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RATINGS: 529   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Poured a cloudy orange-gold with a huge rocky white head that stuck around. Good lacing. Tropical fruit aroma with cider, some banana, and basil. Very carbonated, lighter mouthfeel. Big, bold fruity taste. Lots of apricots, peaches, strawberry, mango, passionfruit, and a melange of tropical fruit. Herbal background which is very sweet, presumably from the rice. Slightly sour bite in the finish, more tart fruit. The flavor was so big, it made the beer less drinkable, though. Its not necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to trippels, I didnt expect such a big beer. Definitely find a friend to share the bottle with.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a beautiful golden straw color wonderful spice aroma crisp refreshing taste very light palste for ABV. A unique finish on palate makes it a nice delight on a warm summer evening

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden body, huge white head. Aroma of sweet malt, light herbal, guessing its the basil but I think thats only because I know its there. Taste on the sweet side, raisin and caramel again with the hard-to-guess-herb and mild citrusy punch in the finish. Sweet warm finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blazin_buddy (8) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Good beer. Nice sweet and sour aroma with some slight fruity funky scents coming through. Deep orange color with med-high carbonation. Some tastes of orange and apple on the mouth but somewhat leaves me wanting for more depth in flavor but over all great beer that will purchase again for these summer months.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jrwhitney6 (305) - - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a very hazy gold. Nose of spices, lemon zest. Taste of some caramel, touch of bitterness - but overall not great for me. Not my favorite style, either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Deep, hazy gold pour with thick white head. Sweet aroma with light spice notes. Quite sweet through the finish. Slight spice. Not enough carbonation to cut the sweetness. Still enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swesson (217) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Orange gold body with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Smells of yeast and a bit of sour. Tastes bready. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with full head. Aromas of bananas, apples, toasted rice and malts, and hint of copper. Flavors are similar with more pronounced copper; and a fruity, light bitter and spicy finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (184) - CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear hold with a fat two fingers of frothy white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and no head. Nose is spice, pepper, candy sugar. Taste is sweet and slightly spicy, coriander and grass. Full bodied and sticky, with a spicy finish. Not really what I was expecting and not really what I would characterise as a tripel - not dry and light the way Id expect, but instead sweet and tending to heavy. A nice beer, no doubt, but a bit more of a Belgian strong ale, than a tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Nice cloudy deep orange color, small layer of a foamy head on top. Yeasty orange nose. Big yeast banana taste. Bready and filling but not in a bad way. Beautiful !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
Big inviting yeasty nose. Opaque orange color with a foamy head. Yeast agogo right of the bat in the taste. nice sour tinge with spices. Leaves a slight bitter orange peel after taste. Not getting the basil. Excellent brew.


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