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RATINGS: 614   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Most amazing beer appearance in a long time. Golden color with awesome retention and the head stays firm and creamy. The surface of the head is cratered like the surface of the moon, very interesting. Floral, but also very earthy in the nose and some sort of spice (apparently basil). Taste has a creaminess to it, but still manages to be dry in the finish. Almost vanilla-like in the taste, with a bit of Cool-Whip, bits of grain, and a long, earthy taste. High carbonation and medium body. If not for a little bit of a metallic taste, Id bump the taste score up another notch. Pretty good Tripel, and nice to have an American one that is nice and relatively dry.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7451) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1614) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13797) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (743) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1433) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2017
There are aspects of this beer that are quite impressive. Namely its appearance, and aroma. The taste is alright, but the aroma is where this beer shines. Im guessing the Thai Basil is the thing that detracts. Kind of dries it out. Interesting experiment, and kind of a mixed bag overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (585) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Wzorcowy tripel. W aromacie świeże zioła, w tym właśnie bazylia z miętą, duża ilość słodu i kilka akcentw kwiatowych i fenolowych. W smaku bogatsze doznania. Dosyć słodkie, ciut ulepkowate, dużo kandyzowanych owocw - figi i daktyle, ciut szczypiące w usta, przyprawowe. Goryczka na średnim poziomie z akcentem kwiatowym.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle from MatC, thanks - Color: hazy golden blond beer with no carbonation and high white foam. Smell: sweet toffee caramel notes with light spicy and grassy hint. Taste: medium body with sweet toffee caramel malt balanced with sweet and spicy notes. Good finish. aromatic basil notes. OK. Aftertaste: sweet toffee and spicy. OK. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (1198) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Aroma: spicy, curry leaves, basil, anise, stone fruits, some honey Taste: medium sweet, spicy, anise, curry leaves, basil, stone fruit, honey, cereal

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6863) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Tap at Bruery, Los Angeles. Colour is cloudy deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, Belgian yeast, ripe fruits and malts. Harsh and easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
creppyiceman (776) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
(bottle 1 year old) Aroma:orange,pineapple,banana. Appearan white head. Taste:sweet,flavour of banana and pineapple,sweet malty finish. Palate:medium to full body,medium carbonation. Overall:Ok-ish but the sweetness really makes it hard to drink.


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