Leffe Tripel
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #164
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,793
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
274
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Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 Cl bottle

Pours hazed lighter amber. Supports a lasting and lasting eggshell cap. Slowly going to a frothy merainge. Nice looking brew.

Yeasty nose with yeast and cloves coming to mind.

Tasty and approachable triple. More Belgian yeasty notes, with coriander, pepper and tart apples coming to mind...nicely done

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Photo of elnachooo
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

De color naranja, con cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Al servir tiene una gran cabeza espumosa pero desaparece en cuestión de pocos segundos. Aroma cítrico y algo de malta. En boca resulta acuosa, resaltando la malta y un leve amargor.

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Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with a thick thin off-white head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Sweet aroma with predominant notes of orange marmalade, honey, caramel, green apples, cloves, candi sugar and a bit of banana. It felt some sort of mix of a Tripel with their traditional Blonde.
Flavor with notes of cloves, orange marmalade, cinnamon, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, red berries, vanilla, coriander, oxidized pineapple juice, pear and green apples. Dry aftertaste with a lingering spice note and mild to medium bitterness.
Medium body with slightly effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% is very well hidden.
Spicy Tripel that resembles a lot their main beer, Leffe Blonde. Having similar spices (lots of clove) and yeast (banana). It should be more attenuated; there is an overly sweet residual note. Still, it delivers lots of flavors.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet glass.

Pale orange and opaque body. Faint white head fleeting as it settles, but leaves a faint collar.

Sticky aroma and sweet. Good amount of sugary Belgian candi and booze, but tolerable. Hints of orange juice sweetness, and a little bit of caramel.

Sweet notes, on the palate. A candy orange like quality, and indistinct fruit. Mid palate has a bit of creamy texture and flavor as well.

Heat turns down after it warms up, but yeasty esters are far removed with higher sugars taking over. Tolerable and good, but better out there by far in this style.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An unusual tipple is the tripel! Not a traditional tripel at all, more like a weiss bier, imagine a much better erdinger.
Looks hazy with very little head, especially if served chilled from the fridge. I suggest leaving this 5 minutes to warm up a tad, but the feel of the beer is great, silky smooth, just a slightly acquired taste I think. Overall I find myself coming back to this one, a bit like picking a scab, you cant help yourself, even though your head says better. I recommend this well over and above all German Weiss biers to be honest.

...coming back to this second time round, I decided I needed marking up a touch.

It is a very complex brew, lovely toffee malty taste which I under scored by a half point, so it's up from 3.75 to 4.25.

This one will grow on you if you allow it.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark gold with sticky froth. 4
Grainy nose with some Juicyfruit and pencil erasers. 3.75
Baguette with honey, some pear, rosemary, candy sugar, and marshmallow end. 3.75
Medium, low fizz, round. 4

Signature Leffe bubblegum. Not quite lean enough for a tripel, missing the pepper, and too sweet. Simple and easy. 3.75

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a pour attempt to make a classic tripel with a boozy presence all over the place, this ale doesn't manage to stay in focus and in balance. You can mostly taste their characteristic yeast

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Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yields a slightly hazy, golden color, with a froth, medium sized head.

Smells of honey, toffee malts a hint of scented wood and a flowery, perfumy hop note.

Drinks fairly soft, creamy with a nice, refreshing finish among a medium, pleasantly sweet body.

Tastes of honey, surprisingly dry, leafy hops and toffee sweet malts. A little fizzy in the finish, with rich toffee and caramel layers, topped off by more honey and clove defined spices.

Very nice Tripel with a high, bubbly carbonation among a well pronounced, soft yeast pillow and a prominent spice peak.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow-gold with a fluffy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing. Nose is bright and yeasty with a bit of earthy spice notes. Taste is a sweeter example of a tripel, both the yeasty notes and some caramel and spice comes through. Overall, quite good and probably the best offering I've had from Leffe.

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Photo of Shanex
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As most Leffe, this is a very yeasty brew. Strong (8,5%abv). Pretty drinkable, liked the color, smell and taste. Ovbisously reminiscent of Leffe Blonde, probably better.

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From elcervecero. In Tongerlo cup. Watchinh Better Call Saul 1x07. My favourite Leffe so far. Tasty and with good aroma. Avg 4.37

17 Nov 2018. Nueva etiqueta. En copa Grimbergen. De Hipercor. Viendo Colony 1x03-04. Aunque en aroma tiene cierto interes, en boca resulta bastante plana y te la bebes aburrido,aunque realmente tampoco tiene nada desagradable. Avg 3.18

14 Julio 2019. En copa Grimbergen. Viendo La Vida de los Otros. Nueva etiqueta. Mejor de lo que la recordaba. Tipico perfil de tripel bien implementado. Se bebe bastante rapida a pesar de su abv

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle brought from coolwines,golden colour, aroma of yeasts, fruity notes (berries) and some caramel, taste is much the same as the aroma not bad.

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Photo of WGO
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Body is a light orange with a an almost perfect white head.
Yeasty, buttery aroma. Taste is similar yeasty ester, little spice and quiet buttery.
Little dryness, medium finish that doesn't hang around long. Not much alcohol warmth coming through for 8.5%. Pretty average overall.

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Photo of Zet
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This tripel smells and tastes like a mixture of witbier and Leffe blond. Nice smell of cloves due to the usage of wheat. The coriander and orange peels give this beer the typical witbier taste, while still remaining its tripel character. It lacks the complexity I'd expect of a tripel though and the alcohol tends to dominate the closer you get to the bottom of your glass. The dull sweet malt taste of the blond Leffe is also quite prominent in their tripel. While the taste is all in all pretty disappointing, the smooth mouth feel is top notch though. A decent tripel, but then again, the tripel category has some excellent competitors.

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Photo of Schoeni
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice yellow golden colour, good foam, I like the Aroma: fruity, fresh, like pear and green banana. Good warming and sweetening taste. creamy, and straight Body. nice.

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Photo of drmeto
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours hazy amber with fairly long lasting beige head
S:
-huge toffee,caramel,banana,spice,
T:
-huge toffee,caramel,spice,slight banana plus vanilla,bready, finishes very sudden
F:
-alcohol unnoticeable aside from warming,high carbonation,creamy
O:
really good tripel

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Photo of Neorebel
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Leffe Tripel pours a fantastic dark copper color, blanketed by a 1/4" head as white as snow. There's some carbonation and haziness due to sediment. I found the aroma to be lively and bright, consisting mostly of fruit esters. Apple, pear, plum, and banana were all detectable along with a ice phenolic quality as well. It's flavor is candied, yet bready, with a tart and crisp finish. Lots of white pepper spiciness throughout. The body and feel are both just right - moderately heavy, without reminding the drinker of the fairly high ABV. This Tripel from Leffe stacks up fairly well to other Tripels, and I quite prefer this to their pale.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Appearance – Cloudy like the dregs of a Duvel with a decent head that although not long lasting leaves good lacing.

Smell – This one has a sweeter nose than the brun but not as sweet as the blond.

Taste – A light hint of caramel hits you on the first nip but becomes less and less obvious with each sip. The malt becomes more obvious with each mouthful as does a taste of sugar which is nice in its own way but to be honest I could not drink a lot of this one, purely because it seems to get sweeter and stronger with each mouthful, to some that is a good thing but not entirely to my own pallet, But probably representative of the style.

Mouthfeel – Medium body but still a little thinner in the mouth than I expected.

Overall – I guess my taste comments say it all. This is a decent brew and more than passable, if you like the style then this beer will undoubtedly please you but probably not excite you.

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Photo of Sam-VW
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of PopTheTop
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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Photo of SmashPants
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.

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Photo of janubio
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of monorailred
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good flavor with a very good head that lasts. It had a very nice color and is very drinkable. You can certainly tell it is an alcoholic beverage as it is apparent in the smell and the taste. That said, it is a quite good brew That I look forward to enjoying again.

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Photo of freneticamnesic
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Hazy gold brown, cloudy. Thick white head.

S - Roast malts, citrus

T - Roast nuts, light malts, brown sugar, apples, and floral hops

M - smooth, medium in body and carbonation

O - Overall a very good tripel, and nicely balanced with the sweet sugary and fruitty flavours together with the nutty/malty tones.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orangish body; full of sediment and suspension; medium head; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; peppery; vinous fruits

Taste: Spicy; juicy malts; warming alcohol

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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