barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Schlafly Tap Room. color is a luminescent yellow, gold with a white head atop. aroma is yeast and clove. flavor is more of the same with some banana and hints of pepper and spice. lively carbonation and alcohol is well hidden. not bad, just not my style.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden color with a heavy off white head. Aromas of bananas and cloves really hit the nose. Not as much yeast character as I would look for. Sweet wheat flavors with some more spices of pepper and cinnamon. Seems to have more qualities of a blonde weissbock, but a very good beer nonetheless.
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler, thanks Drew. Poured a light cloudy gold. The aroma was banana, peaches and cinnamon. The taste had banana, vanilla, spicy cinnamon and a black pepper finish. A nice spicy tripel.
thegreenrooster (3175) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is golden with a small white head. Aroma is pure sugar with a touch of citrus. Flavor is wonderful. Lots of citrus,banana and candy cane sugar. An outstanding example of the style brewed right here in my own backyard.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from the Tap Room. Good banana, yeast and bread nose. Pale golden hue. Aromas of citrus, sweet yeast, bananas, bubblegum. Spiced and slightly bitter. More so like a hefe, but still very nice.
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2006 Wow. Straight from the tank with Mitch from Schlafly. Pours a hazy gold, thick head and great lacing. Aroma is banana (with a hint of peel), nutmeg, clove, and sweet caramel. Slight alcohol in the nose. Flavor is BIG and complex. More of the aroma, and an incredibly dry, almost tart finish. A really great tripel.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap-hop in the city05-pours light orange with a sudsy white head and some lacing. sweet, grany, slightly tropical aroma-faint banans and corriander. this is more accurate than the dubbel in terms of style guidelines. wow, big sweet banana, corriander, lightly grainy and clove as well. no funk but in not expecting it from an american brewer. the abv is nowhere to be found, maybe due to some aging. some green apple comes out in the finish, showing the age of this beer. pretty tasty at least for an american trippel.
wxman (1399) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 I really like this stuff. I’m fortunate to live in Illinois just across the Big Muddy from "The Tap Room". I don’t think they have played around with the recipe, as it tastes the same each year: delicious! It may be a little sweet for some, maybe even cloying, but it’s surely true to the Belgian tripel style. Lots of flavors going on: banana, clove, honey, apples, alcohol warmth. Cloudy in appearance (of course, the yeast is still there), with a somewhat thick mouthfeel. Not much hoppiness, but that is to be expected in the style. This Belgian ale never fails to impress me. I look forward to Schlafly’s annual heavy beers around the holidays. The imperial stout at Thanksgiving, the tripel in mid-December, and the barleywine for Christmas/New years. I love them all, but the tripel is my hands-down favorite. 12/15/05 Better now than ever! Taste and palate are the same but I need to rate higher this year.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught- new batch) Yellow gold, rapidly fading head. Fruity-yeasty aroma. Flavor with hints of green apples, Belgian-yeasty flavors.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brewery - Also served way too cold with terrible carbonation. Tasted like alcohol, artificial sweetner. Seems like their draft beer just plain sucks at the brewery. I'll stick witht the bottles.