DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Holidays 2009 rated from notes and I remember this one too. Pours dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is rock sugary malt, hopcitrus. Tastes rather sweet, with rock malt, heavy hopcitrus. Not well balanced nor complex, this one wasn’t great.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Redhook. Pours a deep golden orange with a small white head. The nose is bubblegum, alcohol, banana, spice, candy sugar, caramel, and belgian yeast. The taste is mainly alcohol, clove, caramel malt, and bubblegum. Not a very good tripel in my opinion. Palate is moderate, and chewy.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Orange pour with a small white head on it. Has a pleasant and promising ripe fruit aroma, lots of fresh cut banana, some citrus, and spicy cloves and coriander. Sadly, this didn’t translate too well into the flavor, which is rather one dimensionally sweet with a hint of apple, and has a surprising astringent note near the finish along with a bit more clove. The pleasant fruity and spicy aromas just don’t make it to your tongue. Has a good amount of bubbles and a moderately heavy feel to it. This felt like it could have been better.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at woodinville pub. Pours dark hold, little head but great lace. Mild citrus bread aroma. Mild, full bodied sweetness. Okay trippel.
pepsican (1417) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with a good sized white head. Aroma was pear, caramel, and belgian yeast. Flavor follows through, kind of boring but nothing totally off. A little big for a triple I thought, chewy finish.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear golden color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a slightly less sweet and tangy finish.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small diminishing white head. Mild aroma is yeasty along with sweet malt, some fruit and spices. Flavour of sweet malt, alcohol, spices, candi sugar and fruit. Alcohol is quite prominent. Medium bodied. Too sweet and boozy, just O.K.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a cloudy dark golden amber with a dense and creamy platinum blond head that stick around for a little while, leaving a bit of cottony lace on its way down. Classic appearance but not particularly a cover girl shot. Dust, candi sugar, and a bit of sweet cream on the nose--very subdued. Smells like they picked the right yeast, and probably the right adjuncts, but dialed it back a bit. Pretty much par for the course with Redhook, that. Creamy medium body, lively carb. Oranges, green apples, sweet cream, and tons of white sugar on the mid-palate. Probably a bit too forwardly sweet and fruity, and not balanced enough. Nothing’s really wrong here, but the proportions are certainly strange, and that throws it far enough off to be trouble.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber - off white head. Aroma of fruit and banana, taste sweet with banana and spices.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Jax in Cumming, GA. Not much head was produced, even when attempted. Haze orange appearance, blah, blah, blah, boring. Subtle light raisin, and grape aroma. Dark fruits are slightly poking through. A nappy malt/yeast aroma coming through. Some sugar sweetness coming through. A pungent aroma, but doesn’t have any awesome/distinct smell. Nice smooth texture...actually, no seems to be a bit on the thin side for a tripel. Sugar and yeast sweet flavors are hitting the taste buds. Fruit flavors aren’t coming through in the flavor as much as I thought they would. The sugar and yeast sweet flavors dominate. Nice attempt from Redhook, but nothing substantial.