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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Poured a cloudy orange-gold with a huge rocky white head that stuck around. Good lacing. Tropical fruit aroma with cider, some banana, and basil. Very carbonated, lighter mouthfeel. Big, bold fruity taste. Lots of apricots, peaches, strawberry, mango, passionfruit, and a melange of tropical fruit. Herbal background which is very sweet, presumably from the rice. Slightly sour bite in the finish, more tart fruit. The flavor was so big, it made the beer less drinkable, though. Its not necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to trippels, I didn’t expect such a big beer. Definitely find a friend to share the bottle with.


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llkc (2610) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
Duft frisk appelsin malt kant lidt æble most smag sødlig frugtig sød æble saft malt kant lidt krydret eftersmag fra gær

3.7
melush (4341) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2017
75cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain Hazy golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, citrus, spices, fruits. Taste is malt, sweet, toffee, yeast, citrus, spices, ripe fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
Dorita (51) - SPAIN - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Tripel belgian beer. Light cooper colour with white head, spicy, floral, fruity and a bit hoppy. Elegant and funny.

3.3
balloonbuffoon (489) - - 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 (4826) - 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 (3277) - 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 (178) - 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 (4312) - 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 (7763) - 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 (1836) - 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.


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