jandd1983 (2533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, it poured a cloudy gold color with a small white head. The aroma was of yeast, with some banana, clove, pear and apples. It had a smooth mouthfeel. The taste was malty, with some ripe fruit and a sweet finish. Good stuff.
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottled Aug 28, 2012. Lightly hazy amber-copper with a quarter inch of cream. Earthy grape must, toffee, rusted apple and white wine in the aroma. Flavors of oxidized pears and apples baked in spices, brown sugar, and white wine. Medium body is fairly balanced, has medium carbonation but drinks nice and soft, and is a little too boozy.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a clear, golden appearance with a white head. Spicy yeasty, banana, phenolic, lemon nose. Somewhat boozy, lightly spicy, banana, pear flavor. Ok.
jcnielsen (2043) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty, malty, a touch of alcohol. Interesting tripel, but doesn’t quite do it for me.
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow -- a strong tripel. Very juicy up front, very dry on the finish. Apricot, plum, apple and doughy yeast. Malts are appropriately balanced and consistent on the palate, but they just can’t handle the extreme fruitiness of the hops (though they do an admirable job on the high alcohol content). Light toast, oats, almonds. Really delicious, as an American tripel, and adventuresome.
SPDickerman (935) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy orange with tiny white head. Smells a touch fruity with some bread notes. Taste is of big white fruits and big bread notes with a touch of dry bitterness. Full bodied, smooth texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Tripel finishes with a fruity dryness.
hallinghansen (1934) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought home by my parents in law. Hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is perfume, yeast, spice, acetone. Flavor is yeast, perfume, alcohol, spices. Im not a tripel fan, but this is quite nice.
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured a slightly cloudy golden color with weak white foam, no lace. Unimpressive aromas of husky grain, light earthy/citrusy hops, very light Belgian yeast esters and phenols. Flavors were weak, too, with none of the complexity you’d hope for in a classic Belgian Tripel. It wasn’t nearly as harsh as a 10% ABV malt liquor, but it wasn’t particularly well-concealed either. Overall, just not very smooth and enjoyable. I sure hope the expensive bomber bottles taste better than this. Perhaps this was just a stale batch and/or didn’t benefit from festival cold-crash ice boxes.
kdm1984 (646) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incredible thick head that lasts and lasts. Very good lacing. Aroma somewhat faint, but some fruity phenols, acid, and spices. Golden appearance. Tastes very boozy (alcohol poorly hidden), astringent, tart apples, lemon zest. Alky burn strong. Ten percenter in ABV that tastes like twelve or more. Some good flavors in spite of that, but there are more balanced tripels for sure.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml. Clear golden body with a fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of spice, grain, sugar. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overly sweet plus overly spiced plus hot alcohol. Lacking balance and finesse. Basically a sugary, alcoholic mess.