Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.41/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
05-23-2013 00:40:51 | More by alexipa
3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
02-24-2013 21:21:41 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.69/5 rDev -2.1%
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
01-10-2013 18:31:05 | More by Cozzatoad
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
11-18-2012 14:42:57 | More by Filosoof
2.9/5 rDev -23.1%
A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with decent lacing.
S: Slight Belgian spice notes up front with candy sugar and a lot of ester and yeast aromas. It's all kind of muted, though. Definitely not the best smelling beer out there.
T: Spices here as well followed by some candy sugar and then sweet ester and yeast flavors. The finish is a little bready but with a lingering sweetness.
M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is a little undercarbonated, but avoids being too thick feeling.
O: Not a very good tripel, overall. Not overly offensive, but far from good. It's a bit too estery and yeasty for me and lacks depth.
08-09-2012 00:52:42 | More by n2185
United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
06-25-2012 07:41:23 | More by Hoppsbabo
Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.