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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our Summer seasonal, Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian-style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar (typical for such a beer), we use rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity, and spice with Thai Basil. The result is an aromatic, digestible and complex beer made for a lazy summer evening. (ABV: 8%, IBU: 25, SRM: 5, Release: Summer, Format: 750 mL bottles)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2169) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Hazy golden amber. Nose of Belgian yeast spice, citrus fruit. Flavor is light sweet malt with citrus fruit esters and light spice. Fairly well attenuated, but sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Overall, it’s a good tripel experiment. The aroma is typical tripel with some extra floral, spice similar to jasmine rice. Taste is were it loses me a little--I don’t really like the addition of the rice because it’s noticeable. It adds a sweetness that is a little sickly and over the top. The other spices are nice but mostly destroyed by the sweetness. Finish is surprisingly thick and lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2120) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Lot going on with this one. Murky brown gold. Nose of banana, grapes, and herbs. Taste was big candi sugar sweetness, Belgian yeast, Thai spices, and fruitiness. Sticky, big mouthfeel. Interesting tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
pours unclear bright golden with a nice off-white cap, frothy at times, some retention and lacing. white grape and pear fruit juices, granulated golden candi, spicy belgian yeast, lots of bitter and woodsy spices and herbs, few fragrant ones - shy basil character which is fine with me; alcohol, honeydew melons, tropical passionfruits. average carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, astringent herbal-spicy finish. very nice spiced tripel - cohesive. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1613) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Yeast, fruit, clove, basil and biscuit aroma. Yeast, clove, basil, pear, apple, tangerine, biscuit and funk flavor. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit and spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2721) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD. Lightly hazy, muted gold with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, lemon, herbs, cloves and light fruit. Taste of tart light fruit, cloves, yeast, banana, herbs (Thai basil, I assume), orange, lemon and bread. Medium body and and high/medium carbonization that foams up in your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at brewery. Light orange with small white head. Really nice aroma of citrus yeast and very sweet. Really spicy, some herb bitterness and good tripel elements throughout. Great finish. It’s different and interesting. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (851) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Appearance: pours with a small off white head, the beer is a hazy average gold color Aroma: bread, lemon, alcohol, faint hints of funk from the barnyard Taste: light sweetness, the basis shows itself on the finish with a bit of bitterness, has a spice to it as well, orange Palate: lively carbonation, slightly bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel Overall: drinks like a saison, nice complexity to this beer, the aftertaste is unique in that it's a bitterness but doesn't Taste like typical hop bitterness, good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Now I know how R Kelly's girlfriends feel because this beer tastes like piss.

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