kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Looks like a a lighter amber lager, but taste surprisingly good. Rich clear copper color with a small head that doesnt last. Uncharacteristic of the style. Good carbonation without all that annoying belgian yeast stink and foam. pine citrus vanilla, and corriander aroma. Good malt backbone, and the sweetness is balanced perfectly by the hops. Good carbonation without being annoying. Starts off with a good bite and the flavor peaks just above mild. A great beer.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar, caramel, honey, light spice, bread, yeast, some hints of banana and clove. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar, banana, clove, spice, honey, caramel, some light fresh fruit notes. Generally medium body with a pleasing sweet, malty finish.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Windy City. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Bread, honey, and mild spice aroma. Bright lively palate. Tastes of malt, vanilla, some sweet spice, and a very bready finish.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a crisp brass/ copper color with little to almost no head formation. Nose detected was an appetizing combination of spicy yeast that allowed for hints to banana, clove and bubblegum which could of fooled me for a German hefeweizen. The flavor is gentle with smooth slightly spiced Belgian yeast that has a bold flavor of clove and background of pepper and lime.
HoosBrews (11) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz into a pint glass. Much less carbonation then I expect from a Triple. Aroma is sweet and fruity. A little banana and clove in the nose. In the taste, I get a big vanilla presence. Fairly unique for triple, but still pretty good. A little bit of warming alcohol and followed by a mild dry finish. Overall a decent limited release from Redhook. Might do better after a few months in the cellar since this one was pretty green (bottled on 5/21/09).
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Presentation: It was poured from a 1 pint 6oz or 650ml brown bottle into a chalice. A born on date of May 21 09 is printed on the bottle. (Sampled on 7-1-2009)
Appearance: 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.
Smell: The aroma has a heavy phenolic presence plastic band aid, clove, fruity esters and a solvent like alcohol.
Taste/Mouth Feel: 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.
Notes: This beer needs a lot more time to age as it is very raw when it is young. Also I think I got a bad bottle as far as the carbonation.
ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on: 5/21/09.
Appearance: Pours a brilliant, orange-gold body with initially a full, foamy, off-white head, but it settles out surprisingly quickly.
Smell: Sweet-scented aroma of wildflower honey sprinkled with sugar mixed with notes of white grapes and pears. Generous dose of cracked cloves. Some notable wafts of alcohol sting the nostrils.
Taste: Pale, faintly bready malts with a blend of honey and candi sugar sweetness. Kick of clove spiciness. Touch of tangy pear fruitiness dipped in white wine. Subdued, earthy bitterness. Fairly phenolic with some band-aid undertones. Peppery alcohol precedes the semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: A passable American-born tripel and an admirable attempt from ole Redhook. The drinkability is okay, but I was beginning to weary near the bottom of the bottle.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, marzipan, burnt sugar, slight vanilla, slight malts, and spices. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of slight alcohol, spices, burnt sugar, and Belgian yeast. Light to medium body. Oily lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Burnt sugar, Belgian yeast, and slight spice finish is slightly sticky and lightly dry.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a white head. Very present etoh latent bubblegum banana type esters. Sweet with candi sugars and some lighter spices subdued by sheer sweetness. EH.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent effort for for this brewer. The head rises and falls to nothing. Liquid gold in the glass with strong aromas. Good flavor and carbonation. It’s a malt bomb with balanced sweetness. It’s on the flabby side with not much structure.