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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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The usually peaceful St. Vrain River snakes out of the Rocky Mountains, winding mischievously towards our brewery. Named after Ceran St. Vrain, an 1800’s trapper and trader in the valley, St. Vrain is our version of a classic Belgian Tripel. Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. What at first appears benevolent can manifest into a mighty serpent in waiting.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Murky yellow-orange body with a creamy medium-sized white head. Interesting aroma, kind of dusty spice and lemony tartness. Doughy body with sugary flavour - pears and banana. Dusty peppery spice is prevalent and alcohol burns all the way through. It’s quite sweet overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2007
When I first tried this beer, I did not know who or where is was brewed. After tasting it, I assumed it was belgian born. After learning it’s its true origins, I was surprised. This american belgian manages to achieve the melody of caramel malty, yeasty fruit mix that is usually only found in true belgians. Worth a try, a solid tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Tap. Golden color, no head. Being served too cold had a negative impact in fully enjoying this beer. It would produce no head. This would also impair most, if not all, of the hidden aromas. What was salvaged from this poor pour, were the golden sweetness aromas characterized in a Belgian-Style Abbey Tripel. Flavors were sweet as well. Medium bodied. Alcohol was present although not easily detected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Cloudy light golden color with a tall somewhat creamy off white head. I keep thinking of baby aspirin every time I take a sniff. LIght honey and soft orange citric aromas. Some light spice and cranberry scents as well. Somewhat complex but certainly not that alluring. Light malt, weeds, dry spice and wild honey flavors. Neither real fruity nor spicy for my kind of triple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy yellow with a cloud of debris, fine white head,big sweet spicy aroma, huge sweet candy malt flavor, lots of spicy esters, the esters really make the beer along with a big enough sweet body to back it up

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Corked and caged. 2006 bottle conditioned. White head that was frothy and slightly fizzy, Virtually no lacing, floaties, hazy, visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. The nose was hoppy, sugary, apricot, spicy, coriander, and some honey notes. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, hoppy, fruity, spicy, sugary, ABV well hidden, and finishes dry. Mouthfeel was smooth and dry. Medium body. Good for the style, very quaffable and I would definitely drink this one again if the opportunity arises. Worthy of a try IMO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow to golden. Sweet yeasty aroma with tones of violet, banana, clove, flowers, dough and cinnamon buns. Sweet doughy flavour with some notes of sweet fruits and subtle spices. Quit full maltiness. Lingering sweet aftertaste with notes of yeast, spices and flowers. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light yellow-orange colored body. The aroma was orange peel mild spice and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special. Not much like a Tripel with a lot of yeast in the bottom making it very hazy at the last pour and it was missing the candy notes of most Tripels.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Hazy, golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, light fruit, light sweetness, light citrus and coriander and yeast. The flavour has the same notes and the citrus is mostly sweet types like tangerine and oranges. The body and personality could be stronger. 2393

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white cap that slowly fades out. Streaky lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of pear, peach, pineapple, light melon, dough, and orange. Taste is of the tropical mix mentioned in the aromas with a touch of vanilla and spice coming through with the yeast to make for some interesting flavors. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, sweet up front, yeasty with tropical flavors and pear hanging on to the semi-dry finish.


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