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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-18-2002)
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Floreffe dubel was very uninspiring but I'm still excited to see how this will turn out.

SMELL: Popping the cork and vinous yeastiness permeates the air around me, very nice. Reminds me of wine we made in test tubes in science class. I'm at a loss to describe a significant aroma which is not quite fruit and not quite flowers. I've seen pineapple mentioned in other reviews but I'm smelling something less organic.

APPEARANCE: Translucent amber body with delicate bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Massive foamy white head comprising bubbles of varying size. Lasts a good five minutes.

TASTE: Sour, yeasty & peppery like a Belgian pale ale only slightly more vinous. Very carbonated but in a classy Belgian way. Bread and pleasant sour yeast in the aftertaste. Cannot taste any alcohol whatsoever. Some apple. Complex, light and easy to drink. Quite foamy

OVERALL: Really nice beer, almost brilliant, and incredibly easy to drink at 7.5%. Right down my street and I can't wait to taste some of the higher rated tripels; I already have a load waiting for me back home.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 07:41:23 | More by Hoppsbabo
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This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and eventually Dairy Queen creamy opal head, which leaves a proper array of sudsy webbed lace all around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, buttered white bread, a warm orchard fruitiness - peach, pear, and overripe apple - mixed table pepper, mildly spicy yeast, honeyed candi sugar, and a bristling, nose-twitching alcohol astringency. The taste is bready, somewhat biscuity pale malt, more booze-tinged apple, pear, and banana generic fruit bowl sweetness, sugary, floral field honey, active yeast bitterness, and a sidling, well-knowing, and sort of metallic edginess.

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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.