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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Most amazing beer appearance in a long time. Golden color with awesome retention and the head stays firm and creamy. The surface of the head is cratered like the surface of the moon, very interesting. Floral, but also very earthy in the nose and some sort of spice (apparently basil). Taste has a creaminess to it, but still manages to be dry in the finish. Almost vanilla-like in the taste, with a bit of Cool-Whip, bits of grain, and a long, earthy taste. High carbonation and medium body. If not for a little bit of a metallic taste, I’d bump the taste score up another notch. Pretty good Tripel, and nice to have an American one that is nice and relatively dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1478) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bomber to glass - beautiful! Pours a hazed orange-straw, strong, two finger white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, banana, maybe clove. Medium bodied, kinda creamy, yet has a carbonated bite. Taste is tart sugar cane, sun drenched apricot and banana, hay, spice towards the end with a little bit of burn down the hatch. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2631) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Deep clear orange-amber with an off-white lasting head. Aroma of bubblegum, basil, white pepper, phenol. Tastes sweet, a little herbal, and lightly spiced. Medium bodied and lightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3299) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
On tap at Blue Moose, East Grand Forks. Orange body. Get notes of belgian candi. Dry finish. I don’t get the Asian notes in this, but over all a nice quality tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a nice golden colour. Aromas of sweet Belgian candy and lactose. Sweet fruity notes too. Tastes like it smells. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3995) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
sample from bottle, light hazy golden colour with a white head. nose of crisp notes, light malts, citrus, hay, riped fruits, yeast, riped banana, sweet yeast, candy sugar, light dry herbal aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4227) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
Draft at the Bruery. Golden pour. Aroma of yeast, candi sugar and herbs. Taste has soft yeast, basil, peppery spices and some grain. Original brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2016
At Jerry’s LS. Very nice stuff, sweeter than some tripels a big malty and carmelly. Basil very subtle. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, clove/spice, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, yeast, caramel, floral hops, fruit/citrus, and spice; Dry finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
Draft. Pours a hazy goldenish color. Aroma and taste are bready, yeasty, and a little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2016
liked it; but can’t say I tasted basil or that it was a tripel. some fruit and ?? in aroma - niiiiice. balanced tart, sweetness, light hops. easy to drink.

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