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RATINGS: 583   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Man this is nice. Pours clear gold limited head no lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Flavours of candy, lemon, grassy bitternes. Taste med sweet light bitter. Light sticky body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4740) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Fra flaske på M2: kveldens ellevte øl på Cardinal denne gode marskvelden, og stemningen er upåklagelig! Klar gylden med højt og tett hvitt skum som varrer Ah, bare godlyder rundt bordet for denne. Lett og elegant aroma og smak med mange nyanser. Superfrisk og lett syrlig, og lite av den belgiske tripelsødme. Den lett krydrede urtefriskheten har full kontroll over sanseorganene. RB sier 8%, etiketten sier 8,6%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2775) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.03.15. Pale, almost clear, golden. Diminishing, white head. Decent and typical fruity aroma and taste of Belgian tripel. Medium long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7747) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear weak golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is inviting, barrel and wood, light fruity malts and sugars. Taste is moderate sweet with a touch of almonds and marzipan. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
tossmeabeer (24) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Herbs, banana, ginger, citrus, basil, fresh, soft palate, clean finish, good for summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle to tulip Orange, yeast, caramel, clove, banana and molasses. Clear, light amber with lots of effervescence, and a thick frothy white head. Taste is plum, orange, grapefruit, yeast, basil, pepper, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6642) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.6%. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Pleasant sweetish and fruity (citrus and strawberries) and spicy (thai basil, coriander, cloves) aroma. The flavour has some sweetness, but not more than normal for a tripel. Fruity and fairly distinct spicy flavour. Moderate hops, a little more would not hurt, even for a tripel. A lovely beer anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper amber, nose is yeasty, caramel, taste is sweet, sugary, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear copper color with a thick white head of foam. The aroma has dry spices, peppers, coriander, banana, and vanilla. The taste is bigger vanilla and coconut. Makes me think there was some barrel aging, but there was not. Mild alcohol presence. Soft carbonation. A little floral and spicy. Slick mouthfeel. Pepper heat pricks the back of the throat. Really not what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Draught at Three Penny Taproom

From memory from a few hours ago. Nice tripel. The basil made it more complex. I feel that the base tripel would have been excellent, and the thai basil is good for a small snifter, but I don’t think I would have enjoyed an entire 750ml. The basil was prominent, but not overpowering. Nice to enjoy with a meal.

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