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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#13 at papsoe blind tasting cloudy alost clear yellow, sall white head fait sourish citrussy, white winish note, malty hoppy flavor is bitterhoy, faint flowery, faint sourish,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22453) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle #13 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of fruits and caramel with notes of hops and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices and white wine with notes of yeast. Dry finish of whitewine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14339) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours clear yellow with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is fruit and yeast. Very inviting. Flavor is yeast, a bit of baking powder and some tart brett. Warmth from alcohol. Ends very dry. Good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - 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

3.3
   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 can’t see this getting any better with age.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7276) - 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.. would’ve been really sour at the end if there wasn’t so much sweetness as well. Medium-bodied with a prickly feel across the palate.. balance was OK, but I really didn’t dig the malt bill or the fact that it was quite sharp as it warmed up. Not a good tripel.

3.4
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle… 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 – hot too!

3.7
   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 Kahn’s (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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2603) - 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 I’m crazy about anymore, but one of the best examples of it I’ve had in quite awhile.


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