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RATINGS: 591   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2619) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Deep clear orange-amber with an off-white lasting head. Aroma of bubblegum, basil, white pepper, phenol. Tastes sweet, a little herbal, and lightly spiced. Medium bodied and lightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3289) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
On tap at Blue Moose, East Grand Forks. Orange body. Get notes of belgian candi. Dry finish. I don’t get the Asian notes in this, but over all a nice quality tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a nice golden colour. Aromas of sweet Belgian candy and lactose. Sweet fruity notes too. Tastes like it smells. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
sample from bottle, light hazy golden colour with a white head. nose of crisp notes, light malts, citrus, hay, riped fruits, yeast, riped banana, sweet yeast, candy sugar, light dry herbal aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
Draft at the Bruery. Golden pour. Aroma of yeast, candi sugar and herbs. Taste has soft yeast, basil, peppery spices and some grain. Original brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2016
At Jerry’s LS. Very nice stuff, sweeter than some tripels a big malty and carmelly. Basil very subtle. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2700) - 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 (1921) - - 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 (1181) - , 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 (1361) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Really smooth and drinkable. Has a really full aroma and pours orangish golden with nice head.

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