Erastus
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #31
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,263
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.81%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
62
From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  9
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists. Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. Noble hops assertively utilized to create balance.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ExtraStout from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, (Abbey-style Tripel), 8% abv. A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists. Deep yellow and slightly cloudy in appearance. Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. Noble hops assertively utilized to create balance. I'm not a big Belgian fan but this one rocked it.

Oct 20, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Jsfox from New Hampshire

4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One very fine and tasty beer

Jan 19, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some fine particulates floating in suspension along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving just a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and candi sugars are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has spicy flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of candi sugar and hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel does a good job at providing contrasting flavors of candi sugar and spicy yeast. It also hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: can

Jun 13, 2020
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bottmfeedr from Texas

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 17, 2020
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 19, 2020
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elamb106 from New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2019
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DBosco from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 19, 2019
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Prost76 from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 11, 2020
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M4CDO from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an orange / amber color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. So-so lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of Belgian yeast, light fruit, hops, phenols, dark fruit, and spices as well.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of hops (kind of fleeting), a good amount of Belgian-style yeast), a lot of light fruit (apples and pears, to be specific), a little dark fruit (raisins), and some spice, too (pepper, especially). A light and lively flavor. It's more subtle than you would expect, but still quite complex. A focused and solid taste.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a well done, enjoyable beer. Worth a look.

Oct 06, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NO can date
Pours a large frothy creamy 1.5 finger head with moderate retention, getting a little rocky as it fades, soapy fluffy lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed pale golden color

Nose brings nice fruity esters out front, citrus, pome fruit, bubblegum, with some mild peppery spicy phenols, a doughy creamy wheat base with a little cereal and mild sweet candi sugar like aromas

Taste starts with the fruity esters again but with sweet candi sugar on top, some citrus apricot marmalade like, mild candied pome fruit, a bit of bubblegum esters as well, light phenols again with a little peppery note and some spices with a little smooth alcohol flavor, mild bitterness with a little spicy hop phenol spice bitterness I feel, sweet orange peel, a little honey, orange cake with vanilla icing, light doughy wheat-like malt, finishes a bit sticky, some warming alcohol and more orange cake with vanilla icing, and mild bubblegum

Mouth is med bod, higher fizzy almost effervescent carb, light warming alcohol

Overall a solid tripel, well done and quite enjoyable, def hits the spot when I'm in the mood for the style, so glad I got a few of them

May 06, 2020
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MRI1292 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a hazy yellow with a nice amount of head. The nose for me was very orange forward with some spice. Nice offering from them as beer was easy drinking and had a nice amount of body to it.

Nov 02, 2019
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jkermitj from Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 24, 2019
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Mcgrath from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Apr 25, 2019
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite American Belgian style tripels.
Spicy, fruity aroma/taste, with an excellent spicy bitterness.

May 27, 2020
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy pours into a snifter with a slightly cloudy yellow body and a fluffy and bubbly one finger cap. Pretty good head retention and a small ring leaves spotty lacing.

S- The aroma overall is grainy and hints at a considerable sweetness. A lot of cereal and some breadiness lead the aroma with floral and herbal hops beyond that. Definitely comes off as overly sweet here. I like how the grains give off a nice honey-esque sweetness but in the end it lacks the strong yeast presence to counteract that as it is just a bit spicy from the yeast. Grains and sweetness trump the booze and yeast a bit too much.

T- The general balance of the beer is much improved on the taste buds as the yeast seems to come alive and breath a lot of life into the beer here. The yeast is spicy with some peppery, clove and fruity esters balancing off of the sweet and bready cereal grains which are also a bit nutty. Building off that are some phenolics, pear hints and the hops which really open up. Great spicy fruity hop balance as a triple should have and when you add in the grains it just settles nicely on the palate.

MF- Body on the light side just shading towards medium. Carbonation is moderately high but the beer remains smooth with a texture between foamy and creamy. Herbal and spicy bitter ending.

One of those beers that is truly a tale of two worlds between the aroma and the flavor. The flavor is great. Tripel balance between spicy and fruity yeast, sweet and flavorful grain, booze and some herbal hops. Aroma is just overly grainy and sweet. Flavor outweighs aroma in this case and a really solid American take on a classic style.

Aug 15, 2019
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Jul 26, 2014
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. Can >Duvel Tulip

A dark golden color, slightly hazy, active looking with a soft and even foam cap. The foam and liquid settle down pretty fast, leaving no coverage and only a bit of lacing. Most Abbey styles are bottle conditioned with a very lively and active yeast strain that helps keep the liquid jazzy and foam frothing throughout the duration, unfortunately that is not the case here.

An array of tropical and dark fruits, sour patch kids, candy apples and grainy booze are the first impressions I get from the nose. Sweet maltiness with more sweet and sour fruit notes from the yeast and malt mostly. The bigger fruit smell could be from the hops. I find most American brewed "Abby-styles" to be mostly sweet and sour smelling with a serious lack of interesting yeast charecter. Where's the super funky earthy aroma's?? The biting sour and dry yeast thing I love so much from the French and Belgian version...??

A sharp and crisp feeling first, then the malty side takes it into slick and soft feeling.
Intense fruity flavors, like cherries, candy apples, tropical punch and sour candies dominate at first. Then, its a sour, herbal twang on the tastebuds, still, mostly sweet from both the malt and yeast complexity. The missing dry-earthy, funky yeast kick makes this brew a one-trick pony. The yeadt went all fruity and mixed with candy sweet style malt just becomes a bit to oversaturated for my taste. It's often hard for American brewers to really nail the "Abbey" styles imo. Some do...the very best like Allagash, Ommegang etc. Do a pretty good job, but its not many. Most Belgian Triples are a bright golden color with malt that is more on the Pilsner style side than the sweet amber malt used by some American brewers,which in my opion throws off the appearance and later, the overall balance of the flavor.

On a positive note, if you like American Abbey styles that have a more neutral yeast and a total fruity dominated aroma and flavor, you should really like this one.

Dec 20, 2018
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.27/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 15, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Jul 27, 2014
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mattycasey from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 20, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Sampled on July 18, 2015.

It pours golden yellow with a modest white fizzy head that settles back and becomes a ring.

The aroma is alive with Belgian yeast, Belgian sugars, toasted malts, and spicy hops. Quite inviting.

The body is in the medium range,

The beer evolves like a good craft beer should with a pleasant toasty malt taste to start and then this peppery sensation really kicks in toward the end and hangs on as the beer finishes dry.

Jul 19, 2015
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 09, 2018
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cufarley from Maine

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2018
Erastus from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 62 ratings