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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Deep golden hued, with subtle hints of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon. Fruity, spicy, and warming with a complex but soft malt character. Editor’s Note: Limited edition summer seasonal for 2009 but pilot batches were available at fests and the brewpub prior to this release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22oz brown glass frosted pry-top bottle. Label stamped May 21 2009. Appearance: Poured straight into a chalice, giving off very thin and very little head. Quickly fades to nothing. Beer has a slight haze and is bright amber with large bubbles. Nose: General fruit and banana, also fermented rice (sake), slight fermented orange note. Not really appealing nose. Palate: Lots of banana with some nutmeg and orange juice all in a row. Toss in some pineapple juice that’s been open a while. Medium bodied and oddly sharp at times, and way under carbonated. Seriously, where’s the bubbles? Notes: Not very impressed. Has lots of strange yeast-gone-crazy flavors. It’s not tainted, just not organized. And just when I find some "classic" tripel flavors or aromas, they’re quickly ruined by something clunky and strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Found this puppy at a discount liquor stoer. I was pumped to try it but. There was a definite vanilla aroma and taste to this one. Poured amber with a white head. Some lacing. It was definitely not worth the 7 bucks I forked out for it but it was better than a knee to the jewels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
From 22 oz. bomber Appearance: Pours a light amber, showing visible carbonation, and a white pinstripe of a head. Aroma: Heavy whiffs of clove and Belgain yeast. There are also light whiffs of banana and spicy hops. Taste: A mixture of cloves and spicy, bitter hops hit the tip and middle of my tongue right off the bat. Then I get some fruity, sugary sweetness, followed by the same flavors from the beginning, in the finish, lingering on the back of my tongue. Also seems kinda boozy and warm. Mouthfeel: Sticky, and very fizzy. Overall: A well made Tripel, although this seemed very young as of this writing. While a tad hot, you’d be hard pressed to find much fault with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2703) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Solid offering from a brewery I’m not usually a fan of. 24 karat pour with a 1/2 inch white foam that left it’s trail on the inside of the glass long after the pour. Aroma is banana, candied sugar, and clove. Ripened citrus, vanilla, and spice impact the palate. Medium to syrupy mouthfeell...not a bad beer. Best from Redhook I’ve tried thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
pours a clear orange with a thin off-white head, and good lacing. smell is of clove, orange, sweet fruits, white pepper, spice, and some malt. taste is thick, dry, spice, sour malt, some fruits, and the alcohol is apparent, becomes more sweet as it warms, end is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2009
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass. The color is a light gold with a foamy white head. The smell was sweet, with a hint of hops and spicy elements. The taste is classic belgian, some spicy pale hop flavor with a bit of a dry yeast feel. I was not able to have a full glass of this beer which would have been a pleasure. The feel of this beer was smooth, nice even balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of coriander, wheat, banana, and clove. Flavor of wheat, coriander, Belgian yeast, and candi sugar with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Malty yeasty spicy aroma. sweetish malty yeasty flavor with some spicy hints. Sweetish malty fruity spicy finish with some yeasty hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
WABF. Strong golden hue. Tastes of banana and light tropical fruit. Sweetness is kept in check. Bitterness comes through a bit much maybe. Very solid, but it’s like a "light" tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Everything about this was average and generic. Golden color. Light spicy, banana, sweet candy aromas and flavor. A touch of alcohol. Well made, but extremely generic to me.

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