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RATINGS: 591   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Hazy dark gold pour with a decent white head. Aroma of spicy basil, citrus, fruity esters. Has a crisp, fruity, spicy flavor, not too sweet. Very refreshing and tasty, would repeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of sweets, peach, spice, herbs and honey. A flavor of sweets, herbs, spice and fruity. A fine triple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
premachb (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
Basil is surprisingly present in the aroma of this beer. Hazy yellow appearance. Medium bodied. Tastes amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Aromas of basil, pepper, faint banana. Clear burnished gold with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, lightly spicy, fruity banana flavor. Medium bodied, very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Rating 1142 - 29.06.2014 - Bottle from CBI. Pour is pretty standard, hazy golden orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is herbal - thai basil, citrus Mouthfeel is crisp, medium-heavy alcohol character, medium carbonation. Taste is crisp but a bit of a mess for a tripel. Rice in the brew lightens the malt profile, bitterness takes over. Tropical notes present on the palate as well, but just a little all over the place for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with white head. Basil, spice, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied, but still a decent mouthfeel. Finishes with basil, spice and a little wheat sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lownote (529) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2015
I was not expecting the Thai basil to be so aromatic. Also, Belgian spice. Not super sweet. Really flavorful. Really light color and body. At its thickest itís a bit orange. This is amazingly drinkable. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2268) - 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 (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Overall, itís 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 donít really like the addition of the rice because itís 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 (2359) - 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.

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