Leffe Tripel | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Leffe TripelLeffe Tripel
BA SCORE
3.85/5
263 Ratings
Leffe TripelLeffe Tripel
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,943
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
263
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of sbauer
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a 33cl bottle.

A: Golden yellow. Slightly cloudy with some yeast chunks. Minimal lacing and head.

S: Green apple, butter, quince.

T: Crisp, straw malts, lemon citrus. Belgian yeast esters and alcohol burn. Mostly dry. Gentle hop bitters.

M: Light bodied, highly carbonated.

O: An interesting aroma, but the taste falls flat without much to go off. Somewhat refreshing, but not terribly interesting.

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Photo of sfprint
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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 HalfFull
2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
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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Photo of AlexM
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mdtnelson
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of CoverMePorkins
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kurgan3
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

ABV 8,5%
Bottle of 300 ml. At home, poyred into my Chimay chalice.
This beer has a honey liked colour, very hazy. One finger of off-white head that quickly was reduced into just a thin layer on the beer's surface. leaving heavy lacing behind.
An amazing strong aroma of dark fruits, plums mostly, and some banana and apricot notes.
The taste is sweet with the fruity notes much more noticeable. It leaves a nice bitterness behind. Unfortunately it also had a slight metallic taste, but maybe it's just my bottle, since I had it a couple of times before and I don't remember it having it. 4
Rich and full body, average carbonation. The alcohol certainly distinguishable, if not at first, certainly when the beer starts to warm up a bit. Dry on the palate.
A really great beer.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of adden12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of hanlonrn
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of TheMyers
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Tarks
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jose9e
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of hawkon
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of B14
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of tsulli
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dansmcd
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dull cloudy orange under a finger of bubbly head.

S - Quite mild estery tripel aroma, yeast, apple and grape.

T - Yeast, brett, champagne, orange, apple, pear and the slightest hint of smoke.

M - Spicy mouthful, highly carbonated, medium body.

O - Enjoyable for a tripel fan like myself but when Tripel Karmeliet is so widely available and tremendous you are better off with one of those.

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Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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