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RATINGS: 541   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)


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Very tart, fruity, funky. Has a sour note that hangs around. Great color, yeasty aroma. aroma has a hint of basil herbs, spices. Body is pretty sticky for a tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting white head. Aromas of fruittiness, straw and light basil. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw basil, pear and light pineapple with a crisp lingering basil finish. Kinda wierd, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 at NATIFEST ’09. Poured hazy yellow color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spicy citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
lightly hazed golden with a long lasting white head. aroma is herbal and sweet. the flavor is similar. summer stone fruit laced with basil. the key here was me adding a fresh thai basil leaf from garden to the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 1. From the Bottle at Dr Bill’s Tasting Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2008 Floral aroma. White head. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish. 2. From the Bottle at Breakfast with The Bruery, Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, Denver 18/09/2010 Malty aroma. Amber coloured a little hazy in appearance strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Fluffy white head with medium retention leaves no lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Alcohol, bread and caramel aromas. Thick and spritzy with almonds and caramel upfront. Lasting sweet rice finish. Packs a punch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1945) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Best tripel I’e ever had? It’s possible. Huge head sticks around forever and gives way to a huge nose full of light fruits, some cloves, and the basil definitely shows through. Big in absolutely every way and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Poured golden amber with a thin head. Belgian yeast nose. Crisp and refreshing with light belgian yeast flavors. Some sweetness and fruit flavors with nice carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Salad dressing aroma, including oregeno, and that’s what’s delivered. Taste: Sundried tomatoes, olive oil and olives, and some rice, and some other spices. Above average mouthfeel. Its drinkable, but not to much, and would not seek it out again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
slightly cloudy orange, big but quickly receding soapy head. aroma is spicy and bitter with some metallic sweetness underneath. flavor is similar, still too much metallic vanilla but otherwise nicely balanced between mild spice and caramel sweetness. medium body, overcarbonated.


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