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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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very good

143 Ratings
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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

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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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Exuberantly foamy head, wonderful aggregation of tiny bubbles which create a silky and creamy white glittering top to the nicely hazy orange peachy body. The head doesn’t seem to be fading, ever.

The smell reveals a very enjoyable dry fruity and yeasty character that makes a triple a triple. Notes of lime combine with dry straw and a sweet candy-like floral aspect; a round orange-grapefruit citric character appears also with some baking notes of yeast, yogurt and banana.

The taste appears more aggressive than one could expect after the extremely enjoyable smoothness of both the appearance and the smell. The yeasty notes of a baked yogurt cake show more acidity, and the whole citric experience seems to be reinforced, with a juicy lemony and grapefruity character that gets almost mouth puckering. The dry straw of the smell converts itself in a dry and almost sour wooden impression that has some robustness. Definitely some hefe weizen similarities also, with a pronounced emphasis on citrus. This would probably be more enjoyed paired with some food than when standing on its own.

The mouthfeel is very light and aired yet not thin. Very creamy and smooth, thanks to an everlasting head, it takes some cherry and wood sour and solid aspect after a while, getting slightly chewy in the mouth, with an overall feeling reminiscent of a Flemish red ale.

Refreshing and highly drinkable, this is a very interesting tripel, with definitely outstanding appearance and smell, that’s only flaw is to be a bit too much on the tart citric side for my taste. But definitely worth a try, and more.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 21:34:45 | More by tjd25
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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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For the style, this does well enough, I suppose, providing a sweet, yeasty, and above all, boozy sort of experience. However, I am quite on the fence about such a plainly one-sided kind of deal - where be the hops, at least in the basest interest of balance? This comes off as the beer that all the platitudes and pandering in the world wouldn't be able to deter those who think that it's really all that good of an idea in the first place.

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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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