RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
A medium-bodied, golden colored beer with an assertive fruity aroma that includes banana & clove.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Sampler. A light beer body leading to a dense texture. A surprise smokiness that may be the effects of the Scottish and Rauch I had before this. Spicy clove, but more subdued banana, which is where I prefer it. Other fruity blends with a note of sour apple. Finishing notes of barnyard, hey and black pepper. Almost a shame to be trying this at the end of a long line of other style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap.
This years batch rings in at 10% ABV. Aroma is banana, clove, bubblegum, sugary malt. Clear amber with little head. Flavor intensely sugary-sweet, some clove, a little banana, grassy notes, throat-warming alcohol, and quite a bit more hop bitterness than I expect from this style but still not intrusive. Thick, slightly cloying palate. Definitely a beer to be consumed in moderation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Hazy gold in color, very thin white head. Aroma of clove, banana, candy sugar, and slight citrus. Banana and clove up front with a sweet , moderately dry sweet finish. The high aclohol content is noticeable, but not overpowering. The finish is a little too sweet for my taste, but a suprisingly good Belgian triple, especially considering it is brewed at a small brewpub in northern Illinoins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2009
9.1% alcohol for this batch. Arrived to the table a golden orange color, small film of a head. Looks kinda like a carbonated apple juice, with a bit more turb. Aroma is very sweet of banana, clove, light candy sugar and slight apple juice hint. Flavor is banana up front and moves into lots of clove spiciness and ends very sweet, which lingers well after the beer is gone. Low carbonation helps make the mouth feel of the beer to feel med/heavy and served a bit on the warmer side, as they should be. A great beer but I found it to be a slight too sweet at the end and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 on tap at brew pub 4/19/08.light brown with very light tan head.sents of fruit bananas and citrus also spices. clear and filtered nice version of a tripple from a brewery in northeast illinois and also the home of cheap trick

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Pours a transparent bright golden with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet, bready Belgian malt and yeast is very authentic and inviting. Body starts with nice pale Belgian malty sweetness with some caramel, light fruity esters, and bready yeast toward a warming finish. Could hide its alcohol a little better, but still a nice Belgian trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Cloudy yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace, sweet spicy aroma, big body, lots of sticky sweet malt flavor, lots of spices come in to add character but fail to balance the sweetness, big body for a tripel but I like that

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Very nice clove flavour and medium head from this better than average Belgian Trippel. One to go back to again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
On tap at Carlyle

The second of three beers that I tried over lunch, this one was a surprise. It is rare to come across a brewpub who can make good trippels but this one definitely falls in that category. While you would not mistake it for anything from Jolly Pumpkin (or even Ale Asylum) it is still very enjoyable. Im not sure how much longer it will last but if you are in the area give it a try.

Aroma / Appearance - A one finger head appears to have been bleached before resting on top of a cloudy mandarin orange hued liquid. Thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass leaving behind layers of strata. Cloves, thyme, banana chips, orange peels and lemons form a nose that is both spicy and fruity. It makes taking a sip very inviting.

Flavor / Palate - A thick creamy sensation coats every corner of the mouth and tongue. It leaves herbs, bananas, bell peppers, peaches, honey and malt behind. After that comes the feel of toasted rye bread coated in apple butter. While it is not unique among Belgians it is still very fun to drink. If they have this when I visit again I may have to order another goblet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2007
#1010, On tap at the brewery. Cloudy hazy burnt yellow with a big foamy white head. Nose has lots of bannanas and yeast. Taste is very sweet with lots of yeaset, cream, clove and alcohol. Acidic producing and somewhat sour. Chewy and very drinkable considering that this is a style that I dont like.

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