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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
One of the better tripels I’ve tried and one of Left Hands better beers. 22 oz bottle pours a golden color with a nice head. Hints of coriander and fruit in the nose. Smooth mouthfeel with a hint of spiciness. Careful though, this doesn’t drink like a 9.3 abv beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZiggyDaMoe (7) - , Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Simply admiring the hazy golden Belgian-style Tripel in my wide-rimmed glass doesn’t even begin to reveal its complexity. The spicy aroma that streams upward with hints of wild flower honey and orange blossom is my first clue of the depth of St. Vrain Tripel. The sweetness from the malt makes itself known immediately, progressing to bittersweet honey and dried fruit flavors, and finishing out with the lingering earthiness from the Stisselspalt hops. The warming effect of the alcohol is your final indication that the initial simplicity masks St. Vrain’s beautiful intricacy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmokeyHamlin (4) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
This beer pours like an overly carbonated lager and is as gold in color as the most hated macro brew. But looks can be deceiving. This Belgian-style ale has a sweet floral scent which invites a sip. With the initial taste a good but basic Belgian ale appears. Next, a slight sweet maltiness nicely contrasts with the mild bitterness of the celeia hops and adds to the freshness. By now, a full mouth brings forth thoughts of the autumn spices of a once enjoyed farmhouse ale, and its true texture appears. The bottle's tail end leaves you warm and satisfied but surprised with its medium-high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
murran (549) - - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a hazy yellowish body with a thin head. Sweet, fruity flavours with a smooth taste. Simpelt delicious :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - JUN 27, 2007
750 ml brown Belgian style bottle. Corked & caged. No freshness date noted. Poured out a hazy straw yellow color, with a sticky white head. Aromas are of fresh cut hay, some citrus notes, along with lime peel. Wildflower honey in the aromas as well. Tastes are of honeysuckle vines, along with a citrus zing. Big malt backbone, with a floral hops finish. Decent body, decent mouthfeel. A pretty good triple from Colorado? Jeez, what will these guys do next?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Not the best tripel I’ve had, a bit more bitter and spicy than I like. Needs more malt sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2013 vintage. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, lemon, banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, herbal, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malts; and good strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, banana, clove, pepper, honey, bread, candi sugar, bubblegum, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, lemon, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, honey, bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with light-moderate malt presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Tripel style! All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate malts; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Overall good but not in the top tier of tripels. Much more sweetness than is prefer. Solid B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2001
Very tasty interpretation of tripel style. Very full-bodied, filtered, and with a nice faintly alcoholic aftertaste. Good stuff.

   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.

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