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

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle 8.5% alcohol. Pineapple aroma with the clear presence of Belgian yeast. The color was a dark, cloudy yellow with a bit of a white head. The flavor also made me think of pineapple, but with some mild spices mixed in. The mouthfeel was medium, and the aftertaste was mild. The alcohol was clearly present, but not offensively so. A nicely balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2007
Cloudy golden with a lasting head. Cookiecutter tripel-aroma; floral, with honey, bready yeast, coriander, citric, subdued hops. Taste was well-balanced and leaned to the dry side. Good mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation. A nice tripel, nothing special, but very decent nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Head was average white and foamy. Body was clear and sparkling with a slightly cloudy golden colour. Light particles could be observed. Aroma was Classic Belgium yeast with other notes of fruit, spicy, light citrus, clove and coriander. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour was light to moderated bitter with some notes of sweetness to balance it. Dry and slightly hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from the Duke of York. Golden and opaque with dissipating white head that left a nice lace. Yeasty, citrus nose. Full flavoured Slightly bitter with spicy pumpkin and orange notes. Long dry finish. Gassy, but clean. No aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle, pours a carbonated and hazy amber with an impressively large white fluffy head. Strong sweet malt and yeast aroma with some vinuous notes and a spicy bite to it. Drinks reasonable easy for its 8.4%, smooth at first, but a little syrupy in the finish. Not too sour, the fruit esters combine quite well with the malty flavour. Overall, better than the more common Leffes, but still falls short of its contempory abbey ales.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
This beer definately lives up to the commercial description. It is a golden color with a tantalizing aroma, however that is where the compliments end. The flavor was mild and did contain hints of the unique Leffe flavoring, but the finish was watery and unremarkable. Don’t let this beer discourage you from trying the other Leffe beer. This brand has other offerings that are dynamite, just not this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. 8.5%. Hazy brownish colour. Good sweet aroma of yeast and malt. Wheat and yeast aroma, lovely fruity and bit sour, nice bitter finish. Very good tasty tripel! Named after the old Abbaye de Leffe.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2007
Pretty good - a cloudy amber colour with a sweet citrusy flavour. Does tastes its strength, but a bit on the thin side. Not the best, but not the worst Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle: poured a slightly cloudy amber-brown clour with an enormous merangue like head, thick enough to hold itself in peaks; the aroma is yeasty, and the taste starts with a floury dryness which develops into a fruity sweetness, with estery flavours of banana and pineapple; leavesa warming bitter aftertaste. Somewhat light when compared to other triples, but rather pleasant in its own way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
As soon as the beer is poured and the quickly fading head has formed, the aroma of peach and banana starts. As the beer is sipped an yeasty flavour fills the mouth, but it soon subsides into the taste of sour apples, hop-bitterness and ends with a nice and easy malt flavour combined with the fruity esters, that keeps lingering. Its a descent tripel but I prefer it more heavy and pronounced... By the way: when my wife was to deliver our son, the midwife told her to drink this beer when the contractions started... Not political correct, but quite tasty!


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