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RATINGS: 303   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2007
(bomber) poured into a tulip. pours a golden clear with large frothy white head. very bubbly. the aroma is strong, sweet and fruity. taste is light in the front, sweet in the middle, yeasty on the finish. has a very yeasty pressence thruought. light on the palate and a good aftertaste. this is a good beer, and a good tripel.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours clear, pale yellow with a creamy white head. Sugary pale bread in the nose, wheat, dough, light yeast expression. Big sweet flavor with more pronounced Belgian yeast now, some alcohol, ripe lemon, banana. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming and sugary on the finish with notes of alcohol, doughy wheat bread, mild phenols. Pretty OK tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1914) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours hazy straw into the glass, with an initial fizzy head that diminishes to a tight ring of suds. The nose is of hay, sourdough and light yeasty esters. Melon notes on the tongue are followed by fruity esters, hay, light barnyard grains and finish with pie spices. The mouthfeel is soft and round, medium-bodied with enough carbonation to provide activity on the palate. A very decent Abby Tripel; complex, substantive, and amply provides the necessary complexities for the style. Quite quaffable and yummy. Thoroughly enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (119) - - FEB 15, 2015
Appearance: Hazy light golden color with a thin white head that fades quickly.

Aroma: Slight metallic scent, an alcohol aroma, and kind-of a peach aroma.

Taste: There is a faint caramel sweetness that is a bit watered down. There is a light tang and a bit of banana pudding flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice thick coating feeling on the palate. Not quite as dry as I normally get out of a tripel, but nice.

Overall: A decent drink but pulled in too many directions like taffy, and very thin in the flavor department.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11449) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Garrold, 24/01/15. Clear pale golden with a moderately appointed off white head. Nose is straw, citric rind, spice, grapefruit, light caramel. Taste comprises yeast esters, bitter orange, farmy, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style, masks ABV well and more importantly for me doesn’t get overly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (476) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Pours a hazy amber with light off white head, Hints of sweet fruit, herbs and malts. Unusual but a bit too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2757) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Pale yellow, green-ish hue, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is fruity with some cucumber. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is sweet, malty, tangy tripel character, touch of yeast, faint spice. Basic tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8249) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Garrold. It pours clear pale gold with a small white head. The nose is sweet, grainy, toasty sugars, straw, grain, stone fruits and mild sweetness. The taste is bitter, grainy, straw, spice, icing sugar, alcohol hit, apple pie, pear and residual sugar with a sweet, warming finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not as sweet as I had feared. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4537) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, cheers Gary. Golden hue to this brew, getting hazier with each new pour, white head. The nose was both fruity and yeasty as was the taste, some mixed spice traces also. Pleasant without setting the world alight, had a few Left Hand beers now, seems a good brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11093) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Garrold for this one. Gold with white head. There is a heavy, peachy fruitiness to this, some spicing, cinnamon came to mind, touch of Belgian teast. Doesn’t quite get to the Tripel astringency for me, but reasonable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4030) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy amber pour with a wispy off white head, floral aroma, taste has ripe fruit, sweet malts, some herbal character.


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