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RATINGS: 282   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle corked. Poured cloudy copper with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate yeasty, tart citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate of moderate duration. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle - corked and caged. Golden body. Small but scattered white froth on the surface. Nose is fruity and sweet with light yeast notes, subtle floral aromas, and almost candy-like scents. Bit of almost a cereal-like grainy aroma as well. Taste is light honey, flowery notes, sweet malts, candyish fruits, yeast notes, and grains. Body is creamy and well carbonated. Medium overall feel and only the slightest bit of alcohol warmth. Finishes with more candyish fruit flavors, sweet malts, yeast notes and light spice. Nice stuff but nothing to intricate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
The mouthfeel of this golden ale is as fluffy as its after-pour head. The aroma is a soft malt, yeasty, with lighter dried fruits and a soft citric bitterness. It tastes sweet with pale malts, tart tangerines, and sour apples, all spiced up with white pepper. The ABV is fairly well hidden throughout. Quite drinkable.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Foggy gold with a thick white head. Very yeasty aroma with a citrus tinge, and a bit dusty. Taste is yeasty with a cider type note, cinnamon, nutmeg, pretty good general tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a huge white head. Aroma is full of honey, banana, and light alcohol. Perfumey even. Flavor is very sweet with a fruity start and perhaps a bit too much alcohol in the finish.Still a solid try at the Tripel style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2006
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of orange peel and florals. Flavor of candi sugar, malt, light hops, and spicy yeast; a bit sweet. Could benefit from some aging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Cloudy golden pour with thin head. Big yeasty aroma with malt back. Flavor much the same. Medium to light body. Light yeasty/banana finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (627) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours slightly hazy golden sunshine with a pretty thick head into my St Bernardus goblet,served at about 50F. Aroma of sweet bread that is pretty subtle. Tastes somewhat sweet,slight citrus,hints of spice. Nice semi creamy mouthfeel. This is a pretty good beer. The drawback is everything tho balanced is just too subdued and the price. $9 a 750 keeps this from being a regular. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Pours hazy and well carbonated with a slow growing head. Yeasty, floral aroma with bubblegum, bread dough and some spiciness. Spicy and earthy, sweet and not clear in flavor. Finishes flabby, with no distinct notes, dull on the tongue. Really not bad but lacking in both clarity and complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
750 corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a pretty big off white head on first pour. Aroma of apples/pears, belgian candi sugar, and notes of ethanol. Taste of peaches, candi sugar, sweet citrus, with a fading, light tartness in the finish. Some growing bitterness in the finish as well. This beer became better and better as it warmed up.


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