Schlafly Tripel | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by dakid618 on 01-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
Wants:
5
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28
For Trade:
1
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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love me a Tripel and this one is top notch. Smooth, flavorful, and and subtle yet appealing aftertaste, the ABV is disguised in a potentially dangerous fashion....big, yummy thumbs up.

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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always go into every new Belgian Style Ale made in the US with an open-mind, especially after discovering the quality of Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, who has proven they can do it just as well as the Belgians, and perhaps better. The Schlafly Tripel joins the growing collection of American breweries and beer makers who are doing Belgian ales expertly. The look is a golden with three fingers of head. The smell is fruity with candy overtones. The taste is unique as it finishes with a honey, candy, fruity smoothness that sustains itself on the palate--in a very pleasant manner. The feel: it comes in creamy and ends with that classic champagne fizziness. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy Golden in color with a towering white head. Very yeasty and peppery in scent...yeast and ripe fruit. Lots of alcohol as well. The flavor is very Belgian...clove, bubblegum, spice, pepper, and lots of yeast. Warming on the tongue. Full in body and very effervescent. Excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler in a JAFB snifter. This very nice Belgian style tripel pours a luminous yellow amber with a modest white head that fizzles to a thin ring with nice lacing. Nose of bananas, pears, apples, strong alcohol, light spice, and sweet Belgian candy sugar. Flavors are very fruit forward with pears and apples to the front and sides mingling with nice sweet Belgian candy sugar notes. A light traditional Belgian spice comes through on the back and sears in with the solid crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish makes this a fine addition to anyone looking for a good tripel to enjoy from the states.

Cheers!

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Schlafly Tripel from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.89 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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