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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedovertu (297) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Murky medium yellow body. Slightly creamy texture with lively carbonation. Moderate alcoholic finish. Bland non impressive Tripel for sure.


3
puboflyons (3433) - 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.

3.5
StefanSD (2451) - 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.

3.3
JK (6160) - 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.

3.4
thomashall (994) - 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.

3.6
Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottled. Cloudy golden pour with whiye head. Mostly Clove fruit sugar yeast flavors.

3.8
zoucrew102 (1879) - - FEB 24, 2017
Bomber. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with notes clove, banana, citrus and a bit of hops. Pours clear pale golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with bright banana and citrus flavors with a bit of clove. Finishes smooth and a bit dry with spicy Belgian yeast flavor with a bit of hops. Pretty nice tripel.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of yeast, some fruit and spice. Taste is yeasty and medicinal, can really taste the alcohol in this one.

3.2
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Average tripel. Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, honey, Belgian yeast and grain. Somewhat alcoholic. Light palate and smooth.

3.5
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours clear, pale yellow with a creamy white head. Sugary pale bread in the nose, wheat, dough, light yeast expression. Big sweet flavor with more pronounced Belgian yeast now, some alcohol, ripe lemon, banana. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming and sugary on the finish with notes of alcohol, doughy wheat bread, mild phenols. Pretty OK tripel.

3.9
bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours hazy straw into the glass, with an initial fizzy head that diminishes to a tight ring of suds. The nose is of hay, sourdough and light yeasty esters. Melon notes on the tongue are followed by fruity esters, hay, light barnyard grains and finish with pie spices. The mouthfeel is soft and round, medium-bodied with enough carbonation to provide activity on the palate. A very decent Abby Tripel; complex, substantive, and amply provides the necessary complexities for the style. Quite quaffable and yummy. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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