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Schlafly Tripel | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.86/5
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169 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#11,631
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
169
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml into a pint

A - Pours an orange to brown color. Lights of pearly white head formation, busts down quickly with a fair amount of lacing. A light film remains.

S - A strong citrus and spicy nose, with perhaps some more acidic sour notes in the background. No hopping detected, perhaps a little alcohol.

T - Starts off light and smooth, just a hint of some sweet pils malts. MId-stream brings in quite a bit of spiciness, citrus notes and just a bit of funk. THe sweetness here seems to be from a overwhelming sweetness, not at all a dry tripel. Finishes with a little alcohol flavor and a light spiciness.

M - Very full bodied, not an overcarbonated tripel by any means. Little bit of alcohol warmth. Very sweet and sticky.

O/D - A good tripel if you like the sweet ones. Not at all dry or very carbonated as the European counterparts. A bit filling and obviously a high ABV machine.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a yellow orange color with a decent white head. Seems to have a decent amount of carbonation.

Smell is on the malty side, also has a bit of spice to it, a bit on the peppery side. Also a hint of yeast, and a bread smell.

Starts out a bit fruity, and a bit of malt. There is a decent amount of spice in this, pepper and orange peel seem to dominate. Finishes with just a hint of a citrus hop bite.

Fairly smooth going down, with a hint of bite from the carbonation.

A pretty decent triple, probably one of the better ones I have had from a non Belgian brewery. While not up to the level of the best triples from Belgium, this is a good effort. The main complaint with it is it could be a bit more complex, but a nice beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sweet Belgian-style malt with some spicy yeasty notes and quite a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also a mix between some Belgian-style malt notes with light candy ester and quite a bit of residual sugar with a light peppery yeast finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable thought a bit too much residual sugar for my liking.

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2.03/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Looked great and smell Ok, but tasted rancid. I bought the bottle off the shelf and I believe this is a damaged brew. no date on the bottle. Hate when this happens. I'm not sure if I should've continued to drink it. Its acidic and should come with a bottle of Tums.

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Schlafly Tripel from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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