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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

873 Ratings
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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A- Heavy pshh! as I pop the cap and some steam-like vapor rises from the bottle's mouth. Pours a solid amber color with a nearly three finger fluffy head that retains and trickles down at a slow, steady pace. Soap-like bubbles without a whole lot of lacing.

S- Floral, sweet aroma with hints of lemon. Perfumey and full with some notes of sugary bread, fruitcake and...ok I'm done trying to analyze these smells because they're just too layered and complex. All I can say is "Wow. This is like nothing I've smelled before."

T- Whoo! Once again, I literally feel that an analysis of the flavor will not do it justice. I will say that I definitely detect some honey blossom that is light on the palate. Yes, I do get the Thai basil notes as well as some rosemary and maybe some thyme but it's all interconnected in such an interwoven frame that it forms its own unique, savory flavor. The sweetness is definitely there but it's subdued enough to let some malt through. Alcohol is quite 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- Oh...my...God... I think I've found a new top ten favorite beer. This one just about reinvents the style. All I can say is..."DAMN!"

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4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.