xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Hazy golden color with medium, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty with lots of spice, banana and alc. Flavor was very similar as well, a typical untamed tripel, no elegance, just over the top. Creamy medium body. This was undrinkable to me.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at piece. pours hazy golden with white head. nose is sweet, yeasty, and peppery. flavor is much of the same, sweet and boozy. they nailed the style for sure. drinkable but the style doesn’t make it much fun too.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured a dark cloudy amber/brownish color. Aroma was hard to tell, but once detected sweet and clovey scent. Taste of cloves bananas and hops, alcohol hidden nicely. Nice finish and smooth tasting Triple.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it on tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy dark gold. The aroma is of banana and clove. I wouldn’t have guessed that it was 9% alcohol, I thought it tasted very smooth. Pretty solid beer, but I still prefer Piece’s hoppy beers.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An okay tripel. Good amount of wheat character, banana/bubblegum and cloves. On the palate a bit peppery and spicy, but more fruity than anything. Very nice, just not my favorite from here or favorite tripel...
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy dark gold with a thin head. This has lots of bubble gum to the aroma. In fact, it morphs into Juicy Fruit at warming. There’s banana and cotton candy flavors throughout. This has a thick palate and really good heat. A great beer!
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Piece in Chicago. Arrived in a tulip glass - with a hazy amber gold appearance and a foamy off-white head. A little light on the nose, sweet and perhaps a little fruity. Smooth and full body with just the right amount of carbonation. Robust flavor with a sweet honey malt balanced with just the right spicy notes. Couldn’t believe it was 10%. A very enjoyable sipper!
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... DLD06... Murky, golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Aromas of pear, apple, coriander and orange peel... the usual suspects. Sweet, fruity flavor. spicy and rich with notes of apricot and pear. Full-bodied and oily with fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet and spicy. Too sweet and spicy... the same qualities most tripel fans are probably looking for. Not my thing, but a quality tripel nonetheless.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden body with a thin, small-bubbled white head. A nice aroma of bananas, oranges, freshly baked bread, coriander, light clove, tropical fruit esters, candy sugar, mango and some light lemongrass. The body is smooth and supple with a soft carbonation and just the right amount of weight on the tongue. Once in the mouth, the sweetness of the beer really shows off. The sugar, residual malt and fruity esters are the dominant players, while the subtle spice elements are just present enough to be enjoyable. The finish is long and warm from the substantial alcohol. This is refreshing and enjoyable, but certainly a sipper and not one that I could attempt to session. Better than the Belgian 3-Way.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely, semi-hazy goldenrod color with an initially creamy, dense white head recessing to a thin icy layer on top. Aroma is in charming agreement, stylistically speaking, and goes beyond the call of duty: fried bananas, lemon rind shavings, vanilla crème, candi sugar, smooth cloves and wonderfully balanced spicy pepper phenols. A touch of soap and freshly bathed dogs can’t detract too much from the otherwise lovely aroma profile. Bananas, pepper and sweet whipped vanilla cream sweetly serenade the tastebuds. Cloves and pepper seem to gently springboard from the tongue’s tip to create a thin, numbing wax feel on the lip of the mouth’s top. Spicy vanilla registers on the left side of the tongue, and it’s just gorgeous. Quite creamy, like a thick Saison Dupont. Coriander serves as a papa-bear to the other yeasty derivatives, gently scratching but florally coordinating with a cardamom-like agenda. This brewery clearly has an authoritative understanding of the Belgian yeast strain. Perfect effervescence, attuned and invigorated with the prolific spice profile. A touch of hot alcohol and nearly a cayenne pepper zing clinches at the back hatch of the throat at the last possible moment. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.