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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 1800s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
From bottle, no 6 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours hazy orange and with a lacing white head. Yeasty and almost dough like aroma. Slight citric. Flavour is sweet caramel malty and with a slight yeasty note, somewhat classic belgian triple yet light. Finish holds a continued soft yeasty and caramel flavour lingering into the finish with a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of citrus and hints of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrus, and peaches, as well as light notes of milk, leading to a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Pours a hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Sweet aroma of fruit and yeast. Quite full-bodied with very sweet malt and fruit notes with a yeasty touch. Subdued bitterness. But in general a very well-balanced and harmonious Tripel. 301107

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a white ehad. Yeasty aroma of fruits and spices. Flavour of fruits, spices, yeast and citrus with notes of alcohol and grass. Yeasty and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2007
Bottled (9.6%). Hazy pale orange colour, small white head. Aroma is honey, hops, some wheat and fruity. Flavour is fruity, honeyish and hoppy. A trippel indeed, but feels quite empty somehow. Hides its alcohol quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19975) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy glden, lively head. Estery aroma of ripe banana and paper. Sweet with some coriander and very soft Full bodied with some molases and honey as well as pineapple. Doesnt really take off, and feels somewhat one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17593) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Sweet malty yeasty citrus aroma. Sweet malty yeasty smooth flavor with some citrus hoppy hints. Sweet malty hoppy yeasty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 2007-11-30, Papss Blind Tasting, corked bottle, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Hazy blond color, thin creamy head. Light aroma, typical of a Belgian Ale. Smooth mouthfeel, some sweet malt, a special character given by the yeast (like dryness and astringency), a bit spicy. Not too bad.

2006-12-18, corked bottle, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Hazy blond color. A Tripel brewed to style, with a delicate aroma including coriander and light citrus, medium body strength, some sweetness, spicy and malty dry taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
Cloudy beige with a low, fluffy head. Dusty nose, with a slight jasmine accent. Quite sweet, though with some alcohol and hop dryness. Light florals and some background yeast add character. There’s a slight warmth in the finish. Sweet, but interesting.

   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.

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