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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours an almost clear golden with an off-white head. Spicy nose, fruity with a little yeast and phenols. Medium body, slightly tart fruit, a little yeast. The alcohol is not overly present. 270310

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2010
In the 750 mL bottle. 2008 vintage. Dark gold in color with a medium white head that dies quickly. Strong apple aroma. The flavor lacks the belgian medicinal spiciness that I like. Apple cider flavors. Medium thick palate, but over all, a bit of a disappointment. I canít see this getting any better with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured hazy peach with a light cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sour lemon and pineapple notes over honey and bready malts.. digging deeper, I found cloves and white pepper plus lesser cinnamon and nutmeg.. banana Runts rolled onto the back of the nose. The flavor opened with sour pineapple, lemon, and light metallic notes with banana and honey sweetness behind.. candied banana supported cloves and peppery notes on the finish.. wouldíve been really sour at the end if there wasnít so much sweetness as well. Medium-bodied with a prickly feel across the palate.. balance was OK, but I really didnít dig the malt bill or the fact that it was quite sharp as it warmed up. Not a good tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Hazy orange, frothy white head. Aroma of funky yeast, lemon, gum. Taste is more spiced yeast along with gum and bready malts. Pretty sweet and fruity, with Belgian funkiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
BottleÖ Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is sweet, meaty, brothy and spicy. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Sweet, beefy and bready flavor. Lengthy, bittersweet, meaty finish Ė hot too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle from Kahnís (Indianapolis). Pours a hazy, caramel golden with massive two finger white foamy head. Aroma is sweet, floral, yeast, candy sugar, bread, cider, and honey. Taste is about the same, caramel, toffee, candied apples. Medium body. Floral, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Courtesy hopscotch. A very nice example of a tripel. Doughy nose with a light spice character and light phenol. Rounded, full and balanced flavor and palate with a good pillowy carbonation leading through to the finish. Still not a style Iím crazy about anymore, but one of the best examples of it Iíve had in quite awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1248) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Itís not the most groundbreaking tripel, but I found it quite delightful. A bready aroma and the flavor has hints of pear and candi sugar. A bit of banana and clove in a dry finish. It gets slightly cloying as it goes on, but otherwise an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2009
cloudy orange gold pour with a quick small white head. Aroma is fruity, apple and some tropical fruit and light bubblegummy tones. Some acidic tartness in the flavour. Apple and even light pineapple tones. Some honey and clove as well. Alc is well blended though noticable after the finish, and itís a very drinkable tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and fruity, it smells like tropical fruit, apples, bubblegum, candi sugar and some peppery spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pears and bananas. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and slick, and it has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís easy to drink and the alcohol isnít too noticable in the taste. However, it does catch up to you after a while. Overall I thought this was a good brew, Iíd pick it up again.

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