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Leffe Tripel - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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Leffe Tripel pours a fantastic dark copper color, blanketed by a 1/4" head as white as snow. There's some carbonation and haziness due to sediment. I found the aroma to be lively and bright, consisting mostly of fruit esters. Apple, pear, plum, and banana were all detectable along with a ice phenolic quality as well. It's flavor is candied, yet bready, with a tart and crisp finish. Lots of white pepper spiciness throughout. The body and feel are both just right - moderately heavy, without reminding the drinker of the fairly high ABV. This Tripel from Leffe stacks up fairly well to other Tripels, and I quite prefer this to their pale.

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Appearance – Cloudy like the dregs of a Duvel with a decent head that although not long lasting leaves good lacing.

Smell – This one has a sweeter nose than the brun but not as sweet as the blond.

Taste – A light hint of caramel hits you on the first nip but becomes less and less obvious with each sip. The malt becomes more obvious with each mouthful as does a taste of sugar which is nice in its own way but to be honest I could not drink a lot of this one, purely because it seems to get sweeter and stronger with each mouthful, to some that is a good thing but not entirely to my own pallet, But probably representative of the style.

Mouthfeel – Medium body but still a little thinner in the mouth than I expected.

Overall – I guess my taste comments say it all. This is a decent brew and more than passable, if you like the style then this beer will undoubtedly please you but probably not excite you.

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Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.