Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow orange pour with medium to large white head. Pilsner malt aroma, some lime like citrus, herbal hop notes, some wierd mild stink, some faint vanilla. Spicy, herbal flavors collide with clove and vanilla in an overly sweet mess. Finishes grassy with more clove and vanilla. Alcohol is very pronounced. Overall this is pretty gross.
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly sweet semi soapy tripely aroma. Clear gold with very white foam and decent lacing. Prominent pilsener malt taste comes through. Thereís a good deal of substance here, with a slightly grassy hop edge.
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange pour with a very thin filmy head. Aroma is sweet, malty and has some yeast, honey and apple. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but there is some upfront warming from the alcohol. Taste is sugary sweet with some yeasty esters towards the back end. Not a whole lot going on here to be honest. I love this brewery so itís all good though.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, I canít believe Iím only the fourth rater of this beer. 12oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors from the Canis Maximus four pack. Clear, medium amber with small white head. Aroma is very sweet malt with spices and yeast, also oange and alc. Cloyingly sweet caramel malt with spice, big alc, yeast and banana. Medium body and creamy with chalkiness. This is not very good and tad out of style for a tripel.
Update: As the beer warmed up, I literally couldnít finish this beer, one of the few drain poors. -1 overall
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Pours clear golden orange with some bigger bubbles and no head. Sweet Belgian malt and lots of yeast aroma, slightly fruity /apples. Lots of alcohol and sweet malt with some yeast flavor. Not complex at all... seems kind of pointless to have a non-complex triple. Glassy smooth malt. Smooth subtle carbonation. Its an ok beer and a not so good tirple.
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy gold/dark orange with a very thin head. Pleasant fruit and spice in the aroma. Banana, more fruits, clove, cinnamon. Light body for a tripel, but has a pleasant dry finish. Iím quite impressed.
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Bottle poured a hazy gold with a minimal lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of pineapple, pear, banana and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of pears, banana and light spice with a smooth dry finish.