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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 didn’t expect such a big beer. Definitely find a friend to share the bottle with.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow color. Active carbonation throughout the session. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light fruity citrus taste, with some yeasty notes, and a good hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Clear, gold. Excellent aroma, malty, esteric, lots of banana and chewing gum. Fermented fruit jammy flavor, modest bittering, fairly sweet. Satisfying mouthfeel. Lightly bitter and fermented finish. On tap, Just Tap’d, Warner Robins.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Yeasty malty and some spice in aroma and ahold haze pour with big pure white tight pillowy head. Taste like f Belgian like yeast spice and some of th that spice comes in. Great fizz. Good flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Hazy dark gold pour with a decent white head. Aroma of spicy basil, citrus, fruity esters. Has a crisp, fruity, spicy flavor, not too sweet. Very refreshing and tasty, would repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of sweets, peach, spice, herbs and honey. A flavor of sweets, herbs, spice and fruity. A fine triple.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
premachb (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
Basil is surprisingly present in the aroma of this beer. Hazy yellow appearance. Medium bodied. Tastes amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Aromas of basil, pepper, faint banana. Clear burnished gold with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, lightly spicy, fruity banana flavor. Medium bodied, very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Rating 1142 - 29.06.2014 - Bottle from CBI. Pour is pretty standard, hazy golden orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is herbal - thai basil, citrus Mouthfeel is crisp, medium-heavy alcohol character, medium carbonation. Taste is crisp but a bit of a mess for a tripel. Rice in the brew lightens the malt profile, bitterness takes over. Tropical notes present on the palate as well, but just a little all over the place for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2388) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with white head. Basil, spice, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied, but still a decent mouthfeel. Finishes with basil, spice and a little wheat sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lownote (462) - USA - AUG 7, 2015
I was not expecting the Thai basil to be so aromatic. Also, Belgian spice. Not super sweet. Really flavorful. Really light color and body. At its thickest it’s a bit orange. This is amazingly drinkable. Love it.


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