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RATINGS: 535   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - 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 (594) - 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 (1237) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
(tap) clear yellow colour with a small white head; floral aroma, lilies; interesting, refreshing, balanced flavour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle at the share. Pours a light colored yellow in a small snifter. Frothy white head. Some lacing. Aroma of herbs, basil, lemon, cereal, hay, grass, and fresh air. The taste is herbs, basil, fresh light citrus, Belgian yeasts, and sweet candy sugars. Medium body, great carb that tickled the palette. Finish is sprite and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (148) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy golden-yellow with low creamy off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, banana, spicy, saison-like. Typical Belgian-style flavor, spicy, very alcoholic, medium sweetness, oranges. Creamy texture, medium to full body. Sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1306) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a tulip. A hazy medium amber brew. Big white head - somewhat overcarbonated. Nice aroma. Different. Slightly earthy with lots of fruity-spice notes. Flavor is clean and drinkable. Some vanilla-oak notes. Very refreshing. Nicely done!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a beautiful golden straw color wonderful spice aroma crisp refreshing taste very light palste for ABV. A unique finish on palate makes it a nice delight on a warm summer evening

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden body, huge white head. Aroma of sweet malt, light herbal, guessing its the basil but I think thats only because I know its there. Taste on the sweet side, raisin and caramel again with the hard-to-guess-herb and mild citrusy punch in the finish. Sweet warm finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blazin_buddy (8) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Good beer. Nice sweet and sour aroma with some slight fruity funky scents coming through. Deep orange color with med-high carbonation. Some tastes of orange and apple on the mouth but somewhat leaves me wanting for more depth in flavor but over all great beer that will purchase again for these summer months.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a very hazy gold. Nose of spices, lemon zest. Taste of some caramel, touch of bitterness - but overall not great for me. Not my favorite style, either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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