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RATINGS: 282   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Franzen (286) - - SEP 19, 2013
The aroma contains banana and hints of compost and interestingly some cocos. Vey pale and clear with a bit to short lived foam. The taste is more sour than expected, not sure if this is intentional or not. Actually the sourness is pretty disturbing so maybe my beer has gone bad. There is however some nice maltiness in the finish. The beer has nice aroma and nice light and dry body it is a pity it is so disturbed by a bad taste.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Vinous celery aroma. Clear golden, medium head. Funk and lemon zest, peach underneath. Not boozy. Good, for a style I don’t like very much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crille (80) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Nice golden color with a white head. The nose is floral, yeast, butter and biscuit. The taste is more yeast, malt, grass and some spicy flavors. Not the your typical Tripel, but very refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndrewMichaelZ (46) - - MAY 24, 2014
Sweet, almost cider-y nose. This is not what I think of when I think of a Tripel but it's not bad. Crisp and sweet with a dry finish. Not likely to go for it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajtrupp (223) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Very sweet, velvety triple that manages to stay very drinkable. It does have a rich, buttery feel. Definitely not a session beer, but at 9.3% that's a good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 4/19/14

Aroma: The nose is floral hops, grass, lemon, some funky notes, lots of spice, and some yeast
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a fizzy white. Head and drippy lace work
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, yeasty, spicy, and a little funky, with a clean, medium bitter
Palate: Medium body, an average-plus carbonation, a pretty great drinkability, and a dryish finish
Overall Impression: This kind of made my think Tripel-Saison hybrid, but that might just be me. Anyway, I quite liked it. The spice, yeast, and funk play nicely with the hoppy flavors. It’s drier and funkier than your normal Tripel. Really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (1950) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
.65 bottle. Yellow, some haze.pretty nice soft malty, slight popcorn-butter, coriandery spicy with some lemon. Nice smooth body, abv decently hidden. Malty. Nice drink, but nothing really aweshocking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1934) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, floral, & some clove; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, floral hops, and spice; Nicely balanced; Surprisingly good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2014
It poured a pale yellow color with no head. The aroma was of banana, clove, citrus and biscuit. The taste was of banana, spice, bread, biscuit and clove. It had a light body with soft carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
22 oz bottle (vintage 2013) into my Funkwerks glass. Pale, gold and pretty clear with a small, diminishing, white head. Aroma of fruity esters, banana, herbs, clove, sweet malts, Belgian yeast, spicy/citrusy hops and light alcohol. Similar flavor, mild sweetness and light floral bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a lingering finish. Not too shabby.


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