Moeder Overste | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-22-2002

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Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Fantastic looking head the retention is quite remarkable even after the hazed copper coloured brew is sipped upon.

Smell: Rustic aroma of nutty yeast, husky grain and a mild fruitiness of nectarines and mandarin oranges.

Taste: Juicy middle with a faint buttery flavour, light tropical fruit within the esters. Good malt foundation with a soft powdery chalky yeast in tow, nutty bready finish with some more fruity esters in the end.

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate bodied and a bit slick on the tongue, nice smoothness as well.

Drinkability & Notes: Layered complexities are dreamy, a sensual tripel. Easy to quaff quickly so be careful.

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Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle. Pale golden pour, with a coarse grained near-white head. Smells like Belgian yeast, pilsner hops and a bit of caramel. Tastes sweet with an added medicinal bitterness, taste notes including Belgian yeast, corn, bread, spices, bitter herbs, a hint of lambic funkiness.

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Photo of MaevaS
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Mar02x
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber colored with an enormous white head.

S - Fresh and fruity with malts - very inviting.

T - Fresh and full of taste, in the middle pallet there is a metal like taste observable.

M - Light bitter finish and light sticky in your mouth mixed with a medium carbonation.

O - A good triple but not something special. De almost metal like taste in the middle is a killer for this beer.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of schavuytje
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

this has triple gold body with a medium thick slab foam, richly esters and phenols with a tangy edge of spices such as pepper and apple wood in the distance this drown out the grain and bitter smaaak

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Photo of Bisho
4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic Tripel that stands out on its own due to the distinct nuttiness and buttery mouthfeel. It also looks and smells as good as it tastes! Maybe a tad too sweet for some, but I think this just adds to its charm. Very easy to down (silky smooth on the palate) and one that I have gotten into trouble with on many occasions. A great session tripel and easily of my favorites.

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Photo of Solomon420
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer (or several actually) sitting on a terrace in Vlaardingen, NL during a recent business trip. At the time, I had a Delerium Tremens before the "Mother Superior" (English translation) and I have to say the taste and aroma were much better than the Tremens. Although the serving glass was a frosted glass, which was slightly dissappointing to me because you could not see the full colour potential. The taste was very fruity, typical of the Belgian Tripels. I looked for some in a local beer shop to no avail, as it quickly rose to the top of my WANT list. A definate top scorer for sure!

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RuudJH
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'Mother Superior'. Tripel, 33 cl. bottle, bb june 2010.
Recommended by the guy at a local liquor store.

Colour orange-brown, with cream coloured head, that hold up decently. Ok carbonation.

Smell is malty, floral and citric hops, belgian yeast.
Taste is pretty spicy indeed. Pepper and clove and coriander. Malts and citrus in the background.
Not sweet, but reasonably dry in the mouthfeel. The alcohol is well masked, and the brew is still ok refreshing overall.
A tripel in the Belgian tradition, but on the agressive side of the spectrum. It's still well balanced and overall a good drink in a bar.

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Photo of marcrech
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paddez
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy, orange/copper coloured brew with an incredibly nice head that produces some beautiful lacing. Looks absolutely marvellous.
Smell is yeasty, with some nuts and spices. It reminded me of Duvel
Taste: well it's certainly different. Incredibly yeasty, with lots wood-like aroma's going around. Tardness and bitterness battle it out.
The mouthfeel is good, not too fizzy, medium body. I don't think I'd like to have more than one on one evening though. It's original for sure, but not really my thing. Still an intresting beer.

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Photo of biernack
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours hazey honey colour with a tight, white fluffy head that stays the course.

S - A bit of grain and orange citrus.

T - Plenty of passionfruit notes, some malty notes follow with some yeasty notes to finish.

M - Medium to light body with good carbonation.

D - An easy dring beer for it's abv. Not a bad triple.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Absumaster
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy copper, golden beer with a thick, creamy head.

Smell of bananas and other exotic fruit, typical Belgian yeast products and some candi sugar smells. A medium malt base which supports the fruitiness and sugar.

Taste is full of exotic fruits like banana and tangerine, also some light solvent taste, all derived by the yeast. Basically the taste is the same as the smell. The malt is light and has some pils and bisuity taste. Hops are very low. Drinkability is OK. A decent tripel.

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Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


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Photo of paterlodie
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strange label, strange name. What to think about the head of a female monastry to be drunk... Well a nice head for a start and a far from clear but nice golden colour.
Sweetish malty and alcoholic smell with a little koreander. Strong alcoholic but sweetish taste with a dry finish of some hops. Not to bad but to sweet in my opinion.

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Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of garcia2a
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This tasty poured a deep golden color, mostly clear with low carbonation. Post pour the head was nice and taut, around a half inch or so. This remained intact for most of the drinking.

The bouquet was of malt and yeast with back hints of citrus and light summer fruits. This carried over to the taste which had just a very slight citrus linering.

This beer is easy to drink as the taste and mouthfeel are both very nice. It is a filling beer though, so you won't want to enjoy more than two in one sitting.

All and all, a fine sippin' Belgian that is almost as fine a naked gal on a hot summer's day!

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Moeder Overste from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 49 ratings