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RATINGS: 545   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)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle pours a reddish-gold with a thin white head. Retention and lacing are lacking. Sweet herbaceous aroma with hints of pear, pineapple, apricot, and apple. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Tastes like a Belgian golden ale: fruity Belgian yeast, pepper, lots of citrusy fruit. Don't get much of the basil or rice, but there is something different and smooth about this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3346) - 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 (106) - 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 (200) - 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 (12343) - 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 (99) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2354) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2014
This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice hazy orange to cloudy brown color. The head maintains a gentle level of foamy thickness. Adequate lacing streams along the chalice. The smell had some soft spice to bring an inviting light sweet Summery pear that came across fairly refreshing. The taste was invitingly sweet and refreshing with a sticky sweet apples and pears. Light earthy/herbal quality of spice amplifies some refreshing qualities over my tongue. Light pear-like aftertaste leads into a nice finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice refreshing/sessionable quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, nice refreshing Summery Tripel, not as yeasty as some tripels I’ve had, but this would make a great session in the Summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gamin (121) - Brockport, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Smells like grapes. Taste has fruit notes and a slightly odd bit of spice. I like it for its uniqueness. Definitely feels like a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
Shared bottle @ "Schouskjelleren", Oslo, with some other beer geeks. October 09, 2014. Beer enjoyed from a snifter glass. Dark cloudy golden color with a thick white creamy head and medium carbonation. Aroma is citrus,herbs,yeast,spices and some dark sugar. Tastes citrus and a bit sweet with a slightly warm alcohol feeling and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie would probably love. Maybe a little hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingMaroon (9) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Pours nicely and fills in with a nice head. Dark blonde in color with a good bit of carbonation. Smells and tastes of fresh grass and Meyer lemons. Easy to drink and stays refreshing on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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