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RATINGS: 287   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (632) - 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.

   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.

   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 (10200) - 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 (280) - 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 (2267) - 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.

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