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

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (344) - Reusel, - JAN 3, 2013
Subtiel, prettig aroma. Goud van kleur en erg troebel, met wat bezinksel. Tintelend. Begint fris en lichtzoet in de mond, wat na enkele seconden plaatsmaakt voor een prettige bittere smaak.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baramba (164) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Maison Leffe. Hazy golden, huge head. Belgian yeast aroma, banana, caramel. Sweet and yeast taste

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MSBrindbergs (410) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Flaska från broder Brun, thanks! Grumlig brungul vätska med massiv jästfällning. Doftar starkt av kryddor och jäst. Smakar syrligt och kryddigt. Får återigen konstatera att belgare inte är för mig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (124) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
Geel bier, witte schuimkraag. Geur is wat zurig, moutig, citrus. Smaak is moutig, citrus, wat banaan, alcohol. Nasmaak is licht bitter. lekkere tripel, misschien wat veilig van smaak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una tripla molto carica. profumi molto fruttati, al palato dolce eben strutturata, rotonda, persistenza medio lunga

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (436) - LATVIA - NOV 1, 2014
Light amber with medium white head. Good balance for yesty sweet and sour, as well as some bitterness, but not much individuaity, certain taste :background" of Hoegarden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (199) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Light brown color with white head. Aroma has yeast, caramel and malt. Taste is a bit bitter with long sweet finish. Flavors of caramel, spices, hops, some ripe fruits and alcohol. Not a specialty but nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3315) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of yeast and touches of hops. Sweetish, malty and fruity flavour, with notes of yeast and banana, only slightly complemented by the hoppy bitterness. Rough, bananalike and estery aftertaste with some bitter notes. Honestly, it is a Tripel but somehow it is uncannily reminiscent of a German Hefeweizen. Easy to drink and unpretentious, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (277) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
33 cl carrfor. Delade denna med Linda och kunde konstatera att den var god men inte den bästa leffen

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Alright, let’s give this a try, despite my aversion against the Leffe brand... Medium thick, lacing, pale yellowish white, moussy head, colour light peach blonde, hazy with tiny bits of black (dead) yeast floating around. Nose is quite distinctive and gets a kind of fruity sweetness and tartness with impressions of passion fruit, poultry stock or chicken soup, mango, corn, cider, tomato concentrate, lemon zest, fresh orange, biscuit, sweet tobacco, honey, cinnamon, dry white wine, cake, faint lavender. Taste is sweetish and soft, rounded, with passion fruit and peach at the onset, a bit sugary, honeyish, slick and on the thin side for the style, a bit bready, with a slight sourishness accompanying the palate, clearly from wheat; finish is a bit dry, with a slight toasted accent as in an amber ale, accompanied by some herbal hops and a somewhat wry alcohol effect, a bit chemical and artificial as well, but still a lot more honest and true to Belgian beer traditions than the other Leffes. I’d consider this among the better ones of the Leffe brand because it’s bottle refermented (and brewed elsewhere than the rest), but it still has a long way to go to become the best tripel - in fact, I find this amongst the lesser of tripels in Belgium. Still, I managed to kind of enjoy this - to a very limited amount. In all: okay for the sweet-toothed masses who expect a tripel to be heavy and sweet, but useless if you’re out there to find the best example of this noble - but all to often compromized - Belgian beer style. I had this after Gouden Carolus Tripel and Sint-Bernardus Tripel, so it didn’t stand much of a chance in this tasting session anyway...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in its own chalice. A: Pours a hazy golden "whity" color. Looks like a Weissbier. Head is bubbled and medium head. Medium to low retention. Many lacings S: Quite malty and spicy upfront. Sweet and fruity. Citrus notes. Bit booze. Bready and earthy Belgian yeasts T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, honey, dry peaches and spices. Citrus notes. Balanced bittersweetness. Belgian bready and earthy yeasts. M: Full bodied: creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Malty bittersweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very decent triple [ BA Review @ 11/4/2011 ]


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