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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 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.


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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3575) - 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. Its 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 (1543) - 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 (2180) - 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 (1842) - 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 (2087) - 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 (1689) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigmak (5) - New Hudson, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
Light color. A nice light sweet flavor. Not too complex. One of the best tripels I have ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (261) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
From bottle at Royal Oak Craft Beer Fest. Opaque yellowish pour. Light lingering head. Notes of Belgian yeast come off with banana, clove, bready. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (321) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 650ml bottle, poured into a Trappist glass. Appearance is cloudy straw colored with a small beige head that vanished quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of banana, wheat bread, lemon peels, herbs and alcohol. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is medium bodied with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Overall a good beer, but for the style it is too sweet and not spicy enough, the alcohol is also too noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Vintage 2013. Such an amazing clarity. Pear and white grape nose. Sweet and fruity flavor and a little spice. More spice would be an improvement. But very drinkable.


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