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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Spain just lost and I’m drinking good beer. Viva! Haha. Pours cloudy orange with OK head and lacing. Coriander and some light basil. Finishes with light sweetness. Some booze. Well done and basil is just present enough to add an interesting twist to the style. Tap at Bruery event at Scion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (379) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a huge off-white fluffy head that quickly fades. The aroma is yeast, fruity esters of pear and green apple, and a hint of spice. The taste adds some sweet bready malt. Clean palate with a dry light finish. Very good overall - perfect for summer! --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2014
I really liked the thai basil in this light and refreshing brew. I get the name of the brew after the first taste. Extremely light going down and smooth, yet gives you a lot of different tastes with the various spices. Just opened it after a southern thunderstorm, perfect combination!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (594) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is Belgiany, fruity, banana, clove, spicy. Taste is light to medium bodied, ripe fruits, effervescent, herbal. Alright.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (553) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours murky apricot with tall white head. Aroma of yeast, honey, overripe fruit (peach and apricot), light wheat. Taste is funky, somewhat stale, sweet with loads of honey and wheat. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear light orange color with full sponge head that slowly diminished to a creamy lacing with layer of foam atop the meniscus. Active carbonation. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, with notes of citrus and spice. Flavor is sweet and spicy tripel, with citrus and grassy notes from the basil. Alcohol is very well masked. Solid beer, though overly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Pours muddy orange with a large slowly settling frothy off-white head. Aromas of ripe mango, banana, peach, apricot, yeast, spices. Taste is honey, banana, ripe mango and apricot with spices, herbs. Mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonation and somewhat dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1910) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Pours murky apricot with tall white head. Aroma of yeast, honey, overripe fruit (peach and apricot), light wheat. Taste is funky, somewhat stale, sweet with loads of honey and wheat. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Draft at Water Street Grille. Golden hue. Delivers like a textbook example all the way ... nice continental flavors, a light yeasty funk, fruity bouquet and sugary finish. Delish. (#5532, 6/1/2014)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of citrus, yeast, lemon peel, grass, and cloves. Light flavor/palate for the ABV.


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