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RATINGS: 553   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2009
golden orange pour with a nice white head, mostly yeasty and some fruits on the smell. the taste is sugary, with some good spices, some fruits also, alcohol finish. light and flavorful overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2009
On tap at the Yardhouse in Long Beach. Came out clear and slightly darker gold than a standard pale lager. A thin white cap of foam appeared and quickly vanished leaving a wispy galaxy swirl behind to create spots of lacing. The aroma was light yeast and fruits. The flavor was herbal, with some light yeast and sugars. Thin and pretty refreshing. Not the most robust tripel I’ve encountered but it was pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
750ml bottle split with Thor, God of Thunder. Didn’t properly spin the bottle so the first pour was aggressively alcoholic and dry. The bottom pours a murky yellow brown color.. Flavor is yeasty, typical Belgian spices, and orange peel. Didn’t pick up on much Asian influence as others did.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
75 cl bottle. Pale gold to orange color with lace. Yeasty malt with honey, messy aroma. Thin, light malt with light honey, light fruit, spices and herbs. Sloppy and unrefined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured clear golden with a white head. Aroma of leafy, herbal cloves and a pastry-like sweetness. Foamy, fluffy, dry palate. Noticeable alcohol, fruits and creamy malts dominate the flavors. Chalky with spices and a lactic acidity. Grape-like fruits meshed with tropical fruits. Really awesome tripel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
750ml bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices (ginger and basil) and ’sweaty’. Tastes of the same spiciness, citrus, and a little fruity. Some alchol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5510) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Clear, dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, honey, ginger, basil, and tropical fruits. Taste of honey, bread, mango, peach, lemongrass, basil, ginger, toffee malts, and some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a large foamy/bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of a handful of fresh basil and for some reason getting a good bit of ginger. Tripel spiciness, mixed citrus, bready malt and candi sugar notes. Flavor of the same spices, but toned down from the aroma. The basil and ginger notes are there, some light corn, bready malt, tropical fruits, citrus and Tripel spicy esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1871) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Hazy orange with several inches of white head. Aroma is spiced pear and apple. Taste is standard tripel, with light sweetness, and mild alcohol astringency, but there are notes of lemongrass, and the basil comes out as it warms. Very highly carbonated, with alcohol warming as it descends. $12/750

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Very large head of varying sized bubbles. Strong carbonation. Head reduces slowly. Light citrusy aroma with some sweet malts, orange and a bit of spice. Color is a slightly hazy dark orange. Noticable alcohol presence from the first sip that warms the gums and pipes. Lots more citrus flavors (lemon and orange), light malts and spices and a bit of funkyness. Very mild though and makes the brew a bit on the succulent side. Alcohol is a bit overpowering and detracts from the flavor a little. Dry and pasty palate with some lingering spices and orange. Almost resembles a saison as opposed to a triple. Needs a bit more malt and body to offset the big alcohol kick.

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