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RATINGS: 580   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7672) - 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 (1665) - 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 (6495) - 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 (9989) - 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 (4992) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1025) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Arômes très herbacé, pelures de bananes, zeste d’orange et se sucre. Le goût suit ces arômes. Les épices sont très présentes et le houblon donne un bon côté fruité un peu amer. L’amertume est douce et brève ou les arômes de zestes de fruits se démarquent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, oranges, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 231214

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (167) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a medium gold with a thick head and lots of bubbles rising to surface. Strong aroma of grapes and maybe some hidden spice in the background. lemony taste with a strong spiciness at the back. Overall a really good beer and easy to drink.

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