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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:
#11,588
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
263
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 100
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 grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopnerd
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WynnO
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 rork
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Manohar
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of pensinck
3.12/5  rDev -19%

Photo of PierreBrun
3.12/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lmaduells
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of nowhere_native
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 Rickus
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheInsurgent
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dec27
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Limanuljaska
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dbutera1282
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ZeppelinNL
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of pharmerdoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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