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RATINGS: 154   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. Editorís Note: Limited edition summer seasonal for 2009 but pilot batches were available at fests and the brewpub prior to this release.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Taste is cinnamon spicy with other aspects of coriander and orange. Just a little sugary sweetness and more yeast as you drink it. Finish is much more sweet than bitterand you get the bite of alcohol at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2728) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Draft at woodinville pub. Pours dark hold, little head but great lace. Mild citrus bread aroma. Mild, full bodied sweetness. Okay trippel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear golden color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a slightly less sweet and tangy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6264) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
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.


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