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RATINGS: 557   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at brewery. Light orange with small white head. Really nice aroma of citrus yeast and very sweet. Really spicy, some herb bitterness and good tripel elements throughout. Great finish. It’s different and interesting. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (659) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Appearance: pours with a small off white head, the beer is a hazy average gold color Aroma: bread, lemon, alcohol, faint hints of funk from the barnyard Taste: light sweetness, the basis shows itself on the finish with a bit of bitterness, has a spice to it as well, orange Palate: lively carbonation, slightly bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel Overall: drinks like a saison, nice complexity to this beer, the aftertaste is unique in that it's a bitterness but doesn't Taste like typical hop bitterness, good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Now I know how R Kelly's girlfriends feel because this beer tastes like piss.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2522) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Really nice. Aroma is yeasty and bready and clean. Finishes clean. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Man this is nice. Pours clear gold limited head no lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Flavours of candy, lemon, grassy bitternes. Taste med sweet light bitter. Light sticky body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3297) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Fra flaske på M2: kveldens ellevte øl på Cardinal denne gode marskvelden, og stemningen er upåklagelig! Klar gylden med højt og tett hvitt skum som varrer Ah, bare godlyder rundt bordet for denne. Lett og elegant aroma og smak med mange nyanser. Superfrisk og lett syrlig, og lite av den belgiske tripelsødme. Den lett krydrede urtefriskheten har full kontroll over sanseorganene. RB sier 8%, etiketten sier 8,6%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1659) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.03.15. Pale, almost clear, golden. Diminishing, white head. Decent and typical fruity aroma and taste of Belgian tripel. Medium long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear weak golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is inviting, barrel and wood, light fruity malts and sugars. Taste is moderate sweet with a touch of almonds and marzipan. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
tossmeabeer (16) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Herbs, banana, ginger, citrus, basil, fresh, soft palate, clean finish, good for summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1165) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle to tulip Orange, yeast, caramel, clove, banana and molasses. Clear, light amber with lots of effervescence, and a thick frothy white head. Taste is plum, orange, grapefruit, yeast, basil, pepper, and brown sugar.

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