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Leffe Tripel - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

02-15-2012 19:47:09 | More by PeteRiz
Photo of VierBier


2.7/5  rDev -29.9%

Poured into a Jopen goblet for better head retention. Nice two cm off white head over a dark yellow, very hazy beer.

The aroma is unpleasantly sweet, not the smell of fruit or chocolate, but of synthetic sweeteners. Luckily there is a whiff a spice too.

Taste is a bit yeasty, but again the sweeteners spoil it.

Nothing wrong with the mouthfeel: full bodied with just the right level of carbonation.

Overall not a bad beer if you like your tripels sweet. Personally I prefer more hoppy, yeasty varieties.

11-16-2008 22:28:38 | More by VierBier
Photo of benfons


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

A: Hazy blond color decent dense head, apparently i should have poured it more carefully a lot of fragments are floating around;

S: rather sweet, grains, apricots, pineapple

T: not delivering on the promise of the nose, some hoppiness, but mainly something soapy overpowering other things.

M: Good thickness good abv but the soapiness bothers

O: this one wasn't great, altough i think that i might have had a bad bottle

06-21-2011 20:59:09 | More by benfons
Photo of 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
Photo of ThaCreep


2.93/5  rDev -23.9%

The sweet smell of alcohol is also present in the nose, although in this beer, it is more smoky and more spicy. The taste is quite spicy and mostly spicy, especially with touches of pepper. This is still drinkable, despite the detectable presence of alcohol, because the body remains soft. The aftertaste is too spicy and alcohol just to mingle to give a tangy finish. Probably the richest flavors from the Leffe brewery (AB InBev) but not the most drinkable.

01-02-2010 16:18:19 | More by ThaCreep
Photo of DaPeculierDane


3/5  rDev -22.1%

This might be my favorite style of Leffe, which is saying it’s like my favorite species of cockroach. It’s 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. It’s very yeasty. Hazy with some particulates, this beer pours an almost orange yellow gold. Nice white head, dissipates quickly. Drinkable if you’re desperate but really one of the worst examples of the style, I have tasted.

04-17-2006 00:56:24 | More by DaPeculierDane
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-16-2012 21:06:45 | More by brinch
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-24-2013 12:51:51 | More by desint
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-03-2012 04:06:53 | More by pin
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-14-2013 23:32:58 | More by Hultkrantz
Photo of paterlodie


3.1/5  rDev -19.5%

Pouring the beer in my tulip tasting glas first you notice is that its far from clear. A big haze is there and in my glass it looks like in a snowstorm, lots of small particles. Because I noticed this I only poured out about 75% of the beer.
Very nice white head and a koreander/yeasty arome to be noticed. Litle malt to be noticeted too but hard to find it back in the taste of the beer wich is mostly a combination of koreander and bitterness. Aftertaste is dry and litle bitter.
Not my kind of tripel.

01-04-2005 14:11:42 | More by paterlodie
Photo of sbauer


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

Served out of a 33cl bottle.

A: Golden yellow. Slightly cloudy with some yeast chunks. Minimal lacing and head.

S: Green apple, butter, quince.

T: Crisp, straw malts, lemon citrus. Belgian yeast esters and alcohol burn. Mostly dry. Gentle hop bitters.

M: Light bodied, highly carbonated.

O: An interesting aroma, but the taste falls flat without much to go off. Somewhat refreshing, but not terribly interesting.

12-25-2012 15:57:23 | More by sbauer
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-25-2013 19:13:13 | More by MaevaS
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-10-2013 19:07:16 | More by byronic
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-20-2013 15:22:37 | More by Sspeer1
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-29-2014 04:34:21 | More by Oliver
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-07-2013 12:50:17 | More by Necronomad
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-05-2014 13:27:29 | More by Jah_Json
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-17-2012 21:57:22 | More by hawkon
Photo of RuudJH


3.35/5  rDev -13%

Leffe is a beer widely available.
When a large brewery like this makes a triple, I expect it to be extra interesting.

It has a golden colour, with lots of floaty bits in it, but hardly any carbonation. Good head, good lacing.
Smells and tastes of bread, hops, cloves. also quite fruitysweet for the style. Overall it's a bit boring though.
Mouthfeel is watery for a 8.5% abv.. The bubbles are sorely missed.

I've had plenty of triples that are way more complex than this. It's not too disappointing, but the brewer should try a little harder.

11-09-2009 17:46:21 | More by RuudJH
Photo of darklordlager


3.35/5  rDev -13%

Pours a golden-orange, with a modest 1/2" of foam after a gentle pour.

Smell is all spice, some fruit, and belgian yeast. Nothing overly complex

Taste is of sweet caramel/honey up front, with some spice in the middle which fades into a balanced, almost floral taste with some pear notes.

Mouthfeel is medium, yet it tastes a bit watery at the same time.

Nothing too complex about this one...My favourite Leffe still remains the Radieuse.

12-06-2008 20:30:19 | More by darklordlager
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

08-23-2014 04:55:55 | More by Dbutera1282
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours hazy orange with a large fading head.
Nose shows doughy yeast, faint honey and lots of butterscotch.
Big doughy characters dominate the flavours followed by more honey and some booze. Overly sweet.
Nice moderately high carbonation helps with that though.

07-22-2011 09:33:36 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

A 330 ML poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a honey gold color with a bright white head of 1 finger that did slowly fade away. Little to no carbonation shown on the glass. No real lacing on the glass.

S-- A floral yeast smell with honey in this as well. A bit of an alcoholic nose to this but not very big. Once warm it does become a bit more herbal and the yeast smell is more defined.

T-- Kind of a lemon cake taste to this. Different. Has some lemon and some sweetness mixed in with the yeast taste. Still has a floral quality to it. Honey is present as pretty dry as well.

M-- Good carbonation in the mouth and pretty lively I though. Finishes quite dry. Very alcoholic in the mouth though and got a burn in each swallow.

D-- Not a bad beer at all. Just the ABV 8.1% needs to be hidden more carefully and I think the sweetness needs to be brought out more along with the yeast taste. One is enough. I guess the way to say it is that Leffe makes good beers but not outstanding ones. Worth trying but after one or 2 you get the idea and move on to more complex stuff.

02-22-2010 13:57:07 | More by mulder1010
Photo of MinorThreat


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Served from a 12oz bottle

A-Thin white head leaving small lacing over a hazy gold brew.

S-Sweet Belgian yeast scent

T-Nice, malty sweetness and that Belgian yeast banana-ish and alcohol tase. Nice layers pretty good.

M-Wow, the best part of this beer. Pillowy, pretty soft, prefect carb.

D-Pretty high for the ABV, good beer.

08-11-2008 04:06:47 | More by MinorThreat
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Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.