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RATINGS: 311   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 1800’s 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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3.8
hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Corked and caged. 2006 bottle conditioned. White head that was frothy and slightly fizzy, Virtually no lacing, floaties, hazy, visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. The nose was hoppy, sugary, apricot, spicy, coriander, and some honey notes. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, hoppy, fruity, spicy, sugary, ABV well hidden, and finishes dry. Mouthfeel was smooth and dry. Medium body. Good for the style, very quaffable and I would definitely drink this one again if the opportunity arises. Worthy of a try IMO.

3.1
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow to golden. Sweet yeasty aroma with tones of violet, banana, clove, flowers, dough and cinnamon buns. Sweet doughy flavour with some notes of sweet fruits and subtle spices. Quit full maltiness. Lingering sweet aftertaste with notes of yeast, spices and flowers. Medium bodied.

2.9
thedm (6186) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light yellow-orange colored body. The aroma was orange peel mild spice and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special. Not much like a Tripel with a lot of yeast in the bottom making it very hazy at the last pour and it was missing the candy notes of most Tripels.

3.2
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Hazy, golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, light fruit, light sweetness, light citrus and coriander and yeast. The flavour has the same notes and the citrus is mostly sweet types like tangerine and oranges. The body and personality could be stronger. 2393

3.7
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white cap that slowly fades out. Streaky lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of pear, peach, pineapple, light melon, dough, and orange. Taste is of the tropical mix mentioned in the aromas with a touch of vanilla and spice coming through with the yeast to make for some interesting flavors. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, sweet up front, yeasty with tropical flavors and pear hanging on to the semi-dry finish.

3.2
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to weeare138 for sharing. Pours a cloudy golden body with thin head. aroma is sweet, sticky, spices, light cloves. Taste is sweet, sticky, spices come on full force. Slightly dry.

3.3
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
750ml bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Bottle labeled 2006. Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with an average sized white head. Aromas of bananas, citrus, spices, yeasty, and pears. Tastes of spices, somewhat fruity, yeast and citrus. Alcohol well hidden. Dry and clean finish.

3.5
egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Poured a hazy golden color with amedium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, bready yeast, coriander, orange peel, and vanilla. Taste of dry, yeasty, citrus, honey, vanilla, with bitter orange peel, light hop, and some alcohol as well in the finish.

3.6
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian spices, orange, some vegetables, yeasty and doughy. Flavor of Belgian spices and yeast, various citrus, some doughy/bready malts, some light alcohol. Some lingering hop bitterness.

3.3
larsniclas (7078) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2007
Bottled. Hazy orange with a large, white head. Grainy cereal-aroma with grassy maltiness. Citric adn malty flavour with some alcohol noticable.


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