Leffe Tripel | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
249
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
16.84%
 
 
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35
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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
2.91/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of drmeto
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
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 DaPeculierDane
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of kaimcm
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle carried back from Belgium. A gift from a friend, thanks.

A: cloudy dull honeyed body, like unfiltered honey. little head, bland white. surprised by the lack of retention for a tripel.

S: apples and some fruity candy and yeasty esters. some yeasty powdery pizza-esque dough!

T/M: very soft body, flavor flashes sugar up front that fades into the fruitiness of the nose, apples, and white grapes mostly. on the back palate an astringent dryness rises of unknown origin...its not spicy like many triples, in either yeast or hop character, but powdery dry. finish is short but enticing.

D: the lightness of the body and the softness of the mouthfeel make this a very easy drinker.

a fine beer, if of little distinction. more interesting than the blonde that hits our shores but of less interest and quality than so many other readily available tripels.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mdtnelson
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rastaman
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extremely drinkable tripel. Not as sweet as others from Leffe, smooth, not an over the top with flavour, but very nice beer, i like it.

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Photo of Tarks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of azorie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ggaughan
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured a hazy golden browish color into my Leffe chalice. The nose had some funky, grapefruit notes to it. The taste was earthy, citrusy and it was rounded out well by a hop bitterness on the back end. The higher abv is not overly noticable which makes for an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of MaevaS
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Mar02x
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A white head, decent looking and then turns to fluffy quite quick. The fluid is clear and gold colored. No visible carbonatie.

S - A strong smell of pine and citrus.

T - A rather dry and solid taste of pine and citrus. This beer is more inbetween a triple and a DIPA. The grain tones make it just more a triple though.

M - A creamy sticky feeling comes direct after the medium carboantion has settled down. After swallowing the medium bitterness sets in.

O - A reasonable triple, not extraordinary though.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sfprint
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

expires April of 2013.
no visible carbonation or a head. dark orangy brown in color with small bits of sediment suspended in the opaque fluid. smells on the edge of plasticy at first but still good. bready and a bit sweet, however on the tongue the sweetness doesnt translate. a bit tart and implies lemon. a hair bitter. not a light and bright tripel, this one is heavier.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ChrisCBeets
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GentleKnight1
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hobbit
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Solomon420
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer. I had some from the tap in Someren, Holland. Again sitting on the terrace watching the world go by. One of the nicest things about Euorpe is the outdoors eating culture. Its full of terraces so one can just sit and drink and watch everyday life just meander by without a damn care in the world. Also, every beer you order comes poured into its very own glassware, which is just one of those nice little features that make the beer even more enjoyable to drink :)

Easy to drink, nice color (almost the poster child for Tripel styles). It did have a more aggressive alcohol presence when compared to the Grimbergen Tripel I had the night before. The taste was not as sweet or fruity either. But still pleasant and the overall alcohol taste was not overpowering my any means, but it did make its presence known as I drank it down. Very nice and I drank a few more before heading to my room. This beer is on my list for sure for next years visit to Holland.

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Photo of robotiks
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
3.86 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
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