JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Narnad was kind enough to bring a bottle of this to a wedding and split it with me, what a guy! Poured golden with lots of bubbles, a small-to-medium white head. Black pepper, clove and banana aroma. I didn’t really pick up an alcohol aroma, but could really taste it - wow was it hot. Otherwise, flavor had a decent wheat tanginess, fruity banana esters and a touch of lemon peel. Solid, but I think it could use a few months of bottle conditioning.
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe sucrée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée voilée. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruit tropicaux avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût très sucré. (Rating #2422)
Narnad (1485) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with a small, fizzy, off-white head that provided excellent lacing. Aroma is a mixture of cloves, grainy pils malt, lot of alcohol, light yeast notes, some very light banana hints and a slight lemon/orange citrus toward the ends. Flavor follow the aroma with an early light banana, lemon citrus and yeasty flavors which move into a dry, alcoholic ending. The tripel has a moderate density but the alcohol makes it feel a little harsh at times. Overall a good tripel and well worth the price (which isn’t bad at all for this style and volume your getting).
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
A spicy and citrusy hop nose leaks onto the doughy yeast and honeyed cereals in this warming interpretation of the Tripel style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy golden.
-I found this to be a little sweeter than the usual Tripel.
-The hop personality is also herbal throughout.
-Ginger-like spiciness is clearly tasted.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours carbonated and golden w/little to no head. Smells sweet and slightly wheaty, and definite hints of alcohol. Taste is extremely smooth and hints of alcohol. I really like this because it doesn’t have a harsh wheat finish and has a nice flavor profile. This is worth a try in my opinion.
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden body with a smallish, white head.
Smell: Rather sweet-smelling aroma of pilsner malts awaiting a wheelbarrow full of toothsome candi sugar supported by notes of fresh fruit and, ever so slightly, some spices.
Taste: Ample pils malts along with fresh pears, white grapes, and citrus glazed with layers upon layers of sweet, gooey candi sugar. Low bitterness. One small, tiny pinch of spice. Finishes sweet and fruity with plenty of alcohol warmth to invigorate the soul and enliven the senses.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Though I’m left wanting just a bit more spice character and a slightly drier finish, it’s still a very tasty American-born tripel simply loaded with potential.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Schlafly Triple
Date: March 28, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet candied malt aroma, light spicyness, touch of alcohol
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicyness, light alcohol, good balance between the malt candy and the spices
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A.Big belgian yeast nose, malty. Light alcohol aroma
APP. Slightly cloudy, golden color. Thin whispy white head.
Flavor. Malty, earthy yeasty Belgian flavors. Peppery light alcohol flavors
Palate. Med-Light body. Peppery hot alcohol
O. Strong belgian ale
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent deep golden with a small frothy white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt with some doughy yeasty esters. Starts with good fullness and carbonation with a sweet toasty biscuity malty flavor and caramel notes well balanced with some light fruity notes and clove spice before a semi-dry warming finish. A nice Belgian tripel.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy yellow. Almost no aroma. Flavors of citrus fruit and grass. Finishes with a mild hoppiness. Personally, i would recommend most other tripels that i have had.