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RATINGS: 585   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2605) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2009
A good take on the tripel. Hazy appearence and nicely spiced. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2659) - 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 (1914) - - 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 (1169) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1303) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Really smooth and drinkable. Has a really full aroma and pours orangish golden with nice head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2016
belgian candy sugar flavor with a hazy golden colour, in UK. hahaha. Thin white head with a watery minerally appearance. Adjectives. Its quite sweet tasting for me to like it too much, esp. as far as beer goes. I guess most of the high scores are from sugar loving America!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2280) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (1186) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (612) - 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.

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