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RATINGS: 619   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle pours a reddish-gold with a thin white head. Retention and lacing are lacking. Sweet herbaceous aroma with hints of pear, pineapple, apricot, and apple. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Tastes like a Belgian golden ale: fruity Belgian yeast, pepper, lots of citrusy fruit. Don't get much of the basil or rice, but there is something different and smooth about this beer.


3.3
balloonbuffoon (316) - - JUL 21, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle, I think I paid about $9 for this several months ago, 8.6% ABV, 2016 edition, poured into a tulip glass. Looks excellent, rich yellow hue and large forming head quickly stabilizes. Bubblegum aroma has some semblance to Juicy Fruit. Palate is heavy, hot, and phenolic. Also, the taste lingers much too long, and is only so-so for my liking.

4.2
jesperhammer (4735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
06-JUL-2017, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. This has a bit of age. Don’t know how much. Not several years but at least one. Huge White head on a beatiful hazy orange body. Malts, toast, citrus, Herbs. The herbal part not too much. Very creamy, full body, sweet. Wonderful.

3.8
Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2017
bomber - it’s a tripel with a spicy finish. boozy finish. I’m a little preoccupied right now with hard drive issues.

3.8
Szulo (167) - Płock, POLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Panel w Carpe Kraft. W aromacie sporo nut ziołowych z przewagą rumianku, jest też dosyć słodko jakby miód wielokwiatowy. Rozgrzewające w przełyku aczkolwiek pozostawia wrażenie lekkiego, spore wysycenie, jest też trochę jakby nut gumy balonowej.

3.7
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2017
750 ml bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of basil, grains and some fruit. Taste is grains and spice.

3.4
Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2017
On tap at Holsteins in LV
Pours clear deep golden with a small off-white ring, no lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet malts and citrus. Flavor of toffee, sweet malts, rice and citrus zest

3.7
beer-yum (1710) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2017
Grassy floral aroma in a golden pour. Subtle addition of rice and basil make this an excellent variation on the style.

3.6
Borup (14485) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 22, 2017
75 cl. bottle. A hazy golden coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice, hops, herbs, malt and coriander.

3.6
ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2017
2+ year old bottle. light malty, faint floral aroma. gold and hazy in color with huge long lasting head. taste is lightly malty with faint coriander, herbal, and lemon flavors

3.8
tennisjoel (1458) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2017
There are aspects of this beer that are quite impressive. Namely it’s appearance, and aroma. The taste is alright, but the aroma is where this beer shines. I’m guessing the Thai Basil is the thing that detracts. Kind of dries it out. Interesting experiment, and kind of a mixed bag overall.


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