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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Happy St Valentines Day to me as I celebrate with this 750ml bottle of St Vrain, for which I heaped out $16. After de-corking the nice painted bottle, I poured a textbook Tripel. Golden orange with a medium activity level, the tiny carbonation rising to an ever present if thin foam topping. I can get a whiff of the aroma from 2 feet away as I type ... yeasty and bready. As I sip it here at my desk, I revel in the nice honey-nectar sweetness that’s countered with just a hint of dry finish. This hits the spot tonight. (#2702, 2/14/2007)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Corked and ready to pour, the St. Vrain pours a cloudy light yellow and settles into a medium/dark yellow color. It is very hazy with a small off white fizzy head with fair lacing. The nose detected a strong presence of malts with hints of grapefruit, cloves and sweet alcohol nectar from the gods. Sean was excited to taste this Belgian triple. The initially heavy sweet taste was followed by a light acidic finish for a long duration. This is an very tasty treat for the buds of the tasting variety. With a light to medium body, the palate was left slightly oily with lively carbonation. Reviewed on December 22nd, 2006 with Hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Dry and spicy with a blanaced alcohol finish. Satisfactory tripel, needs something more to make it stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
750 bottle from Sam’s Durham. A deep copper with modest head, there’s not much of a nose to this one. But it’s got the kind of effervescence of a good American tripel, it brightness and liveliness in mouthfeel combined with a dry spice character. Not much pepper to my tastebuds, and a slightly too-sweet malt presence. But basically this is a solid entry, a kind of lesser version of Allagash’s fine tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle from DRE. Pours hazy bright golden with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of floral, dry spices, citrus, hops, funky yeast. The taste is on the sweet side, with candi sugary malt, yeasty funk, citrus, floral peppery spices, and some apricotty and hoppy hints at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Draft sample at the brewery. ..Spicy aroma with citusry hints. .. Clear, light yellow, white head. .. Spicy, citusry, light sweet notes. .. Light body, med/high fizz. .. Good trippel. Not as estery as other belgians, but nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2007
(bomber) poured into a tulip. pours a golden clear with large frothy white head. very bubbly. the aroma is strong, sweet and fruity. taste is light in the front, sweet in the middle, yeasty on the finish. has a very yeasty pressence thruought. light on the palate and a good aftertaste. this is a good beer, and a good tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2007
bottled in 2006. unfiltered apple cider colored body. large pillowy white head. the aroma is very appley with some soapy notes mixed in also. not too terribly complex. the flavor is a bit better, though there is some rough alcohol around the edges. fruity and sweet. the palate is soft and medium full with some alcohol burn. overall decent thought not world class (see Allagash or Tripel Karmeliet)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2007
This is an ok Abbey Triple. Yeasty, fruit, and candy flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2007
(750ml) Dark yellow colored, cloudy appearance with little white head. Sweetness, spices, orange, caramel, honey and strong fruitiness in aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is more spiced with orange and medium alcohol, fruits and some hops also there. Aftertaste is hopped with some alcohol. Too much alcohol in afterttaste. Somehow essency version Belgian tripels.

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