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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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88
very good

910 Ratings
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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 98 | FT: 4
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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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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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.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.