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RATINGS: 285   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Murky medium yellow body. Slightly creamy texture with lively carbonation. Moderate alcoholic finish. Bland non impressive Tripel for sure.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeff. Thanks man. Golden body with an inch of white head. Aromas of yeast, floral hops, bread, alcohol, fruity esters. Cracked pepper and yeast with moderate sweetness. Warming finish. Decent, yet a definite notch below the tripels of Belgium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3897) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Yeasty and hides the abv well, especially on the nose. Fruity flavors of plums and orange on the nose and flavor. Dry, sweet, finish. Pretty nice brew."

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear golden amber with a thick rim head, streaks and dots of lace. Good looking brew. Taste is sweet toffee malt with heavy carbonation in the palate that moves to light hops for a sparkling finish. Solid, enjoyable, but somewhat timid for a Tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3862) - 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 (83) - 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 (62) - - 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 (245) - 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 (3950) - 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 (2274) - 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 (2240) - 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.


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