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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

915 Ratings
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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
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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Crosling

Colorado

1.98/5  rDev -49.5%

Very Belgian appearance with a large head above a bright orange body. Spicing and fruit in the nose, with butter and popcorn as well. Flavor seems very incomplete and very sweet and it's just absolutely loaded with diacetyl. Has some nice elements to it, but sucks overall.

11-15-2008 03:53:20 | More by Crosling
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

02-26-2014 02:16:44 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-13-2012 05:05:51 | More by mjmadsen21
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JesseLara

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

07-09-2013 05:32:31 | More by JesseLara
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charlzm

California

2.53/5  rDev -35.5%

Consumed 06/26/09 at Blue Palms, Hollywood.

An exceptionally clear pale yellow beer with plenty of active bubbles streaming upwards to replenish a white, one-finger head.

Aroma is not making my nostrils happy - solvent, rubber. A fleeting hint of basil (I think). Maybe coriander?

Flavor is unfortunately similar to aroma - chemical-y. Some sweetness in there as well with a slight bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is at least agreeable; this is a dry beer on the palate - tingly but not parching.

Think I'm going to have to pass on this one the next time I see it.

07-08-2009 20:45:19 | More by charlzm
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -31.6%

Clear gold color with a huge white head with good retention. The aroma has bread, sweet malt, coriander, yeast, pepper, and basil.

The taste is just like the aroma. Bread, sweet malt, coriander, yeast, pepper, and basil. The sweetness is balanced by some bitterness. Rice is used in place of candi sugar. The rice and the Thai Basil make for an interesting combination, but I prefer a more traditional Tripel.

Medium bodied, heavy carbonation, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Overall not a bad beer, but far from the best Tripel I have had.

11-20-2010 22:13:44 | More by hardy008
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -31.1%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

A huge cloud of head filled the glass from the tap, and it took at least five minutes for the beer to settle before I could get a full pour of this. Once it did settle, I was presented with a tulip glass of clear golden yellow liquid, with a delicate white head that almost completely disappeared. (What happened?) Aroma of subdued sweet malts, spicy yeast, funk, basil. Taste...started out okay, much like any typical tripel, with notes of sweet malts, fruity esters, and spicy yeast. Mid-palate brought on a huge wave of stale funk, basil, and overripe tomatoes. A softer pear-like flavor comes in near the end to take the edge off, but I had a whole glass of this stuff to get through, and that was just one sip. Whew. Medium body, pretty chewy, somewhat good at times, but overall, just not very drinkable at all.

01-07-2012 13:50:34 | More by Rifugium
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

01-12-2014 23:02:40 | More by threedaggers
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MidtowneMarket

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

08-23-2012 02:51:45 | More by MidtowneMarket
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BigDaddy79

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-12-2014 11:54:39 | More by BigDaddy79
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-06-2014 16:46:56 | More by ThatsThatDude
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-23-2013 03:11:50 | More by Braz
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jskennedy

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-28-2012 00:04:24 | More by jskennedy
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-16-2012 11:25:45 | More by MeisterSmudge
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-16-2012 15:07:16 | More by WynnO
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-20-2013 01:38:17 | More by Colosdog
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-25-2012 17:15:30 | More by ejimhof
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-20-2013 20:54:07 | More by brez8791
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-15-2014 21:22:24 | More by tpacek
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RichBeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-16-2011 09:19:14 | More by RichBeer
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-29-2014 01:59:34 | More by Hohnbaum
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kevo237

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-20-2011 00:49:37 | More by kevo237
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-14-2011 05:00:22 | More by PhineasGage
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-11-2011 06:20:33 | More by jophish17
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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.