tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cellared, competition entry/12oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey amber color, with some light but fleeting, off white foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was ripe fruit, subtle spice, and caramel/candy sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with present, but soft carbonation. Alcohol potency had mellowed quite a bit, as much of the Tripel nature had waned, but the brew as a whole was still kind of tasty.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The body has a beautiful light orange amber color with very good clarity. A small creamy off whit head forms on top but quickly fades out completely and makes for no lacing at all. The aroma has a heavy phenolic presence plastic band aid, clove, fruity esters and a solvent like alcohol. There is a harsh warming alcohol up front and wrapped around estery/fruity yeast notes with descent leafy hop bitterness in the background. Overall it is fairly sweet with a little more of the hop bitterness coming out in the finish. The texture is very smooth with a nearly flat carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3466) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old found notes.
Mostly clear light orange body with a thin white head.
Light malt aroma.
The flavor is lightly fruity following the aroma.
Light body. Hides the alcohol completely.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bomber: This one pours a cloudy amber color. There was a very small off-white head that didn’t linger at all. About no lacing. Nice, but subdued nose. Some banana, clove, vanilla,, lemon, other spices, faint wheat. The taste is good, but not as pleasing as other tripels. A bit of vanilla on top of everything else. Wheat, clove, some banana, other spices to the taste. It’s good, but the vanilla is a bit too much and distracts from the beer.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An okay tripel, but not in the same league as its Belgian counterparts. A healthy amount of spices, but nothing spectacular. Dark fruit and clove.
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 1/9/11 (Orlando)-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, clove, cinnamon, and belgian. Taste of belgian, alcohol, vanilla, and malt. This full bodied brew was not bad. Have to say it held up pretty well. Nice job.
GarrettB (1474) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
11/21/2009 - I fell for the limited release line again, and this time I got burned. The Red Hook Tripel pours silently and produces little to no head. It’s clear, with a nice fox orange color, and a wreathe of carbonation in 5 or 6 discrete geysers. The aroma is wheaty and sweet, proffering smells of orange, pineapple and bubblegum, with a general sense of thick fruit syrups. It’s enticing, but the flavor is a betrayal. The palate is flat, soapy, reeks of chemicals and perfume, and becomes progressively more bitter in the mouth as it lingers. The kicker is the metallic aftertaste that sits on the tongue, refusing to budge even for a gulp of water. It’s a pity that the aroma was so inviting, because the flavor is so disappointing. One of the few beers I’ve had to eject down the drain, and that always makes for a sad day.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruit, clove,sweet light malt. Taste is clove, sweet light malt, rock candy, some fruit hops.
dextermorgan (97) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting mix of a belgian tripel and hefeweisen elements. Creamy, pils-y aftertaste.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hearty syrup enriched body. Sharp yeast notes with tropical fruit character. Spice and belgian candy with funked old moss.