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Abbaye De Floreffe Triple - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
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 mtrain237
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mtrain237, Jun 30, 2012
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.

Hoppsbabo, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of estevaom
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

estevaom, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +6.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of gcgarcia
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

gcgarcia, Apr 02, 2012
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.

NightINgale, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

WritersBlock, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of javiernano
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

javiernano, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of dalecooper
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dalecooper, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of ahnatiw
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ahnatiw, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of starlight37
4/5  rDev +6.1%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of jdscotty
3/5  rDev -20.4%

jdscotty, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Hatshep18
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Hatshep18, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +6.1%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of BeerSingh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

BeerSingh, Nov 16, 2011
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

Bierman9, Oct 06, 2011
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.

flagmantho, Oct 01, 2011
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.

csiewert, May 28, 2011
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.

greybeardloon, May 03, 2011
Photo of CHickman
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

CHickman, May 01, 2011
Photo of bsp77
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

bsp77, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle

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.

spinrsx, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of rsdaugherty
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

rsdaugherty, Apr 16, 2011
Abbaye De Floreffe Triple from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.