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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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88
very good

872 Ratings
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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 87 | FT: 1
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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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patmcd

New York

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cliff notes: Classic tripel flavors with a new-school twist, which makes for a crisp, refreshing summer beer.

In depth review:

750ml bottle, poured an opaque golden amber, with a huge cloud-like fluffy head, that left some mild lacing.

Lot's of spice and sweet, bright fruits on the nose--almost iced tea like. However there is a bit of a bite with the basil that gives it some earthy undertones.

Tastes of light fruit, a citrus/mint , pepper, and of course a lint hint of spicy basil. Don't like the thai basil fool you though, there is plenty of light 'sweet' in this beer.

I love the mouthfeel on this, it was very crisp and light, since they did away with all the sugars, so I found it quite refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 20:44:41 | More by patmcd
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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.