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RATINGS: 315   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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3.2
jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
750 ml bottle-pours a thin white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is sweet light fruit, clove, musty wheat, yeast. Taste is clove upfront, sweet light fruit, musty wheat, yeast, alcohol just shows through. OK effervescence.

2.6
Ernest (7915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of coriander, clove, bubble gum / cotton candy, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. No better than it was many years ago...still too sweet and candy-ish...not really a tripel, just a strong Belgian golden. Not a very serious rendition.

3.8
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Cloudy light brown. Aroma is bubblegum, wheat, slighly dry. Taste is light ctirus, mild sweet malts, candi sugar. Finish brings a little hops. Great overall mild citrus presence. Well hidden alcohol. Easy drinking, well balanced. Very wheaty for a tripel, I like it.

3.7
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
sampled at brewery. I have this in a bottle and look forward to that as I think it has more potential. hazy golden pour with thin white head. banana, yeast and spice aroma. wheat, banana and yeasty moutgh. nice alcohol warming.

4
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Pours to a hazy carmeld straw color w/ a large white head. Aroma of bananna bread, some sweet sugars and carmels. Palate was well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor of bananna, carmel, some doughy notes, light warmth of alcohol. Pretty darn good.

3.8
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Unknown vintage. Bottle shared by someone at the GABF 2006 post-part on Saturday. The beer pours to a very murky straw colored body with a lasting white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, baked bananas, nice yeastiness. Very nicely blended. The flavor is sweetly malty, light vinousness with some white wine, nice caramel balance. Light banana. Really warming palate. Nice texture, rich feel.

4.1
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2001
Very tasty interpretation of tripel style. Very full-bodied, filtered, and with a nice faintly alcoholic aftertaste. Good stuff.


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