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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy golden appearance with a low white foma. Sweet yeasty and estery aroma of banana, canned oranges, cloves and all-spice. Full-bodied with a sweet flavour of vanned oranges, pine-apples and over-riped banana. Drier finish of pepper, grass and alcohol. A bit sweet bit the aftertaste saves this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour. The aroma is a bit sour, yeasty and fruity. Flavour: sweet, yeasty, fruitish and with some bitterness, good maltiness. The finish is dry and bitter, well lasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Pours a hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Sweet aroma of fruit and yeast. Quite full-bodied with very sweet malt and fruit notes with a yeasty touch. Subdued bitterness. But in general a very well-balanced and harmonious Tripel. 301107

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a pale gold with a mousse-like head. Aroma of banana, pineapple, white pepper and other spices. Fruity flavor with a soft bitterness. Finishes a little sweet and underattenuated.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle shared with mds, HogTownHarry, blankboy and tupalev - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Hazy golden-yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of orange zest, yeas, spice and a fair bit of booze. Flavour - banana, yeast, clove and booze. Came across more like an alcoholic weisse than a tripel. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle shared with Mds, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Gregclow, courtesy of Harry. Murky medium yellow, decent white head. Strong alcohol aroma - powerful. Not much else! Taste - pow! Alcohol! Sweet, lemon, sugar, but alcohol kills it all. It really burns. Interesting but too much.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & mds -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky light-yellow/dirty-orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma’s yeasty, slightly sugary with some faint hops, spices and some alcohol. Flavour starts with alcohol, quite a bit of it actually, along with yeast, spices, some sugar and faint hops. Average bodied. It’s O.K. for an American made Tripel but it’s a shadow of a well made Belgian one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle (750ml - corked & caged). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, mds and tupalev - my bottle from SecretSanta2006. Murky pour, plenty of suspended particles in this, yellow, with an average lasting frothy white head (3+ - just too much sludge). Dry, sharply yeasty aroma, moderately boozy, just a hint of estery banana. Soft, dry and spicy flavour, tons of yeast here, candyish sweet malt, again only a hint of fruit character, and strong - yet not overpowering - alcohol presence. thick mouthfeel, alcoholic and syrupy, spicy linger and yeasty throughout. not bad, but weak enough malt backbone to make it SEEM boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - 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.


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