Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-18-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of n2185
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
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 -13.8%

Photo of Louski
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mtrain237
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of estevaom
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of gcgarcia
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NightINgale
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of javiernano
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dalecooper
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ahnatiw
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of starlight37
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jdscotty
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hatshep18
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BeerSingh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Bierman9
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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

1390

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of csiewert
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of greybeardloon
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.