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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (308) - 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 (3326) - 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 (2589) - 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 (2111) - 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 (5311) - 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 (694) - 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 (122) - 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..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4675) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (777) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (390) - 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!

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