Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery
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4.9/5 rDev +25%
Wow! I had my doubts about this one and even put off trying it at home. Brewed with Thai Basil huh? And rice, hey I've had a rice beer and I didn't like it. Well have no fear folks. This is just outstanding.
The 1st pour was all head and took a while to dissipate. Hazy yellow color (I'd been afraid it might be green, hah). Bouquet and flavor are very rich and complex. Sure there's a slight hint of basil but it's subtle. What I think their addition to the brewing really achieves is a sort of oppulent and rich mouthfeel not unlike that flavor pop you get from a bite of good pesto. It's sweet, it's satisfying, it's a beer that demands your attention with every sip and could stand up to and accompany a bold flavored meal.
10-16-2010 12:21:43 | More by MoreThanWine
4.81/5 rDev +22.7%
A- Pours a light amber color with fluffy head that reduces down at a slow, steady pace. Little tight bubbles without a whole lot of lacing.--beautiful!
S- Floral, sweet aroma with hints of lemon. Very tough to analyze all these smells because they're just too layered and complex.
T- Very light on the palate. The sweetness is definitely there but it's subdued enough to let some malt through. Alcohol is very well hidden.
M- High carbonation is bursting and fizzing as I swish, making it actually hard to keep contained in my mouth. It goes with the rest of the extreme elements of the beer very well, though.
O- Outstanding!!! I think I've found a new top ten favorite beer. Very balanced and subtle unlike most Tripels.
03-16-2013 13:03:18 | More by csrbv
Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.