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RATINGS: 536   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)


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (779) - 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 (644) - 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 (475) - - 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 (1393) - 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 (2002) - 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 (5748) - 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 (1445) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2614) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/13/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of fruity/earthy yeast with balanced spice and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity yeast flavors with balanced spice and pale malts; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding tripel! Fantastic fruity/spicy yeast complexity with balanced spice and pale malt flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium golden color, huge white frothy head. Strong malt and spice aroma. Medium to light body with medium tangy flavor that has a long lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (673) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma of basil, coriander and spices, caramel coloured with a great well laced head. Taste of spices with a bit of an astringent feel. A spicy finish.


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