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RATINGS: 614   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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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, I’d bump the taste score up another notch. Pretty good Tripel, and nice to have an American one that is nice and relatively dry.


4.1
tandembrauer (1559) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma of light bread, flowers, herbs, mint, lemon balm, fruity notes. Tastes pretty sweet with fruity sourness and a little bitterness. Medium bodied, fruity finish.

4
llkc (2663) - 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 (4414) - 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 (48) - 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 (532) - - 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 (4874) - 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 (3315) - 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 (4375) - 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 (7790) - 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


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