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RATINGS: 492   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 First rating
75 cl bottle thanks to Dunbar72! On June 21, 2013.
Marked 8.1% ABV.
Cloudy amber color, small white head. Banana, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, banana taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle.
750 ml bottle marked 8.1% ABV, BB 01-08-11.
Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet, fresh, apricots, fruity, sugary scent. Sweet, Belgian notes, light of almond paste, bitter pith taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Apricots aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (374) - - APR 13, 2014
Bomber. Yeast and caramel malt aroma with notes of spice. Pours cloudy golden colored with a huge white head and some lacing. Starts smooth with sweet caramel flavor. Finishes dry with the spice coming through. Didn't really get thai basil with this one I'd say it tasted more like coriander. Interesting and tasty regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Golden with a thick white head. Spicy and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and spices. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of coriander, oranges, yeast, and grain. Flavor was similar, a bit sweet, spices, and yeast. Solid American version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.02.2014, 075l bottle @ home:
Big overcarbonated longlasting fizzy head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, citrus, light malts, hay, citrus peel, yeast, lychee, flowers, sugar. Taste is slightly dry, hay, yeast, citrus peel, light malts, flowers, alcohol, citrus, hints of tropical fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel, high carbonation. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 8.1% Bright golden orange colour with a crystal clear body, continuous activity in it. Two fingers of white and thick head on top, good retention, collapses slowly to hald a centimeter of foam and leaves light lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet, honey-like, when poured at first. After it sits a while in the glass, it gets aromas of herbs, I don’t know how exactly Thai basil smells like but here it brings to mind coriander, only much sweeter. The rice is also notable somewhat but again sweet and in no case reminds of an adjunct. Taste is fruity, quite sweet, with spices, herbs and yeast on it. Again coriander in combination with anise. Medium thin body, average carbonation, very dry on the palate. Overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Huge cloud like white head, took awhile to pour this one. Didnt get the thai basil in this one. Did pick up the rice and beer had a nice sweet and sour balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
750ml bottle, shared with friends over a game of Catan. Clear golden color. One-finger thick off-white head. Dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Full body. Lightly dry texture, lightly soft. Kind of buttery, but it’s not too bad here, kind of works with the other flavors. Light spiciness, some belgian yeast aroma. Light candy sugar. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy bite. Lots of haze in the final pour. Interesting stuff. Buttery, but not awful. Kind of works. May be one of perhaps only 3 clear diacetyl infections I’ve experienced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
light sweet spicy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
Orange coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, yeasty, light bubblegum, wax, light astringent. Flavor starts sweet, some ripe fruity notes too. Light acid, yeasty too. Light bitter finish. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bomber that was purchased Aug 2012. Cloudy, orange gold with a huge, white, airy cap that reduces to uneven froth. Aroma of "sweet n sour" sauce, vinegar, yeast, tart white grapes, caramel, apricot. Taste is mildly, yet perfectly, sweet and tart.

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