The origins of the Floreffe brand date back to 1221, with the monks of St Norbert establishing an abbey in the town of Floreffe. From the 14th century through to the 18th century they brewed their beer from grains and hops grown on the site. Brasserie Lefebvre has been responsible for brewing these beers since 1876, thus falling into the category of Abbey Ales.
Stories from the abbey’s history suggest this tripel beer was the favourite of the monks, and was actually used to keep them in line. If they were late turning up for their chores – or even for dinner – their allocation of this beer would be taken away!
Our beer is an unfiltered orange copper colour, with a sweet aroma of fruit and malts, and a hint of Belgian yeast sitting in behind.
The sweetness is also forefront of the taste, with a little caramel malt flavour mixed with hints of banana, honey, orange and a little herbal spice. There is a good level of hop bitterness that balances out the sweetness, making this a really easy drinking beer despite the 8% ABV.
A Belgian tripel that ticks all of the style boxes and is an enjoyable beer.