RATINGS: 145   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle (a nice one at that). Textbook pour -- bright yellow and active, with a bountiful fruity aroma. Rich with an earthy, yeasty undertow, this beer hides its 10% fangs well, drinking with a nice, light fruit-salad appeal. Kick-butt "light" beer -- introduce your non-beer-drinking friends to this one. (#4012, 11/7/2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2010
750ml Bottle: GUSHER! Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, fruit, coriander, light spice, light clove, and slight citrus. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, alcohol, light coriander, light clove, and a hint of hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Belgian yeast, coriander, alcohol, clove, and malt finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is present and hot in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
750mL bottle, Yellow Cap. Golden amber color. Heavenly Tripel Aroma. Honey, rubbing alcohol, green banana, and lots of fruity esters. Flavor of distant coriander, candi sugar, fresh banana, fruity esters, some alcohol. High ABV. Kinda too strong for me today, maybe more for a personal occasion. Very nice. A top notch Abbey Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2010
75cl bottle. Large off-white head atop murky yeast-filled amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, straw, some clove, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some boozy, straw, light clove. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head and a toffee and fruit aroma. There is a sweet and sour pale malt flavor with some interesting spice and a fruity bitter finish. A unique version of Belgian-style tripel that is very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
750 from Randalls Wines and Spirits. Pours dark hazy gold with a foamy 4 finger off-white head. Aromas of yeast, peachy stone fruit and kandi. Near full bodied with frothy carbonation. It is very fruity in a slightly cooked way. The yeast/spice seems mildly peppery. With time the pepper seems to build in the mouth. Not a lot going on here, but the flavor is fairly intense and keeps the attention. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Cloudy pale golden colored. Yeasty, lemony sour aroma. Light and fizzy on the tongue. Bright and dry malt flavors-apricots and sherry. Incredibly well disguised 10% abv. After putting all this work and all that malt into this beer, I would like to have some more assertive flavor and aroma knocking on my noggin. I suspect too much sugar and an overreliance on a venerable yeast strain. Still, a very pleasing quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5816) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Pours clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Sweet candi and alcohol aromas. Sweet and hot with front to back roasted caramel and hay. Burning finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (6040) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2010
750 ml bottle from Canals Hainesport. Pours a good looking mostly clear light ornge body with an average sized fluffy super bright white head. Aroma is all over the place. Initial aroma is grainy and slightly sweet. Next aromas of appl cider vinegar, buble gum, bananan peels,and lots of alcohol creep in. The body is fuller with some noticeable alcohol warming, a fuller mouthfeel with super strong carbonation and a dry finish. Flavors of grains, dry banana peels, alcohol and old dried out sugar.Sorry but Ive had much better triples then this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
750ml bottle-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt. Taste is light malt, clove, yeast. Drying finish. Lots of effervescence.

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