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RATINGS: 278   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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2013
22oz bomber from Spriits Middletown. Poured an unassuming slightly hazed light gold body with a smaller to average sized frothy white head. Aroma is grassy and grains with some notes of candi sugars, honey combs, white grapes, yeast, bread crusts, dough. Medium to fuller bodied with stronger carbonation that is stingy and a good amount of heat from the higher ABV that lingers. Flavors of yeast, sugars, dry breads, grapes, spices, very slight white pepper, dry tropical fruits. This is drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevesie (295) - - JUL 20, 2013
From bomber. Pours a moderately light gold with a finger-and-a-half of off-white head. Fair bit of carbonation and activity. Nose is bubble gum and dough. Watery finish with a little kick late. Sweet with some spice. The 9.3% will make sure it gets finished; otherwise forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
650 ml. Clear golden with a lasting film of cream. Aroma of finely spun honey, evergreen resin and light white wine. Tastes of bees wax, white grape must, clove-spiced pear, an indeterminate faux-citrus hard candy, resin and booze. Near-medium body is balanced and has a smooth, low-average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1210) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bomber bottle, this tripel had a clear yellow-gold pour and made a white one finger head that receded to a cover of bubbles and ring (as I poured towards the bottom of the bottle, the beer got hazy from the sediment), the glass had a good flowing center stream with a few stray bubbles, the glass had nice spots and fingers of lacing on the sides, the bottom of the bottle had a loose layer of light brown colored sediment, there were aromas of banana and orange fruit, light malt, some pepper with faint grass and spice, faint fruit sweetness, it had flavors of pear, orange and faint apple, spice, very light malt and bread, some fruit sweetness and faint lemon citrus, the finish had a bit of spiciness that ends on the tongue, the mouth feel was light with a bit of creaminess and average carbonation, I thought this ale felt a little fuller (heavier) than the better tripel ales I had sampled, a good tripel beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - JUL 14, 2013
Light golden with a thin white head. Aroma is doughy yeast with some mild black pepper. Flavor is some black pepper with some slight banana. Very easy drinking for a tripel, but it could use some stronger flavors. Wife: 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2013
22oz Bottle, pours a bright straw gold, some lacing. Fruity apple and pear aromas with some cotton candy. Spicy fruit and honey flavors. Nice balance of dry tartness and sweet malts. Dry clean finish. Very good and juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Clear golden pour with small off white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, bubblegum and caramel. Taste of yeast, candy sugar, caramel, spice and slightly dry hoppy finish. Pretty good but a little cloying at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Light 10 karat pour with an ivory head. Banana, citrus, hint of clove, and honey. Alcohol fairly invisible. Still meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Crystal clear golden pour with a thin white head. Lemony aroma. Sweet, light hibiscus and citrus flavors smooth and mellow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a surging sudsy white head. Spotty lace. Big sweet banana nose. Not really a tripel. Ok. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bananas and an intense dark balsa wood acetic dryness. Long dry finish.

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