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RATINGS: 285   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting, corked bottle, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Hazy blond color, thin creamy head. Light aroma, typical of a Belgian Ale. Smooth mouthfeel, some sweet malt, a special character given by the yeast (like dryness and astringency), a bit spicy. Not too bad.

2006-12-18, corked bottle, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Hazy blond color. A Tripel brewed to style, with a delicate aroma including coriander and light citrus, medium body strength, some sweetness, spicy and malty dry taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20387) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2007
Bottled (9.6%). Hazy pale orange colour, small white head. Aroma is honey, hops, some wheat and fruity. Flavour is fruity, honeyish and hoppy. A trippel indeed, but feels quite empty somehow. Hides it’s alcohol quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy yellow with a smallish, but lasting head. Sweetish-grainy aroma with grassy hops and quite evident alcohol. Very fruity, sweetish flavor with lots of (grainy)malt, and Duvelish, sweet maltiness. Smooth, but still alcoholic with yeast. A nice and enjoyable - although somewhat alcoholic brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10708) - 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 (5263) - 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 (5482) - 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 (11951) - 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.


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