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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-18-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of n2185
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.97/5  rDev +5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NightINgale
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bierman9
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.