Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery
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Reviews by EliotRosewater:
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - golden to burnt orange color. Nice, white two finger head with minimal lacing.
S - aroma is very sweet and interesting. Almost a sweet potato smell going on. If I try to look for them, the rice and Thai basil are there but not overpowering.
T - sweet but not cloying. Really, really interesting. Almost a coconut flavor in addition to what I got on the nose. Weird at first but it grows on you. I bet this would be awesome with some Thai food.
M - full, nicely carved mouthfeel. Good lingering finish (maybe from the sweetness).
O - I understand how this wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea. That being said, I really enjoyed how tasty this brew was and was particularly enameled with the uniqueness of the beer. Definitely need to try this with some Thai or Vietnamese food.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 22:24:38 | More by EliotRosewater
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4.34/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml crowned bottle (bottled on date: 03-13-13) into a 16oz Libbey Munique elongated tulip glass.
A- Uncapping the bottle is greeted with a hearty exhaust. A very conservative pour reveals an absolutely beautiful sunset orange fluid accompanied by a towering 3+ finger white, frothy head. Although the head eventually subsides, a 1/2 finger head floats on the beer over the beer's consumption from the (non-nucleated) glass.
S- Like most (if not all of their beers), Trade Winds boasts a multi-layered, complex aroma. A melange of fuits (Kumquat, Peach, Apricot, Orange, Green Apple), Peppery spice (no doubt, courtesy of the Basil and esters from the yeast) and an underlying honey sweetness that takes on a vanilla-like quality as the beer warms.
T- Sweet juicy fruits reminiscent of the nose hit first and are quickly accompanied by a sweet, honey-like flavors courtesy of the malts. Middle of the palate is met with a clean, subtle bitterness. The beer then finishes dry with a peppery spiciness.
M- Light-To-Medium body along with copious amounts of carbonation help to scrub the palate of any residual malt sweetness. As the carbonation resides and the beer warms, however, the body grows and becomes more slick and lingering on the palate.
O- There is no surprise, Trade Winds is another winning offering from The Bruery. Being 'Familie Rue' is one of my standout breweries for 2013 (along with Anchorage and Uinta), I didn't find a bottle of Trade Winds until December. Although a little late to the game with this one, I am aware that it was not particularly fresh yet I purchased it anyway...and glad I did. It reinforces my anticipation for purchasing a fresh bottle (or two, or three) when it is released again in 2014.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 19:20:22 | More by threeviews
Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.