RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juicyhops (49) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Vintage 2013. Such an amazing clarity. Pear and white grape nose. Sweet and fruity flavor and a little spice. More spice would be an improvement. But very drinkable.

Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Oct 2006

Poured from 750ml caged and corked bottle(room temp) a cloudy straw gold with a huge head of foam that shrank slowly leaving a solid layer with lots of lacing.

The smell is all yeasty and has strong notes of dark fruit like plum and fig as well as lemony citrus. A nice nose overall.

The taste has that sweet dark fruit and malt up front but the candi sugar mentioned on the label is what I'm noticing the most...that and a side note of banana that works its way in about midway through and adds some good depth. The finish is a nice mix of sweet and sour that leaves me smacking my mouth in an attempt to keep the flavours going. And..as far as the high abv goes, there's certainly a bit of warming but it's not present in the tasting at all. This is a Tripel that I'd buy again without hesitation!

Bottom line: This is a very good effort and worth trying if you see it in a store near you. My hat's off to Left Hand!

SinH4 (6393) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017

Tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is straw, spicy, dough, phenolic. Taste is very phenolic, dough, peach, estery. High carbonation, silky mouthfeel. Quite a mess.

jonas (8157) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
A bit dirty. Hazy golden, white lace. Apple, mineral yeasty. Foamy light body, minerals, amateur tripple yeach.

Bif (2361) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2017
ON tap. Pours a hazy golden color with a fair head. Aroma of yeast, banana, citrus and spice. Taste of malt sweetness, bit of yeast, banana and spice. slight bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, smooth and flavorful with only the slightest hint of alcohol as it warms. Very enjoyable.

mikeyo1 (876) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle @ home, Cellared for four years. Pours a cloudy yellow liquid with a white head. Nose has yeast, honey, white bread, spices, dusty phenols. Taste is medium dry with malt sweetness. Medium body. Flavors include white bread, honey, malts, alcohol heat, phenols, banana, some stale malts, almonds, earth, and lemon

puboflyons (3508) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2017
From the 650 ml. 2017 vintage bottle, which is good until 2020. Hazy pale yellow pour with a quick lasting white fizzy head. Slight haze. The aroma has some banana, some booze, soft white bread, and an herbal quality. Medium or so body. The taste brings out a meaty fruitiness, white bread, and an alcohol burn at the finish. I couldn’t tell whether that bur was more of a bitter bite but it ended sharply.

StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour with a medium foamy white head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with Belgian yeasts that have a bready aspect to them. There is also a hint of sweet white fruits (candied peaches and pears) in the aroma. The taste featured sweet apples, pears, a deft touch of coriander and a bit of yeast. The palate is medium and oily with lively carbonation. Flavors drop off in the finish--finishes sweet with rock candy. Overall: Fairly good Tripel, flavors are understated and more on the subtle side. Its good to have a subtle beer every so often.

JK (6329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle. Yellow color. Well carbonated, which this style should be. Some wheat, honey, and it is very sweet. A little fruit and sweet finish some spices. good palate, but given how sweet it is, I am glad I shared the bottle.

thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bomber shared by JK, thanks John! Clear golden pour. Bitter wheat corriander aroma. Taste pretty much follows, decent triple.

Maverick34 (3314) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottled. Cloudy golden pour with whiye head. Mostly Clove fruit sugar yeast flavors.

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