Leffe Tripel - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by HalfFull:
2.93/5 rDev -23.9%
330 ml. bottle poured into a chalice. This Tripel pours a clear golden with half an inch of white cap. Show average retention and lace.
Aroma of light Belgian yeast notes. Subtle and quite subdued.
Decent malt flavor but more of a BPA than a Tripel in nature. Offers a coarse pils character and dryness, along with an interesting and perhaps at odds creaminess to the feel of the beer. Lacks finesse and complexity to be blunt. Simple yet masks the ABV fairly well.
Feel does offer a bit of character but is limited by a certain faux spice character to the finish. Overall not rating too high for a Tripel but still a ale. Yeast notes are a bit too subtle to generate any enthusiasm.
10-21-2012 05:00:29 | More by HalfFull
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -22.1%
This might be my favorite style of Leffe, which is saying its like my favorite species of cockroach. Its less sweet than the other Leffes making this one comparable to a bag of Imperial white rather than a straight up plantation in Barbados, at least as far as the sweetness factor goes. The carbonation is more aggressive though, more fun. Its very yeasty. Hazy with some particulates, this beer pours an almost orange yellow gold. Nice white head, dissipates quickly. Drinkable if youre desperate but really one of the worst examples of the style, I have tasted.
04-17-2006 00:56:24 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
bottle carried back from Belgium. A gift from a friend, thanks.
A: cloudy dull honeyed body, like unfiltered honey. little head, bland white. surprised by the lack of retention for a tripel.
S: apples and some fruity candy and yeasty esters. some yeasty powdery pizza-esque dough!
T/M: very soft body, flavor flashes sugar up front that fades into the fruitiness of the nose, apples, and white grapes mostly. on the back palate an astringent dryness rises of unknown origin...its not spicy like many triples, in either yeast or hop character, but powdery dry. finish is short but enticing.
D: the lightness of the body and the softness of the mouthfeel make this a very easy drinker.
a fine beer, if of little distinction. more interesting than the blonde that hits our shores but of less interest and quality than so many other readily available tripels.
12-19-2008 23:24:19 | More by kaimcm
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
Beer poured a hazy golden browish color into my Leffe chalice. The nose had some funky, grapefruit notes to it. The taste was earthy, citrusy and it was rounded out well by a hop bitterness on the back end. The higher abv is not overly noticable which makes for an easy drinking beer.
04-05-2008 12:01:34 | More by ggaughan
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
A - A white head, decent looking and then turns to fluffy quite quick. The fluid is clear and gold colored. No visible carbonatie.
S - A strong smell of pine and citrus.
T - A rather dry and solid taste of pine and citrus. This beer is more inbetween a triple and a DIPA. The grain tones make it just more a triple though.
M - A creamy sticky feeling comes direct after the medium carboantion has settled down. After swallowing the medium bitterness sets in.
O - A reasonable triple, not extraordinary though.
12-26-2011 16:27:51 | More by Mar02x
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
expires April of 2013.
no visible carbonation or a head. dark orangy brown in color with small bits of sediment suspended in the opaque fluid. smells on the edge of plasticy at first but still good. bready and a bit sweet, however on the tongue the sweetness doesnt translate. a bit tart and implies lemon. a hair bitter. not a light and bright tripel, this one is heavier.
12-23-2012 03:08:17 | More by sfprint
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
Very nice beer. I had some from the tap in Someren, Holland. Again sitting on the terrace watching the world go by. One of the nicest things about Euorpe is the outdoors eating culture. Its full of terraces so one can just sit and drink and watch everyday life just meander by without a damn care in the world. Also, every beer you order comes poured into its very own glassware, which is just one of those nice little features that make the beer even more enjoyable to drink :)
Easy to drink, nice color (almost the poster child for Tripel styles). It did have a more aggressive alcohol presence when compared to the Grimbergen Tripel I had the night before. The taste was not as sweet or fruity either. But still pleasant and the overall alcohol taste was not overpowering my any means, but it did make its presence known as I drank it down. Very nice and I drank a few more before heading to my room. This beer is on my list for sure for next years visit to Holland.
06-21-2006 16:40:08 | More by Solomon420
4.5/5 rDev +16.9%
You probably wouldn't go wrong with a Leffe; it is like the Hoegaarden, either you think it is
not bad or you think it is close to being a great beer. The Leffe tripel exhibited the "Leffe
typicality" which is primary in the yeast and spices. This tripel came in a smaller, 30cl bottle.
It pours out nicely golden with a generous not too frothy head with an apt amount of carbonation.
I was able to see some dark sediments floating about at the bottom of the beer. The Leffe Tripel
smells yeasty and laid with spices like the Corriander. This was pretty similar to the Leffe
Tripel; I think that the yeasty taste is stronger and the spices was slightly different.
Maltiness level was probably around the same but the Tripel was subtlely fruity, maybe starfruit,
green grapes or something along that kind of fresh fruit taste. The Leffe blond was not fruity
at all. The tastes were strong rich and very well balanced and I could easily find an
appreciation for it. The mouth feel should be close to full body and the carbonation was just
right and it goes down amazingly smooth for an 8.5 ABV Tripel. Very smooth; very high level of
drinkability and, in fact refreshing and cooling which is not as common in most tripels. The
after taste was a fairly lasting yeasty, fruity, spicey and slightly malty taste. A great tripel
and if I were to compare it to the Chimay Tripel what I like about the Chimay Tripel would be a
good amount of fruitiness which is less common in blond beers as compared to in brune beers.
Leffe is a great beer; I have the final Leffe to try and that's the Brune; I am living in the
belief that it would be the best Leffe and my next 10/10. Yea, we'll see. :)
06-15-2007 18:08:55 | More by basica
Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.