DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost no aroma, just a very faint unpleasant note?? Medium orange color with poor head. Decent flavor, though very light on the usual spiciness of a tripel. Body is full but carbonation is weak. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Hard to believe itís 10.2%.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a small head and lacing.
Aroma of spice.
Vanilla, cloves in the flavor.
Nice melding of the flavors, but nothing spectacular.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber with a decent white frothy head. Nose has honey and malts with the same found in the flavor along with cloves and vanilla. Pretty boozy as you would expect from the ABV. Would proably benefit from some time in the cellar. Over all a pretty decent beer although there are much better examples of the style.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 thatís been open a while. Medium bodied and oddly sharp at times, and way under carbonated. Seriously, whereís the bubbles?
Notes: Not very impressed. Has lots of strange yeast-gone-crazy flavors. Itís not tainted, just not organized. And just when I find some "classic" tripel flavors or aromas, theyíre quickly ruined by something clunky and strange.
BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I picked up a bunch of these for $1.99 apiece at the local bottle shop on sale, regular price $6.99. This is a nice ale. Very malty and rich in flavor. A tad sweet for my taste, but not too bad. The aroma betrays this one a bit, the taste is much more complex than the aroma hints at. Carbonation is about perfect. Nice dark bottle to keep the light out and the flavor in. All in all a great value at the price I paid, though I would not buy one for $6.99. There is also a bit of a smokey aftertaste, though itís not apparent immediately.
dextermorgan (91) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting mix of a belgian tripel and hefeweisen elements. Creamy, pils-y aftertaste.
tatinek (39) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Share this bottle. clean copper pour with long lasting head, sweet, syrupy, spicy. Too complex for my taste. I probably just donít like this malty of a beer.
budallpro (20) - , Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ours a clear golden with a lingering white head. Aroma is of light fruits, honey, and malts. Flavor is of malts, sweet fruits, ESPECIALLY banana, light hops, caramel, and breadiness. Medium bodied and alcohol presence is strong. Decent overall.
HoosBrews (11) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz into a pint glass. Much less carbonation then I expect from a Triple. Aroma is sweet and fruity. A little banana and clove in the nose. In the taste, I get a big vanilla presence. Fairly unique for triple, but still pretty good. A little bit of warming alcohol and followed by a mild dry finish. Overall a decent limited release from Redhook. Might do better after a few months in the cellar since this one was pretty green (bottled on 5/21/09).