the people in the laboratory.
Now the only thing left is a brewery museum.

The beer is brewed elsewhere.

Brugge Tripel was awarded the Gold Medal at the prestigious contest Monde Sélection Brussels during 3 consecutive years: 1996; 1997 and 1998.
Lets hope that the take-overs will respect the beer as it is when brewed in the Gouden boom.
Too many breweries with only eye for money and less for artisanal brewing are making tastes of beers more commercial, often more sweet.
I hope Brugse Tripel with its full malt taste will escape this cruel destiny!

2. Some prefere Brugs blonds!
The term "white" has traditionally been applied to wheat beers as they are very pale in colour and may, have an intentional natural cloudiness.

Belgian White beers are very traditional brews.
At one stage not popular anymore and threatened with extinction, they now enjoy a huge revival in popularity, especially among young people.

2. Brugse Blond. Very tasty and refreshing beer!


De Gouden Boom

Langestraat 45
8000 Brugge Belgium
Phone: (050)33 06 99
Fax: (050)33 46 44

Unique Suggestions: Brugse Tripel! My uncle would have liked this one!

Fun Alternatives: errrr.... what else there is as good as this to drink?

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2005
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