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Leffe Tripel | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
263 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

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
Ranking:
#11,006
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
263
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
81
Trade:
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Photo of Technosmith
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
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

Photo of jroof1
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of InsaneHero86
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gianluca88
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MilanoItaly
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Me too I suggest this style beer as sip beer, despite the ABV.
I found the price / quality ratio quite satisfying.
Have a try !

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GentleKnight1
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Jcarriglio
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of hdtrice
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of 54V4G3
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Leffe Tripel from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 263 ratings
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