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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2005
750ml bottle: I bought this last year and decided to see how good it could be with a little nurturing. Mine poured a darder, golden color that was very hazy. It had a good strong head on it. The aroma is fairly common for this type, with a bready, yeasty start and a bit of banana and clove in it. A hint of some spiciness also. It is a bit weaker in strengh than some of the others of this type. The taste is quite smooth. Bready, with a bit of banana and clove to the taste. A touch lighter than expected. I think that ageing didn’t have any real impact on the flavor, except for maybe taking a bit of the rough edges off of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Cloudy yellow with rich beige head. Sweet aroma with yeast and dried fruits. Sweet fruity flavour with orange, caramel and raisins. Round soft mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Cloudy golden colour with a floffy head. Very nice aroma of dried fruit, yeast and spice. Very nice complex flavour. It have a little sweet and dry finish, also a warm feeling from the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle from Peckhams. Cloudy Orange with large but diminishing head. Aroma of orange, pepper, yeast, candy sugar, biscuit. Little bit sweet in the taste but finish rounded and slightly bitter. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Golden yellow with great head. Smells sweet, yeasty, spicy, malty. It tastes much like Leffe Blonde, but better. It’s quite smooth and simple.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
The Leffe Triple is stong, with prevalent alcohol, but it is harldy different in flavor than most Belgians - it is salty upfront with a hard hitting bitterness that quickly fades leaving a slight stickiness on the lips and a longing for more high alcohol pleasure. The color is gold, nearly copper, and the head is large, big-bubbled and white. The extra punch of this brew lends complexity, but that is almost cheating isn’t it? This is standard for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Pours clear golden yellow with large offwhite foaming head. You can hear the beer while you watch the active carbonation. Strong aroma of citrus and pepper spice. Flavor of light caramel blended with citrus, pepper and light yeast. The palate is smooth, almost creamy (not expected based on clear body) and the pepper and carbonation give a nice finishing zip. Final pour was cloudy and revealed lots of floaties.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
A good Leffe, deep and complexe finish, but this beer has a real personality. I don’t get bored of it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 27, 2005
A long chain of aromas that completely leave different arom from that one of departure. complicated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Pale golden-orange color with a fluffy, very finely beaded head. Lemony hops dominate the nose. Light sweetness on the tongue followed by a light yeasty spiciness all wrapped up by those lemony hops again. A very light, refreshing trippel with the alcohol well hidden.


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