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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

Trade Winds TripelTrade Winds Tripel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

771 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 771
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while now. Cheers!

A: Burnt orange, translucent body with a tall, stark white head of foam. It takes minutes for the head to fall, leaving chunky lacing in its wake.

S: Built around central aromas of mandarin orange, apple juice, and pear, this nose seems wholly focused on fresh, summer-beer character. Belgian yeast settle in the background, supporting with notes of biscuit and light Caribbean spice (ginger and chili pepper, mostly).

T: Less spice, more fruit: an interesting take on the Belgian tripel. That succulent sweetness found in the nose plays a large part in this palate, each sip starting with a refreshing tangerine, guava, banana, and strawberry flavor. Supplemental flavors add to the poolside palate: lime rind and clove flavors bring in some bright dryness, while a soft doughiness from the yeast gives the fruit a base to contrast against. Finishes mild, with a lingering taste of doughy white bread; it’s very much in the vein of the more yeasty Belgians, and that inoffensive aftertaste makes it all the more drinkable.

M: What I’ve seen from the tripels and other Belgian pales that aren’t really out of Belgium is a feel that’s a bit off – a crisp carbonation on top of a watery body, like a bubbly pilsner or light sparkling wine. Sometimes that works, but it usually throws the whole experience off a bit. Here, though, we have a tripel with some texture, a beer that covers the tongue in that creamy way only an unfiltered beer can. That, plus the subtly frothy carbonation, makes for a drinkable beer that feels very traditional.

O: Trade Winds is a beer that’s in no way flashy or over-the-top; on the contrary, it’s balanced and drinkable, something that’s kind of odd when it comes to a tripel. Where’s the racing black pepper, the spice? From just the first sip, you can tell that’s not what they’re after; in the end, what you get is a refreshing summertime beer that just happens to share a yeast strain with a Belgian that’s historically spicy. And as far as bright and cheery beer goes, these guys nailed it.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 771 ratings.