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RATINGS: 541   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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3.9
   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, Id bump the taste score up another notch. Pretty good Tripel, and nice to have an American one that is nice and relatively dry.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (87) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2249) - 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 Ive had, but this would make a great session in the Summer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gamin (107) - - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie would probably love. Maybe a little hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle: Very hazy, golden body. Foamy, volatile head; huge, lasting, foamy, lightly creamy, & somewhere between off-white & beige in color. Aroma is spicy, herbal, & fruity all at once. Golden fruit from the yeast, light clove, bubblegum, basil, oregano, herbal tea leaves, faint pepper, sweetbread, honey. Lots to take in. Very gummy flavor, heavy yeast. Bubblegum, banana, pear. Basil, herbal spiciness is still very present, though. Faint white pepper, bread, mild clove, just a faint hint of phenols. Semi sweet honey & golden fruit in the finish with a slight twinge of basil & other various herbs. Bold bodied, somewhat thick. Different take on a classic tripel. Not bad in smaller samples, but it can wear you down quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Antenna America. Basil, lemon, booze, tripel sweetness, grainy. Everything youd expect from a tripel but something not quite there for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (709) - ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy yellow with a huge frothy head. Fruity estery aroma with spicy and yeasty notes. Sweet, fruity, spicy, light tartness, well balanced, alcohol is pretty hidden, a bit soapy. Medium-bodied, high carbonation. Well-made.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
(tap) clear yellow colour with a small white head; floral aroma, lilies; interesting, refreshing, balanced flavour


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