Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.88/5 rDev +2.9%
A - Definitely looks very nice! Pours a slightly cloudy amber body with a lava-lamp effect going on. Rich white head that sticks around pretty well. Nice lacing.
S - The aroma is not as impressive. Grain, slightly citrus notes, caramel and a little bit of spice.
T - Starts sweet and fairly fruity (apple, lemon, grapefruit, banana), with some caramel and bread. The finish has a nice hop bitterness and Belgian Candi sugary qualities to it.
M - Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated. It's got a nice creamy body but is a bit too boozy for a 7.5% beer, though, and becomes a little harder to swallow when it warms up.
O - This is a very decent tripel. Not the best, not the worst. Gives you an idea of what this beer style's got to offer and leaves you wanting a little more, perhaps.
03-30-2012 19:17:42 | More by NightINgale
3.88/5 rDev +2.9%
Enjoyed a 0.5l bottle of this (€3.50) at Brasserie Lamborelle in Bastogne on 27SEP11.
This Tripel was a muted golden color, with a touch of haze present. Carbo was steady, with a foamy, lasting off-white head, and nice lacing. Some candyish aromas come forth, along with a bit of tropical fruit. Medium in body, it was a bit light and airy going down.
Flavor was not overly pronounced, with some light tropical fruit and a touch of bitterness mixed in. It was a little bit rindy at the finsih, which was somewhat dry. Solid but unspectacular. Prosit!!
3.88 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
10-06-2011 19:47:13 | More by Bierman9
3.58/5 rDev -5%
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: dark orange hue with a very slightly hazy body with suspended floaties. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Darker than I normally expect for a tripel, but still quite nice.
Smell: deep, rich malt aroma. Smell is good but it lacks any of the fruity complexity I like so much in tripels.
Taste: rich malt and a fair bit of alcohol, despite its somewhat low ABV for a tripel. I like the malt character, but without any complexity this beer is almost bland, I'm sorry to say.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this is a bit of an underwhelming tripel. I like it well enough, but it's just not complex enough to warrant seeking.
10-01-2011 17:47:45 | More by flagmantho
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
This beer pours a hazy amber color with a good amount of chunky debris with a finger of white foamy head that laces and retains well. The aroma has notes of caramel and fruit, like fig and cherry. The taste has hints of caramel, fig and bread. The mouthfeel is mouth and finishes clean. Overall a decent trippel.
05-28-2011 03:24:41 | More by csiewert
4.08/5 rDev +8.2%
Best before January 18, 2013.
A: Dark, somewhat hazy orange. Huge, fluffy head, thick strips of lacing.
S: Spicy and yeasty with banana and maybe some lemon.
T: Yeasty flavors, a splash of pineapple juice. Sugary without being too sweet. There's a slight hop bitterness. Peachy in the way that sauvignon blanc can have peach notes. Some booze, but not much. There's something "soft" about the flavor (in a good way.)
M: Fluffy and spritzy.
O: Maybe it was the 11.2 oz bottle, but this beer disappeared awfully quickly. A well-made beer.
05-03-2011 02:30:57 | More by greybeardloon
3.28/5 rDev -13%
Pours hazy gold in color with a massive foamy/bubbly off white 2-3 finger head that faded slowly; this head was so thick and creamy that it was like a cross between whipped cream and a bubble bath; left very good foamy lacing that slid down fast, leaving rings.
Smells sweet, like citrus and yeast, with sweet malt, lemon, coriander, spices like pepper and faint clove, grass, wet bread and a metallic funk. Very mellow noce for a triple, and very basic malty yeast aroma.
Tastes sweet and fruity, like a champagne - flavors include sweet malt, yeast, lemon, cloves, spices like pepper, tart fruit like sour apple, light caramel, grass, light citrus hops, wet bread and the typical metallic funk associated with yeast; tastes like a zesty, funked up hefeweizen, not a Triple. The sweetness must be from the cane sugar listed on the label, but that doesn't help ease that fact that this is an unbalanced beer that's too sweet. It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't really stand out either.
Mouthfeel is very light and refreshing, with a champagne feel from the high carbonation, a light body and a dry, crisp finish. This has all the elements of being a great beer, but the flavor is just too one dimensional and sweet. The alcohol heat shows up pretty much after each sip, but is not a distraction and not a negative element considering that this is a triple. This was a strange beer as it was not what I expected. Drinkable, yes; would it be my first choice....not sure. Would like to try it with spicy food as it may work best that way.
05-01-2011 03:21:31 | More by CHickman
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Very cloudy amber-blonde (much darker than typical for style) with a huge dollop of a white head, like the top of a root beer float.
Smell: Pretty sweet, with mostly banana and yeast. The clove and pepper are pretty minimal.
Taste: Somewhat sweet, bready and syrupy. The banana and fleshy fruits are in full force. Some light clove and pepper on the finish, but some metallic notes actually overtake the spiciness and leave a slightly unwelcome lasting impression.
Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a body that is a little thick and syrupy (especially considering the use of cane sugar). Semi-dry finish.
Drinkability: Decent Tripel with a strong fruity profile but the overly syrupy body and metallic finish are detriments.
04-30-2011 19:23:35 | More by bsp77
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance - Hazy amber/gold colour with a gigantic size frothy and rocky white head. I can see a fair amount of carbonation and there is some fantastic lacing all over the sides of the glass. The head was pretty much fully lasting.
Smell - wheat, cloves, lemons
Taste & Mouth – The beer had an average amount of carbonation and has a nice full bodied taste. I can taste wheat mixed with cloves and some lemons. There are also some fruit esters and a fairly strong yeasty taste. The beer finishes with a yeasty spicy aftertaste.
Overall – Not my favourite tripel by a long shot but it has a few different tastes going on that make it interesting. It also has a really fantastic appearance in the glass. It was pretty easy to drink and actually went down quite fast. The alcohol was hidden well and I’d say that the beer is worth trying.
04-26-2011 19:06:40 | More by spinrsx
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Bottle into pint glass
A –Huge frothy 2+ finger nearly white head did not allow me to pour the entire bottle into my pint glass, left lots of lacing, a very cloudy light brown beer with yellowish tints, lots of bigger bubbles 4
S – Fruit, yeast and spice lead with mild sweet malts & citrus 4
T – Sweet malts more pronounced in the flavor, caramel and citrus zest with a mild spiciness. A bready/yeasty presence permates 3.5
M – Medium body, dry finish, an overall light mouth feel for a triple 4
O – a drinkable and overall light triple, I will have another but this is not a unique enough brew that I will seek it out again 3.5
04-15-2011 23:06:07 | More by rsdaugherty
4/5 rDev +6.1%
A - clear golden color with a white mousse-like head
S - sweet pale malts with strong fruity yeast esters, spicy phenols come out as it warms
T - sweet malt up front accented by fruity yeast esters and to a lesser extent spicy phenols (but definitely present, especially on the finish), sweet up front but finishes dry; hops are balancing, but largely absent
M - medium light, high carbonation, warming alcohol
D - This is a decent tripel. I don't know if it's the best example I've had, but it's definitely not the worst - slightly above average. If the hops were a little bit stronger it would be fantastic. Cheers.
04-14-2011 00:31:08 | More by scoobybrew
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
From the 11.2 flo oz. bottle marked: L20090111-09:27. Sampled on April 10, 2011. It pours a handsome looking deep copper-amber at first but becomes cloudy as the bottle empties. The aroma is powerful with a strong balance of sweet malts and an alcohol scent. A little yeast takes up the rear. The body is thin to medium. The overall taste is also rather sweet with an alcohol kick at the end. Mellow though.
04-10-2011 21:07:03 | More by puboflyons
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
330ml bottle poured into a chalice by freshness date.
The pour produces hazy dark orangish honey color, massive creamy rocky head with good retention and leaves plenty of lacing patches when dissipated into a creamy film on the surface, high amount of active small bubbles carbonated.
Solid caramel and candy sugar note with touch of lemon zest, fruitiness and some spice from yeast which is also a bit pinch. Bready malt is also there to add more complexity.
All round sweetness taste from caramel, cane-sugar, alcohol and fruit components. Barley malt and hop also reveal with subtly touch in the finish which is slight sweet together with flash of bitterness.
Even cane-sugar component has attenuated the body but it is still rich medium body with soothing carbonation, dry finish.
Another pretty good Triple, alcohol is well hidden and easy to go with.
04-03-2011 15:36:26 | More by Everydayoff
Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.