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RATINGS: 538   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Small lasting foamy white head atop a cloudy deep golden body. Nose of orange, nail polish and vanilla. Very estery. Good lemon zest and lasting citrus finish. Good. Bottle from Metro Liquor University Heights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3283) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Gassy big head strong carbonation lovely gold pour aromas citrus grain spice rich yeast lemon some zest the flavours orange lemon basil is superb note it can be strong this is good candy sweetness clove note sugar cane the finish best aftertastes spice yeast fruit grain smooth rice perhaps too much rice but a lovely triple to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1216) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Review done up a tree in my backyard. Looks like a belgian beer. Taste like a beer....... Belgian beer. My foot hurts after breaking through a board on my chair that I used to climb this tree. Don’t taste any of the rice or basil. Good beer nothing more to say. Now how do I get out of tree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (264) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of lemon grass, straw and cereal. Tastes of grain, spices, lemon and cereal. Spicy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Tap, hazy golden pour, white head, nose is banana, taste is fruity, sweet, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
600 yen for 120 ml, bottle at Hanshin Seed Event. Slightly opaque gold with a thick creamy off-white head. Yogurt, fruity, spicy Belgian yeast aroma. Wow, soft round spritzy carbonation & full mouthfeel. Tasty fruity, banana, yoghurt, a bit sour & tart. I liked it & was surprised to hear it was 8%!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Sitting 10ft up a giant tree seemed like a great idea until super sized brads foot destroyed his chair/ladder. Its pretty thick, lots of angles, a bit rough around the edges, leafy, but a bit sparce at the bottom. No woody smell. But it has some youngness amiss the senior side. Musky spicy attempt to get where we are. But enough about the tree - decent almost unadventuous beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with a ring of sticky, white head. Nose has a ton of spice, coriander, white pepper, candy sugar. Flavor is spicy, sweet, candy sugar, honey, coriander, grass. Full bodied, sticky, spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (537) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 750ml bottle. Cooper color with thin white head. Apple juice aroma. Taste is a little peppery and sweet. Unique taste. Not bad, but there are better triplels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (111) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Medium head. Average body. Mild nose. Very well made triple. Rice gives it a lighter, less sweet body. Balances very well with the yeast. Mild hint of basil. Well made, easygoing style, yet satisfying. I think a bit of lemongrass and ginger could spice it up a bit to live up more to its name. Great brew though..

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