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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Schlafly Tripel has patiently awaited joining the ranks of our bottle-conditioned Belgian-style ale series. It was the first festival ale for our HOP in the City beer festival which makes it dear to us. Tripel is hearty with a golden hue and a rich, fruity character. While this ale is light in color, it is fuller bodied than many darker ales. The characteristics make it a great after-dinner drink and a perfect complement to aged cheeses and fruity desserts. We age this ale for months before it touches a bottle, but, if you have the will power, it will improve for years to come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty, malty, a touch of alcohol. Interesting tripel, but doesnít quite do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
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 canít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2049) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
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 youíd hope for in a classic Belgian Tripel. It wasnít nearly as harsh as a 10% ABV malt liquor, but it wasnít 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 didnít benefit from festival cold-crash ice boxes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
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.

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