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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2009
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass. The color is a light gold with a foamy white head. The smell was sweet, with a hint of hops and spicy elements. The taste is classic belgian, some spicy pale hop flavor with a bit of a dry yeast feel. I was not able to have a full glass of this beer which would have been a pleasure. The feel of this beer was smooth, nice even balance.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScoWRee (381) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours a deep golden color with a thick, white foamy head. Aroma of clove. Taste is clove, vanillia, spicy. A heavy alcohol taste. The commercial discription is accurate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Summer 2009 release, 22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Lynnwood, WA. Poured into a brandy snifter....itís an orange amber color, with minimal head. Aroma: Coriander, spice, and vanilla. Flavor: Spice, orange peel, and bananas. Damn...itís one great beer.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Orange in color. Some sediment present. Head quickly dissipated. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet and tart with apricots. Flavor is sweet with fruit. Some astringency. Cloyingly sweet lingering flavor. Decent body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2009
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%.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2010
Very drinkable. Pours golden with a small head and lacing. Aroma of spice. Vanilla, cloves in the flavor. Nice melding of the flavors, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
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.


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