Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery
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4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle, definitely 2009 bottling though not sure what date. Would be good to know since the brewers recommend drinking it fresh due to the presence of fresh Thai Basil.
A: Looking hazy golden with a little lace on the glass. A bit of a gusher.
S: Sweet aromas, more rice than Thai basil. But there is a hint of herbal wonder.
T: This is a different kind of tripel. The spiciness is clearly characterized by the Thai Basil, a stroke of genius.
M: Carbonation is very Brueryesque - a little too harsh at first. Once it settles all is good. There is a nice numbing sensation as Trade Winds whirls around the palate...
D: I am about to pair this with Ta Hoo Bad Kaprao (Tofu with Thai Basil). It should be ideal in assuaging the chilies and complementing the original herb in the brew. Like a good tripel it is most quaffable. Glad the Rue Crew made this their summer seasonal.
Update: Trade Winds was more than a match for a savory, spicy and aromatic dish. Great pairing!
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2009 02:17:55 | More by johnnieoz
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