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RATINGS: 556   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium orange with a huge white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing and had great lacing. The aroma was quite strong with the odor of a soapy yeast, a mild herbal hop and straw malts with a hint of fruitiness. It tasted mildly sweet and acidic from the start and had a strong yeasty finish which had a hint of spiciness and a little taste of citrus with the flavor lasting an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation. Overall a very nice tasting tripel.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (650) - 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

1.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1672) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3265) - 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%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1644) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6183) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
tossmeabeer (10) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Herbs, banana, ginger, citrus, basil, fresh, soft palate, clean finish, good for summer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1161) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5604) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.6%. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Pleasant sweetish and fruity (citrus and strawberries) and spicy (thai basil, coriander, cloves) aroma. The flavour has some sweetness, but not more than normal for a tripel. Fruity and fairly distinct spicy flavour. Moderate hops, a little more would not hurt, even for a tripel. A lovely beer anyway.


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