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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Dark amber - off white head. Aroma of fruit and banana, taste sweet with banana and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tatinek (58) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Share this bottle. clean copper pour with long lasting head, sweet, syrupy, spicy. Too complex for my taste. I probably just don’t like this malty of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Pours a clear orange color with minimal fizzy white head. Aroma is really sticky sweet and yeasty. Flavor is generally uninspiring: very sweet candy sugared malt base, with some spice and yeastiness, and a banana lemon finish. Body rather thin. Overall, just so so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a bright clear orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a sweet honey, lightly toasted malt, fruity (pears, citrus), and a fairly strong alcohol presence. The flavor has a pale/bready malt base, honey, pears and citrus fruit, a strange bitterness, and too much alcohol. The sweetness and high alcohol don’t mix well. The bitterness seems out of place. Medium-full bodied, but the alcohol is too much in front. Strange. Rating #109 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, and a little banana and spice. Very sweet, medium sourness, and lightly bitter. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle ( 22oz ). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber, small white head. Sweet, boozy and thin aroma - an odd nuttiness, but mostly booze and sugary fruit. Taste - same, really strong alcohol, dry and yeasty, but in the background - really boozy. Thin, astringent, weakly carbonated, with a long dry, slightly sour finish. Ehhh - not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2010
Appearance: Golden orange with a medium white head. Flavour: Vanilla, raisin, slight alcohol tang. Flavour: Super sweet, lots of vanilla, tiny amount of ginger, alcohol very definitely evident, some winter fruits and a long sticky caramel finish. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a good amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

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