Leffe Tripel - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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4.06/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
05-11-2014 17:07:49 | More by PopTheTop
4.4/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
01-25-2014 08:38:49 | More by SmashPants
4.09/5 rDev +6.2%
330ml. bottle, pour into a Leffe glass. Cloudy yellow to orange colour, with a dense and compact head that leaves some lace when it vanishes. Lots of sediments floating around. Smell is at first yeasty, earth, then it opens to what it seems a lot of spices, clove, coriander cardamom, orange zest, fruits... Dense and creamy palate, taste of orange zest, spices (as in the smell), notes of honey, flowers... Probably my favorite on e from Leffe.
10-19-2013 13:30:16 | More by janubio
Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.