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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep golden hued, with subtle hints of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon. Fruity, spicy, and warming with a complex but soft malt character. Editors Note: Limited edition summer seasonal for 2009 but pilot batches were available at fests and the brewpub prior to this release.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6471) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Everything about this was average and generic. Golden color. Light spicy, banana, sweet candy aromas and flavor. A touch of alcohol. Well made, but extremely generic to me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
In short: A mega sweet flowery extra-clean Belgian blonde ale. Boring.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh, about 4 months after purchase
The look: Clear golden body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose of sweet bakery, flowers and yeast. Taste is very sweet, lots of sweet cookies, sweetened white bread, sweetened bananas, flowery hops. Basically just about every flavour I tasted in that beer can be prefixed with the word sweet. Except for the hops of course, I cannot taste sweet hops, only Quevillon can taste sweet hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (6061) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5922) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5774) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours bright amber into a tulip. Bright white head slowly recedes leaving slight sheets. Coriander and alcohol aromas. Sweet cloves upfront turning to a strong vanilla alcohol burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5549) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Was looking forward to this, but it is pretty disappointing. Bright golden pour with boring/short white head. nose is tight, sweet and bready with some belgian yeast notes. Body is spritely for an american ale but nowhere near where it should be for a tripel, this is top to bottom an imperial american imitation of the style. custardy creamy body with yeast, flour, vanilla. tasty enough, drinkable for the weight and taste, but not very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle from Windy City. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Bread, honey, and mild spice aroma. Bright lively palate. Tastes of malt, vanilla, some sweet spice, and a very bready finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a white head. Very present etoh latent bubblegum banana type esters. Sweet with candi sugars and some lighter spices subdued by sheer sweetness. EH.


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