Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery
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Reviews by Krevee:
3.88/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank on 5/15/10
Poured on-tap into a Bruery tulip
A - This beer poured a hazy golden orange with quite a bit of head. Definitely more head than your average Bruery beer. Head retention was good. Lacing was sporadic.
S - I could smell the Belgian yeast along with the basil used in the brewing. I could also smell as bit of yeast and various other spices. Also had a hint of citrus to it.
T - Taste was similar to the smell. I can taste the basil more than smell it. Also get a bit more citrus in the taste. At first I was not that impressed with the taste, but as I drank more of this beer the taste really grew on me and I started to love it.
M - Mouthfeel was nice. It was a crisp and refreshing beer with an adequate amount of carbonation.
D - Drinkability was good. As I mentioned before as I drank more I enjoyed the taste more which means that I would keep drinking this. Feel very light considering the 8% ABV. A nice summer beer even though the high ABV.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Not your standard Tripel but it really grew on me over time and I plan on having it more often. At first I would have given this beer a b or b- but as it warmed I think I would rate it as a B+.
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2010 06:38:21 | More by Krevee
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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 757 ratings.