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RATINGS: 310   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2006 Bottle. Slightly hazy light golden body with a medium creamy white head. Fruity, candi sugar aroma with light caramel. Very sweet caramel, with fruity notes, light apple and possibly pear and a bit more candi sugar, fairly dry finish, with light bitterness. Medium body with moderately carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13489) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle from Westpark in Richmond. Slightly hazy lemon-orange color. Yeast, apple, citrus and caramel aroma. Very assertive raisin and caramel taste. Well balanced and complex.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
2006 bottle. Pours a briliantly clear pale gold with fluffy off-white head. Picking up some horse blanket on the nose with citrus fruits. Medicinal and mouth puckering. Very yeasty flavor (dont usually mind that but I didnt care for this particular strain used). Lingering bitterness. I love Left Hand and belgian tripels, but this one just didnt do it for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Cloudy hazy yellow color. Minimal head. First impression of this beer is that its a bit tart, more toward the apple sourish type fruits as opposed to the creamy banana yeasty flavors. Good, but seems a bit like a fruit that needs to ripen. Light bodied. Mild yeast flavors. Some candy sugar notes. Overall decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with thick white head that dissipates to a white lacing. Aroma is a lemon yeast with a sweet sugar touch. Flavor is a caramel yeast with undertones of nuts. Body is a creamy medium with fair carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Bottle - Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium head, with a slight bit of lacing. Strong sweet aroma with hints of malt, spice, and fruit in the flavor. Classic example of the style, very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Golden color with a thick head, somewhat cloudy. Aroma is malty and sweet. Some sediment in the beer. Sweet easy going taste with a thin body that finishes with an alcoholic bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2008
American tripels shouldnt be compared to their Belgian counterparts. Its like comparing the Beatles to Beatlemania (for the most part). But when you get one that is decent, fruity, light, you know its worth returning to. The Left Hand is kind of like that. It wont wow me, but if it was available around here, Id buy it every now and then. Beatlemania may impress someone who doesnt know the Beatles. This tripel may impress someone over dinner who doesnt know beer too well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Pricey Corked and Caged 750ml bought at the Whole Foods in Vienna Virginia and trecked back to CA with me. Shared with my girlfriend Cyn. Pours golden yellow iwth a 2 finger bright white head. Cyn noticed some sediment in her glass, less in mine. Nose is sweet and yeasty with a big of Citrus. Taste is sweet and full of citrus and some what sharp if you ask me. Decent beer, Tripels seem to be either done spot on awesome or they are mediocore, this is above mediocore but doesnt shine all the way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Cloudy yellow colour with a white head. malty, fruity and spicy aroma with floral and alcohol sweet notes. Malty, fruity flavor with a dry herbal and light sweet finish.


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