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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our Summer seasonal, Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian-style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar (typical for such a beer), we use rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity, and spice with Thai Basil. The result is an aromatic, digestible and complex beer made for a lazy summer evening. (ABV: 8%, IBU: 25, SRM: 5, Release: Summer, Format: 750 mL bottles)

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
The basil ridden bitter finish makes it interesting along with a rather wheaty coriander-like citrus profile and a nice carbonated dry texture which is crisp to the tongue. I purchased this for the NEPA case split and hope the others enjoyed this. I found it relatively easy to digest on a hot humid Pocono summer night. But something about the basil flavor makes me like it and hate it at the same time. I wonder what other adjuncts could replace the basil and make it over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22073) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Hazy yellow, bittersweet, good balance. Interesting brew, I would try this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft @ Brouwers; clear, dark orange with thin white head; big time coriander on the nose with some orange zest, white pepper and dried wild flowers; sweet mouthfeel with thin texture; some bitter orange juice and mild spice; bidy is on the thin side with flavor profile well melded together; coriander comes off a little strong on the nose though; like the other Bruery beers today, not terribly complex or anything, but crisp, clean and really easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2010
750 ml bottle, I believe I got it from South Bay Drugs. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a thick, foamy off-white head. Notes of sweet malts, straw, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, pears, peaches, herbs, and some unusual spices. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Nice tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle from Rays. Pours a hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma is strong with belgian yeast, grass, and spicy notes. Flavor is slightly sweet with a crisp mildly bitter finish. Really no hint of EtOH there. There are some spice/vegetable notes, probably from the basil. Its a different combination of flavors, but oddly pretty good. Very smooth mouthfeel and highly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
on tap at stumbling monk. light straw color with an aroma of belgian yeast, peppercorns and a lot of ginger. taste was lightly bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Poured a clear golden color with big bubbles and no head. Aroma was spicy, herbal and hoppy. Taste was very light and refreshing with spice and nice balance of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17058) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, spices and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Clear golden with a huge white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy and coriander. Dry flavour with coriander, basil, fruits and hoppy notes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15285) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
Orange pour. Sweet orange peel aroma. Mildly spiced with basil, thyme and other subtleties. Very light and easy to drink. Good summertime beer.


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