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RATINGS: 283   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Corked bottle. Pours rich, deep cheddar yellow. Nice head and lacing. Aroma is weak bread yeast, with traces of light cheddar. Flavor is sweet, candied yeast with a citrus aftertaste; quite acidic. Nice, full mouthfeel. Much better than I expected; surprised at the low percentile rating. Not your typical tripel, but if everyone followed the same formula life (beer) would be verrrry boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
750 ml bottle poured a lightly hazy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of spice, light citrus and pineapple. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light spice and hints of citrus and apple with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
On tap at brewpub. Cloudy golden. Smooth and sweet...definitely too sweet. Worth trying though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Bottle. Fizzy pour deminishing rapidly. Small frothy head rimmed the glass. Smelled of lemon zest and belgian yeast. Didn’t do much for me. There was a slightly sour/bitter sesation on the tounge. Nothing to rant and rave about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Really dissapointing version of the style. Poured with little head. None of the classic tripple flavors that I expected- very bland. Yet, very nice crisspness on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
750 ml bottle-pours a thin white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is sweet light fruit, clove, musty wheat, yeast. Taste is clove upfront, sweet light fruit, musty wheat, yeast, alcohol just shows through. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of coriander, clove, bubble gum / cotton candy, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. No better than it was many years ago...still too sweet and candy-ish...not really a tripel, just a strong Belgian golden. Not a very serious rendition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Cloudy light brown. Aroma is bubblegum, wheat, slighly dry. Taste is light ctirus, mild sweet malts, candi sugar. Finish brings a little hops. Great overall mild citrus presence. Well hidden alcohol. Easy drinking, well balanced. Very wheaty for a tripel, I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
sampled at brewery. I have this in a bottle and look forward to that as I think it has more potential. hazy golden pour with thin white head. banana, yeast and spice aroma. wheat, banana and yeasty moutgh. nice alcohol warming.

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