Leffe Tripel 8 (300ml Bottle)
Leffe Triple has a balanced, gently aromatic flavour. The sweetness is full bodied yet delicate. The palate has restrained fruity hints and a nutty creamy texture.
Hazy golden orange color with a white head. Very attractive, especially on shrooms. Aroma of yeast, spices, and pale malt. Flavor more of the same with a little banana and other light fruits. Tasty. Nice medium bodied palate with fairly soft carbonation.
Like other abbey ales, Tripels are strong, yeasty-malty beers. But they are also pale, and have a notable hop profile. Hop bitterness may be higher than a typical abbey ale, up to 35IBUs. But the finish is where the hops really shine, as tripels should finish fairly dry. Otherwise, maltiness is still essential to the style, and the assertive yeast note typical of all abbey ales will be more apparent in tripels, since they do not have the rich dark malts to distract the palate. Alcohol flavours feature more prominently in Tripels that in just about any other style.