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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear deep gold and sudsy white head with plenty of lacing.

S: Yeasty bread, overripe bananas, butter, vanilla and hints of spices.

T: Sweet caramelized bananas together with smooth vanilla and yeast. Extremely smooth.

M: Thick, coating and chewy with very low carbonation.

O: Surprisingly smooth and thick, this beer works well with plenty of meals or as a sipper on its own. Definitely worth seeking out.

FondueVoodoo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-slightly hazy orange color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-caramel malt, fruit, some yeast, spices

T-tropical fruit, caramel malt, honey, bit of clove, yeast, bread

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent but a little too sweet for my tastes, otherwise nothing that stands out

MDDMD, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of j-rod18
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

j-rod18, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JamLand, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Cardmarauder
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Cardmarauder, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Shanop1288
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Shanop1288, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of JRod6242
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

JRod6242, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Krakpoff, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

desint, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mikecap, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of alexipa
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful orange with a bright white fluffy head that lines the glass.

S: Something is strange here. Some Belgian yeast scent but also a weird undertone as well. Another reviewer may have nailed it with likening it to olives. Not good.

T: Spicey Belgian yeast, cloves, and a strong malty back end. Some wheat flavors in there as well.

M: Full bodied but well carbonated. Fairly hot; I can definitely taste the full 7.5%.

O: This is one of those "meh" beers. It's good, I would probably drink it regularly if I had it on hand. It's certainly not great and not really worth seeking out.

alexipa, May 23, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

JackRB, May 18, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Ciocanelu, May 15, 2013
Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jopezu, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

campfirebrew, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of NandoPereira
4/5  rDev +6.4%

NandoPereira, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of jibjib513
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

jibjib513, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 330ml bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy yellow/ orange with a thick 2.5 finger head. Retention was pretty nice and so was lacing as well.

S: Belgian yeast characters come through in the smell but there is also an olive like aroma that was rather off putting.

T: Coriander and cloves in small to moderate amounts.Belgian yeast esters are present .A little bit of a honey flavor and some very slight pear as well. Hop bitterness is low. Nothing was very bold in the taste and it was quiet balanced.

M: Bubbly feeling in the mouth and very smooth. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

O: It was a good beer but I've had better. Nothing astounding but it was nice to have one of. I got it as a gift too so I'm quiet content.Overall kind of boring for a Tripel and nothing really stood out for me .If you're looking for a great Tripel look elsewhere but this was a decent representation of the style.

Haydn-Juby, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of sagath
4/5  rDev +6.4%

sagath, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

A- Orangeish, cloudy. Big and thick foam, nice retention

S- Caramel and honey malts, very sweet with a candied sugar feel. Slight estery spiciness

T- Again very sweet though never over the top, notes of honey from the malts, a bit of a sugary feel. Fruity notes on the back of things (apple, maybe orange). Slight touch of bitterness in the finish

M- Medium body, a bit on the light side for a tripel, carbonation is quite lively. Alcohol is way too easily noticed expecially since 7.5%ABV is on the low side for a tripel. Things get worse if it warms too much

O- Enjoyable, but still mediocre, lots of better tripels out there

Cozzatoad, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wizo, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Filosoof
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the thinnest tripels I have ever had. I don't know the exact recipe, but it seems to me as if Lefebvre has used similar ingredients as in their great Barbar Honey Beer, but then with a bit worse quality. 4 times worse ingredients means 16 times worse beer....

L: the foams starts thick, but disappears quite quickly; the colour is clear, somewhat between gold and amber;
S: don't smell much, some candy sugar, some white bread;
T: quite sweet and thin, apple and banana, water, bread, lacking bitterishness; the same tiny sourness alcoholfree beers have;
M: overall it seems like lemonade with alcohol in it;
O: drinkable, for once.

Filosoof, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Melomanemusher
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Melomanemusher, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kwa357, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of jpworld
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jpworld, Aug 14, 2012
Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.