Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery
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4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The usual - meringue head, chunky seam, big, big (2x finger), slightly cloudy honey butterscotch. Wow - reviewing beers gets a little boring every once in a while. My bad.
For all its perfume it smells very dry, which is quite enjoyable. MAYBE I can pick out the Thai basil but I get a little more of the rice character here. Slight spicey burn.
THERE's the basil. Hits the dryness at the back of the palate nicely - definitely some Thai curry overtones. Light, dry raw malt, rice and Pilsener along with those piney Balsa-wood hop presence in a soft touch.
Not yo' mama's Tripel; definitely a bit drier and spicier. That's a good thing, though - I can see this cutting the heft of mashed potatoes at the Thanksgiving table - right before I mix part of the bottle with Autumn Maple. Very crisp.
It's light, it's dry...but there is a little latent weight and heft on this from the 8.1% ABV quotient. It's an excellent beer, no doubt. But maybe a 750 is a bicycle built for two.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2009 02:59:28 | More by IBUnit63
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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
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