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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1736) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
Draft. Hazy orange. Cold-looking, with little head and small carbonation. Aromas of honey, coriander, hay and strawberry/cherry fruit. The flavors are more mellowed and less sweet, with a smooth, floral character. Dry finish. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
750ml - Aroma is pungent yeast, banana, white pepper, bubblegum, clove and alcohol. Pours transparent gold with small bubbley head and good lacing. Flavor is a thin version of aroma. Sticky palate. Not a bad American tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2007
Medium gold, nice compact head. Lightly peppery spice aroma. Flavor is of honey, a touch of apricot, and some candy sugar, but not cloying. Faint hay hoppiness in the finish on the back. Not a bad try, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. pours hazy straw color. nose of coriander and orange peel. pretty balanced pepper, orange, candy sugar. tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy glden, lively head. Estery aroma of ripe banana and paper. Sweet with some coriander and very soft Full bodied with some molases and honey as well as pineapple. Doesnt really take off, and feels somewhat one-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Dark Cloudy Yellow Coloring with White Ring. Yeasty, Banana and Clove Aroma...Sweet, Yet Not Syrapy Mouthfeel...Just Enough Dryness to Hold This One in Check...Flavor Notes Similiar to the Nose...Alot of Yeast, and Spices...Very Notably Banana and Clove.. Overall Just a Really Nice American Tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours yellow-orange, with a thin head. Strong aroma of banana, citrus, hops. Very smooth mouth feel. Flavors of vanilla, banana, spices.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Too many of these American triples fail to achieve much resemblance to the sweet, spicy subtleties of the Belgian style. Pale straw yellow in color and perfectly clear. Sourdough and orange rind aromas with tastes of flowers, white grapes, cat piss and alcohol its a marginally malty and very sweet champagne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Poured a hazy yellow golden color with a medium white head. The aroma was yeasty and spicey with some banana notes. The flavor is a lightly sweet malt to start. Yeasty notes with a good belgian character. Nice fruity esters and mild spicey phenols. Medium bodied with a lively mouthfell. Very dry on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed, yellowish chestnut color w/ a full, semi creamy froth that reduces to a satin canopy of brewers lace. Aroma is mild w/ banana gum spice. Strongly flavored and well balanced. This version has a little more banana gum than I would want in a tripel. The finish is bitterd w/ peachpit. Pour in the yeast and the brew turns grey. I am a little concerned with the color. Not diggin it at all. Not a pretty brew.


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