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Schlafly Tripel - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
87
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Tripel features malt and yeast that set the fresh aroma of baked brioche against the sweet scent of ripened banana. This relatively light-bodied ale is fermented with a distinct Belgian abbey ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks. Bottle conditioning creates the effervescent mouth feel, as well as the distinct Belgian lace prized in Belgian beers.

While the origin of the word “Tripel” is unknown, there is a theory that it indicates “strength in some way”, as Tripels tend to be high in alcohol and strong in flavor. The term is most associated with Westmalle, a Trappist brewery in Belgium. This term has spread to other Belgian and American breweries to describe a light-colored, strong ale with high alcohol content and Belgian yeast.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: dakid618 on 01-17-2009)
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-21-2014 06:03:56 | More by MSandahl23
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label reads, Brewed with love 1 2313.

A: Inviting, cloudy golden yellow-orange body. 2 fingers of thick, off-white head with good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Fruity Belgian yeast with a round, vanilla character. Banana, apple. Candi sugar. Light spice. Biscuit. Dough. A bit earthier and maltier than your typical tripel, but nice.

T: Surprisingly tangy spice up front with development of a moderate hop bitterness. Semi-dry finish with a bit of a sour note lingering on the aftertaste. Boozy, but not excessive for 10% ABV.

M: Lighter on the carbonation than the average tripel, but brings a nice creamy texture. Fullish body for the style.

O: Very nice take on the style with a unique flair. Schlafly's Belgian yeast is legit. Solid outing.

Prost!

02-19-2014 03:15:49 | More by fourstringer
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.51/5  rDev -9.1%

Light copper colored with excellent clarity. Easily an inch and a half of densely packed off white head. Scents of pear and light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is highly carbonated and very dry. There's somewhat of a very earthy,bread like almost sourdough bread flavor. There's a bit of an olive oil aftertaste on the fade.

02-09-2014 05:51:28 | More by Franziskaner
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-01-2014 04:20:31 | More by threedaggers
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-27-2014 14:36:59 | More by target88
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-16-2014 00:10:54 | More by DCdevyl78
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-11-2014 00:09:06 | More by Kegatron
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2014 17:08:12 | More by jaydoc
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2013 02:17:31 | More by rrski198
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ronin926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-21-2013 19:42:02 | More by ronin926
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bolognahead

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-17-2013 13:52:42 | More by bolognahead
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wshell1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-16-2013 04:23:46 | More by wshell1
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JamieLynn81

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

11-30-2013 23:01:07 | More by JamieLynn81
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justinp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2013 22:06:13 | More by justinp
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jtamaroff

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-31-2013 23:47:31 | More by jtamaroff
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dfillius

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-01-2013 03:59:56 | More by dfillius
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-01-2013 02:02:38 | More by warnerry
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edenstjames

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-09-2013 20:41:34 | More by edenstjames
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-19-2013 15:10:40 | More by PopnLoads
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-01-2013 03:34:04 | More by Huhzubendah
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thefluker

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 13:07:59 | More by thefluker
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flagmantho

Washington

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured from 750mL bottle into a Schlafly tulip. Thanks to jmarsh123 for the beer and the glass!

Appearance: orange-gold hue with plenty of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head poured a finger of creamy ivory foam which leaves some lace clinging to the glass. Attractive.

Smell: very orchardy aroma with lots of pear and apple character. It's quite sweet as well, but there's not a lot of actual malt character in the works. Good, but perhaps a little too fruity.

Taste: malty, fruity character right up front with more of an emphasis on pear than apple. Still quite sweet with rather a lot of alcoholic heat. Not bad, but I feel like it could be cleaner.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a ton of carbonation and a giant, satisfying creaminess. This is how it's done, ladies and germs.

Overall: despite the outstanding texture, the flavor is just a little too sweet and hot for me. Definitely worth a try if you're into tripels.

07-07-2013 22:06:59 | More by flagmantho
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2013 08:09:18 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-24-2013 15:28:49 | More by Houser
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-11-2013 17:03:22 | More by neckbracesub
Schlafly Tripel from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.