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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Looks like a a lighter amber lager, but taste surprisingly good. Rich clear copper color with a small head that doesnt last. Uncharacteristic of the style. Good carbonation without all that annoying belgian yeast stink and foam. pine citrus vanilla, and corriander aroma. Good malt backbone, and the sweetness is balanced perfectly by the hops. Good carbonation without being annoying. Starts off with a good bite and the flavor peaks just above mild. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
This beer was a very pleasant surprise and strikes me as being rather severely underrated on this site. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a large orange-cream head. The aroma was strong candied fruit, sugar and yeastiness with just a touch of alcohol showing through. The flavor was strongly sugar with candied fruits - apple, pineapple and pear predominantly and a moderate yeasty undertone with faint hints of pepper. The finish was long, fruity and yeasty. The mouthfeel was thick and full. A touch of alcohol shows through on the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5172) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Strong aroma is malty with a fruity undertone and hints of hops as well as a good alcohol bite. It pours a nice clear amber with some bubbles and a decent, if not persistent, white head. Rich, mouth-filling flavor is malty, fruity and just slightly smoky with a hoppy hint and a bit of alcohol zing. Lively, sassy texture dances on the tongue and all the way down the pipes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Golden/orange pour with white head. Aroma of orange zest, light abv. Flavor is brown sugar, resiny hoppiness like bitter, a citrus zest, and a nice abv warmth. A light medium body with no off flavors and a crisp clean flavor. A big beer with the deceptive air of drinkabiltiy. A creeper for sure. Nice carbonation

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2009
22 oz Bomber-Clear light amber color w/a slight white head. Light, sweet fruity aroma. Flavors of banana, light fruit, some colander/spice, maybe some fig, with a candied sugar, sweet malt backbone. Very smooth & easy to drink, not boozy, but alcohol was evident from the rich, full flavor. Had a little carbonation to it as well. This was very good, a lot better than I was expecting. Long, full finish; a pleasant surprise.

   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 IBU’s. (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2009
A decent spice aroma. Flavor is fairly spicy not too light. Good stuff. Zestiness is the prevalent characteristic, but it is overall just okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a crisp brass/ copper color with little to almost no head formation. Nose detected was an appetizing combination of spicy yeast that allowed for hints to banana, clove and bubblegum which could of fooled me for a German hefeweizen. The flavor is gentle with smooth slightly spiced Belgian yeast that has a bold flavor of clove and background of pepper and lime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours amber with a nice white foamy head. Smells of cirsp, dry malt, bananas, cloves, coriander. Tastes dry and spicy with some banana hints, honey, some light fruitiness. Not a Tripel, but unexpected. I enjoyed this.

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