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RATINGS: 599   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a beautiful golden straw color wonderful spice aroma crisp refreshing taste very light palste for ABV. A unique finish on palate makes it a nice delight on a warm summer evening

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acl8000 (2) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
Received via a trade. Great Aroma when pored in to a DF snifter Well balanced and a great twist to an iconic style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Clear gold with big, foamy, egg white, head / Clean, elegant nose of banana and spice / Medium body, creamy and chewy, with substantial malts balanced by good hopping, and with long finish / Flavors of straw, rice, banana, apple, coriander, black pepper, and a hint of basil / Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Hazy orange, foamy head, citrus nose. Creamy mouthfeel, citrus notes, balanced malts.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1024) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Wet horse blanket yeasty smell you would expect from a Belgian style. Spicy yet still smooth delicious finish that fades so nicely.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 courtesy of ibrew2or3 Pours hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma spicy, fruity and yeasty. Taste, floral hops, thick mouthfeel with very faint notes of the basil herb. Very smooth and light, drinks like a saison. Re-rate 4/14/2009, courtesy of Alan. Picked up a much nice nose and taste of basil and sweet rice.Tons of good spices, very herbal with light notes of citrus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3061) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2009
Flaske: Fantastisk flot trippel. Kmpe skumhoved og en dejlig frisk duft af gr, en smule basilikum og lidt humle. Smagen er frisk med en klassisk spids smag der dog stadig tydeligt er anderledes end andre trippels. Virkelig et flot indspark til en lstil. Elegant og balanceret. Det eneste minus er at llen ikke har godt af at st i glasset, med dette menes at alkoholen bliver for dominerende ved hkere temperaturer. Et normalt problem for trippler, men med en stor flaske er det et meget lille minus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 10, 2010
750ml bottle. really excited to see a new one on the shelf. i always have a good experience with these folks. a lightly hazy gold under a large, fluffy foam white head. aroma of sweetened cereal, marshmallow, vanilla, a hint of tropical pineapple. palate is smooth and juicy rather than sharply carbonated. a bit of pineapple and red apple juice in flavor with some fresh green hops that are noticeable throughout. im struggling to find any basil though unless im confusing it with the herbal green hoppiness. overall, its a very fine tripel. theres no residual sweetness and no annoying foamy sharp carbonation. a light body and a moderately dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kristall-Knig (2742) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2011
Im Geruch sehr angenehm hefig, stark aprikosig, lecker. S und aprikosig einsteigend. Mittig honigartig und hefig, bitter und gewrzt. Sehr ausgewogen und bekmmlich, honigartig und wrmend ablaufend. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swesson (384) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Orange gold body with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Smells of yeast and a bit of sour. Tastes bready. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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