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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1080) - 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 (2466) - 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 (1749) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - 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 (2424) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2012
750ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours deep golden/amber with a lacy,cream-colored head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel and a little bit of toasted malts, some light fruit, and floral hops. Average texture. Pretty good beer of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1556) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Roasty, high alcohol,minimal thin white head, oak flavor. Floral. Solid beer...would be good in cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled. Yellow pour with a earth , fruit and bread aroma. The flavors were interesting. Fruit , dough, spice. I liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a creamy white head. Aroma was quite sweet with fruity esters, yeast, candi sugar and honey. Flavor was lightly sweet with golden fruit, banana, caramel, yeast, honey and alcohol with a drying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle:   Bright straw originally, hazy, but near the bottom the bottle it becomes a bit dirtier with the sediment.   Ends up looking like an unfiltered American Hefe.   Huge frothy off-white head, very sticky lacing, strong carbonation.   Has a strong fruity grape juice sort of aroma, slight floral, fairly sweet.   Its like pineapple and grape juice, plus a little bit of alcohol.   Interesting.   Fruity on the tongue, both white and regular grape juice, a little tropical, fairly sweet, a bit yeasty.   Not too heavy, which is nice given its sweetness.   Finish has a lot of linger white grape juice.   Seems a little bizarre.   Not as mealy/sticky as most Americans, but also not as floral.   Entertaining at least, and very different.

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