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Leffe Tripel

Leffe Triple

The Brewery

Brouwerij Leffe
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Brouwerijplein 1
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium
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Beer Style

Belgian Abbey Beer of the Tripel Type


The Beer

Leffe Triple is a strong blonde abbey beer. In-bottle re-fermentation gives it a complex character, fragrant bouquet and full-mouthed taste. It is golden-blond in the glass below a delicate, creamy head, with slight clouding produced by its yeasts.

Leffe Triple is a fruity beer with hints of citrus, pineapple, prunes and dates alongside sweet caramel flavours. The taste is based around dried fruits, and balanced by the hop bitterness. The mildly sweet finish of Leffe Triple makes it very drinkable – it is both robust and refreshing.

The “triple/tripel” name indicates that higher proportions of key ingredients are used. With a tripel you can also expect a high alcohol content. They are strong beers, usually blonde, with a strong taste of malt and/or hop bitters. Modern tripels tend to be fruity, quite dry, well saturated with CO2 and plenty of bitterness; they are usually re-fermented in the bottle. Belgians love their tripels, and Belgian brewers remain very keen on producing these strong, quaffable brews.

Alongside this Leffe Triple, this famous brewery’s range includes Brune, Blonde, Radieuse, Ruby, Rituel 9°, Royale Whitbread Golding, Royale Cascade IPA, Royale Mapuche, Royale Mount Hood, Royale Crystal, Nectar and Bière de Noël.


Alcohol

8.5% ABV

Fermentation

A top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.

Ingredients

Leffe Triple is brewed with water, yeast, malt, hops, coriander, and orange peel.

Colour & Transparency

Leffe Triple takes on a golden-blond colour in the glass. It gives off tiny bubbles below a cloud of white froth.


    Serving Temperature

    5-7°C / 41-45°F

    Serving Glass

    The Leffe beers are served in an elegant, engraved chalice on a tall stem, its bowl-like shape allowing the aromas to develop to the full. The letter ‘L’, engraved at the bottom of the glass, ensures a continuous production of froth. This makes the head stay up for longer.


      Character, Tastes & Aromas

      Leffe Triple presents an amazing balance between bitter and sweet. The aromas are dominated by banana, peach, ripe pineapple and zesty notes as well as coriander and orange. The finish of this full-mouthed beer reveals touches of citrus.


        Culinary

        Leffe Triple goes down well in combination with abbey cheeses, a Pavé à la Leffe for example; with a croque monsieur, quiche, fish and shell fish. It is also a good pairing with more refined dishes.


        Keeping and Storage

        The beer can be stored in the bottle for two years. It should be stored in a cool and dark environment at a temperature of between 10°C and 15°C.


        Availability

        Bottle ✔       On Tap 

        Available in bottles (33cl, 75cl)

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