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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

878 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 878
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 89 | FT: 2
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-25-2008)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

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
88 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.