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De Leckere TripelDe Leckere Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Leckere
Netherlands | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Andreji on 01-23-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Jeffo
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at the bottle shop down the road.

From a bottle into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a small medium looking white head that quickly fades away to a thin wisp. Gamboge in color with higher levels of carbonation in the form of small bubbles. A nice wisp remains until the end but leaves minimal lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Decent nose of toasted malts, green apples and apricots. A bit of spiciness from the yeast as well. Nice.

TASTE: Toasted malts and lots of spicy notes through the middle. Very spicy. Moves into a bitter and spicy finish with cloves and pepper notes. Bolder and long lasting aftertaste is very nice, with spicy notes and alcohol, along with some hop bitterness.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Light, fluffy, and plenty creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Nice job here.

OVERALL: A very nice triple indeed. Though De Leckere's triple is not as good a triple as their double is a double, this is still a good example of the style and worth checking out if you get the chance. Another good one from De Leckere.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased randomly in an amsterdam beershop in an attempt to try some dutch beers instead of just guzzling all the belgian fare

appearance: pale golden blonde colour, light beige cap and minimal retention

smell: not much on the nose - certainly very minimal in the way of tropical fruits, light honey and fruit and mild spice

taste: much of the same as hinted by the nose - the worst tripel i had in europe (which isnt as bad as it sounds!)

mouthfeel: i found it light and bland

drinkability: just ok

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Photo of Andreji
4.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This comes as close to perfection as i've ever been. I was just randomly picking stuff at 't arendsnest in amsterdam- largest dutch brew selection in holland- and came naively accross this brew, while allegedly pulling off a tripel tasting. after the first....i just stuck to this one.

At sight there is nothing impressive. a regular, medium to small headed slightly opaque golden pour. what was i expecting so far? not much, but then again, i rely much on my taste considering my preferences for tripels.

The there's everything in there, and it took me a while to define it. it's very irregular because most tripels have a sharp alcoholey smell. not this. the alcohol is not there, and what prevails? maracuja. it just brought me back home, drinking freshly squeezed (rather stirred) maracuja juice., malt, a hint of oranges and even grapefruit. and, of course, a bit of honey...this is beautiful.

ok, i take a sip. i generally let it sit atop my tongue, and i feel my soft palate (that's at the back where the uvule hangs from) invaded by a feel of honey. i turn a smile right away. the honey is the most notable bit to it. it just invades, straight away, mildly sweet and dense. FANTASTIC. further ahead, it's the maracuja again, this time not so strong but rather mixing with the grapefruit feel a bit better. how? the beer remains quite sweet at first and handles a wonderful transition from sweet to bitter through the sour feel. just like a grapefruit juice. the alcohol comes across further on but is just so slight goes along perfectly with this opus of a beer.

As for the mouthfeel- as if words were enough- the body is well thick and the carbonation accompanies the taste harmoniously.

Drinkability- well, to say i dropped the tasting (had budget to taste a good 6 beers) at the 2nd beer because i stuck to this more than enough. I'm just sorry it can only so hardly be found but, lord, i was in heaven for as long as it lasted.

Recent Edit: I think the brewery is a bit inconsistent. the Bottles I purchased to bring back weren't as good (great anyway) while the bottles I had at 't aerendsnest were all perfectly amazing. oh, well, gotta wait for a new batch.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best till end jun 2006 so probably quiet fresh. Is not noticable in appearance that misses finnesse. Just a litle foam and a orange/yellow color with a white clouwd in it.
Nose is good, fresh, fruity. Hops there and a smell reminds all the time of peach and spring field with lots of flowers.
Taste is fresh too, litle yeasty though, some malts, begins litle sweet and a dry aftertaste. Mostly hops but again litle yeast also.

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De Leckere Tripel from Brouwerij De Leckere
3.99 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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