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Leffe Tripel - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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very good

178 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 178
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | 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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Reviews by cypressbob:
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

Pours with a cloudy yellow body, some hints of orange coming through. Yellowish head with good retention

Smell, lots of fresh fruit, nuts more specifically almonds. Little bit of yeast

Taste, crisp and flowery. Some slight spice and warming alcohol on the finish

A suprise, not like leffe's usual crap, a tasty tripel. The only reason i bought this was because i wanted a couple of beers for my hotel room on my first night there and de bierkoning was closed

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 16:02:52 | More by cypressbob
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into Duvel Goblet/Snifter

A - unfiltered orange colour with thin head which holds

S - sweet malts, slight banana, clove, candy sugar

T - sweet malts, candy sugar and a very slight hop kick. Clove and Banana finish

M - quite carbonated for this style, but goes down smoothly

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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this beer from Beer Planet in Brussels in a 12 pack of assorted brews. I was excited to try this one after seeing that it had a pretty good rating. I kept it in the back room until I found the correct glass for it.

Before pouring the beer, I slowly turned the bottle upside down to mix in the contents that settled at the bottom. This beer poured nicely into a Abbaye de Leffe Trappist style glass with very little head. The color was a slightly milky, golden color. Towards the bottom of the glass were very small, dark particles from the bottom of the bottle and noticeable carbonation bubbles all around the glass.

I'm not an expert at detecting different smells in the beer but I could definitely smell the alcohol at 8.5%. The smell was pleasant and inviting.

The first sip of beer was pretty strong but delicious. This brew has very good mouthfeel and doesn't leave a bad aftertaste like some of the similar beers I have tried. It has a very nice carbonation feel to it and the taste of alcohol isn't very pronounced while drinking despite the ABV.

Other things I noticed while drinking were the lack of lacing on the glass and the relative ease of drinking. This beer was very good and is definitely one that I could drink quite often.

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: traditional 330mL bottle, stylish label. I like it as a package; stylish.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy amber-orange with plenty of fine carbonation across the profile. A one-finger fluffy white head hangs about for a time before settling to a creamy cap. Plenty of thick lacing. A fantastic-looking beer.

Aroma: mmm, that's a proper tripel right there. Toasted malts, honey, caramels, citrus and spices.

Taste: again the toasted malts with some wheat and clove, some bittering hops.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness drops away pretty quickly, to be replaced by sweet malts. Very, very drinkable.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with just enough of that fine carbonation to carry plenty of flavour through. A good mouth feel.

Overall: I'm a big fan of tripels and a big fan of Leffe, so I had high hopes for this one. Thankfully and once again Abbaye de Leffe have once again delivered. A fantastic tripel - one of the best. Complex and easy drinking - I'll pay the extra bucks for this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 08:38:49 | More by SmashPants
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Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.