jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pale orange pour with a thin off-white head. Intense aroma is yeast, citrus, plum, vinous, and cloves. Taste is more spicey with the cloves, cinnamon, and sort of leafy. Itís dry and lets the alcohol presence be known. Just a little sugary sweetness and more yeast. Better as it warms, the maltiness comes out and it shows a little more sweetness overall than the initial dryness.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Tripel Belgian Style Ale Batch No. 002--Limited Release Summer 2009--Brewmaster Signature Greg Deah--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 10.20% ABV--22 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Tripel. Thin light lace head. Clear bright thin amber gold color. Rich Belgian fruit ester vanilla clove front. No sediment. Thin dry sweet rich Tripel Belgian candy sugar fruit ester body. Hot EtOH spice mild hop end. Etched Glass Bottle with Paper Label. Sampled 8/2/2009. 2 @ $4.69 Each.
DocLock (7682) - 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 Wegmanís 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 wasnít 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 didnít 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 donít 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 (1438) - @ $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 (1886) - 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 (5948) - 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 (6059) - 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. Nothingís really wrong here, but the proportions are certainly strange, and that throws it far enough off to be trouble.