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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The usually peaceful St. Vrain River snakes out of the Rocky Mountains, winding mischievously towards our brewery. Named after Ceran St. Vrain, an 1800s trapper and trader in the valley, St. Vrain is our version of a classic Belgian Tripel. Light in color and lightly hopped using Celeia hops, a touch of malt sweetness contrasts the warm spiciness hidden within. What at first appears benevolent can manifest into a mighty serpent in waiting.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (1052) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Pours a hazy amber with light off white head, Hints of sweet fruit, herbs and malts. Unusual but a bit too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Pale yellow, green-ish hue, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is fruity with some cucumber. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is sweet, malty, tangy tripel character, touch of yeast, faint spice. Basic tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Garrold. It pours clear pale gold with a small white head. The nose is sweet, grainy, toasty sugars, straw, grain, stone fruits and mild sweetness. The taste is bitter, grainy, straw, spice, icing sugar, alcohol hit, apple pie, pear and residual sugar with a sweet, warming finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not as sweet as I had feared. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, cheers Gary. Golden hue to this brew, getting hazier with each new pour, white head. The nose was both fruity and yeasty as was the taste, some mixed spice traces also. Pleasant without setting the world alight, had a few Left Hand beers now, seems a good brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Garrold for this one. Gold with white head. There is a heavy, peachy fruitiness to this, some spicing, cinnamon came to mind, touch of Belgian teast. Doesnt quite get to the Tripel astringency for me, but reasonable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy amber pour with a wispy off white head, floral aroma, taste has ripe fruit, sweet malts, some herbal character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4955) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Clear yellow. Thin, white head. Pretty typical Tripel aroma. Big on the spice. Light yeast. Found this pretty drinkable. Easy going. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers!
herbal, vegetal, lively full bodied hazy, vegetal, lively carbonation herbal hops but not much yeast character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3621) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
660ml bo. Pours hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is grainy straw. Taste is sweet and grainy to start with a yeasty straw finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1576) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours a bright banana yellow with a small white foam head. Aroma is sweet honey and spice. Flavor has more emphasis on the sweet honey. Crisp and refreshing.


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