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RATINGS: 580   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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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, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Gold pour, small white head. Amazing banana aroma with notes of cloves, pepper, and yeast. Intense flavor, similar, with hints of what I want to say is Hibiscus but is probably something else. A damn good trip.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Will. Rich apricot esters, marmalade, very saison-like funkness, floral and herbal notes, fairly dry finish, alcohol well hidden. Pretty solid stuff, very Belgian, they did pretty well for such an unusual style in the States.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2212) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle shared along the old (now underground) river in Koenji. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with 2 fingers of soapy foam. Wonderful light farmhouse Belgian nose with light apricot and stone fruit esters from the yeast and a bit of koji. Feels light on the palate, with good carbonation and a well-rounded slight softness from the rice. Nice lemony, grassy finish with some light bitterness...hides the abv magically. Really nice tripel / super saison hybrid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (1161) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Pours a bright orange with light head. Has a very strong citrus orange aroma with with wheat, yeast, pine and spices. A strong taste of sweet citrus orange, fruits, wheat, yeast, pine, grains and spices. A dry yeast and malt and sweet citrus aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/26/2016. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, pear, spice, and yeast. Taste is similar to nose, with some subtle basil notes coming through. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1611) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Clear golden orange pour with a dense lasting white head. Aroma is candi sugar, bready, yeasty and clove. Taste follows. Didn’t get any basil that I was hoping for. Dry finish. Light body. Standard tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - 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 (5006) - 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.


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