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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

Trade Winds TripelTrade Winds Tripel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

771 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours neutral colour with some head. Salad dressing aroma,such as oregeno and that's what's delivered. Taste: Sundried tomatoes, olive oil and olives, and some rice, and some other spices. Above average mouthfeel. Its drinkable, but not to much, and would not seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 03:15:42 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spice, yeast, and some herby/basil aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is pretty refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 00:47:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

--Mark Twain

Sun-soaked apricots with multiple streams of rapidly rising bubbles. The ecru colored cap filled at least 90% of the glass after a gentle pour. It's pillowy soft, whipped frothy and gently rocky, with enough stickiness to lay down a respectable amount of delicate sea foam lace. Subsequent pours look spectacular.

The aroma is exactly as expected given the ingredients. Trade Winds Tripel smells like a classic Belgian tripel (golden fruit and spice), with an herbal undercurrent that just has to be Thai basil. Let's hope that twist works out as well on the palate as it does in the nose.

The Bruery's goal was to brew a lighter than usual, easy drinking, summertime 'Belgian-style golden ale' by jettisoning the candi sugar and by using rice. Mission accomplished. The inspired use of Thai basil gives the beer an offbeat, interesting quality that causes it to stand out from the crowd. Not that Southern California is crawling with Belgian goldens.

In spite of the lightness, the flavors are still bold... and beautiful. Sweet-tart pears are accompanied by lime zest, ground clove, white pepper and... uh... Thai basil. Apparently, that herb tastes like licorice (which I can appreciate) and mint (which I can't). The finish is semi-crisp and ultimately drying. This is one complex summer seasonal that is disappearing like nobody's business.

They haven't gotten it exactly right yet, but this is the most properly carbonated beer that I've had from these guys yet (Black Orchard and Orchard White were grossly overbubbled and Autumn Maple was essentially flat). This one was too jumpy initially and is too laid back now that I'm at the halfway point of the bottle. Oh well, at least it passed through the perfect zone for a few mouthfuls. And truthfully, it isn't too bad now.

I like the fact that The Bruery brews outside the box and usually pulls it off. If they ever figure out how to carbonate, look out! Trade Winds Tripel is a damn good beer that isn't too far removed from greatness. Especially when compared to most American versions of my favorite Belgian style.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 20:53:29 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this bottle from the always reliable Joey. I had been most impressed with the Bruery offerings so far and this one was no exception. A lovely 750ml capped bottle. This one was served at cellar temp and split between a few of us in wine glasses. Consumed on 10/03/2008.

The pour was very nice, a light golden amber coming through right away with a nice light haziness to it. Nice carbonation bubbling up throughout the glass creating a nice two inch head of white foam across the top that hung around for what seemed like forever.

The aroma was akin to some kind of spicy green tea at first. Lots of light grain, yeast aromas of fresh leaves and a touch of light citrus sprinkled in. A spiciness I am assuming from the Basil leaves, very intresting aroma for sure. The flavor was light, nicely balanced with a lightly grainy start to it, that turned over to some light fruit, peaches? Maybe green apples, coming through in the middle with that nice light and very fresh leaf like flavor. Hints of spice rippled throughout, especially in the finish which was dry and nicely accented. Intresting light body on this one was accented very well by lush carbonation that kept the profile nice and lively. A nice sipper with the alcohol very well hidden, in fact I had no clue this one was up near 8%.

Overall this was a very nice, light triple. Not the big heavy, alcohol laden ones you see around at times, this was much more of a session worthy ale. I would have no issue with trying this one again, the price is a little biit high, only because of logistics, but if this were local I would have no issue in endulging.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 04:41:29 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy golden color with a quickly settling white head.

S: Very...different. The basil is definitely making its presence known and I don't really think that's such a great thing. Very herbal overall.

T: Not surprisingly, the flavor is quite similar to the scent. So this is quite an herbal tasting beer as well. I don't find it that pleasing.

M: Lighter in body (possibly due to the rice they used to brew this) with good carbonation.

D: Personally, I did not find this beer all that enjoyable. However, if you are into the flavors that are present in this beer, I'm sure that you would find it very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2009 01:13:29 | More by womencantsail
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some candi sugar traces and a nice spicy yeast with some subtle alcohol ester. Taste is a nice mix between some candi sugar and some peppery yeast and some light alcohol traces. Full body with great carbonation. I must admit to having been really surprise by how well this beer was drinking and apart from a lack of fruity ester I thought it was a great realization.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 03:44:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From inspirations found in China and Italy, this American-made but Belgian-style Tripel ale really steps outside of its comfort zone for added lightness and soft spiciness.

There's much to suggest that Tradewinds Tripel is as much of a Witbier as it is a Tripel. And that starts with its cloudy canary-yellow pour. Creamy from the start, its milky body slowly releases a tall column of billowing foam. Airy, light and cottony- the beer shows ample Belgian "white" character. Long in its retention and strongly concentric in its lace, its a well-built beer... at least to the eye.

Strikingly floral and fruity, an aura of honeysuckle, cookie dough, oranges and citrus blossoms swirl about the nose. Its bready undertow and earthen grass and vegetative notes offer complex aromatic notes but do little to step outside of what's common in Tripel. Much of its spice still come across as hops.

But in taste, the beer's uniqueness begins to pull from the fold. Its bready sweetness is firm but not heavy. Fortunitely there's enough pilsner malt to keep the rice from providing the ill-faded "emptiness" that's common in most rice-infused beers. As the beer glides across the middle palate, the fruit and spice interplay comes to life as oranges bounce off of coriander, lemons do similarly with grassy tones. Apples to its unique herbaceous taste and tropical fruits to spicy white pepper- all these symbiotic relationships explode as the beer dives into a semi-sweet finish of mild hop bitterness and white wine vinous taste.

Medium bodied, I expected the ale to provide lighter textures because of its rice "lightness" and its promise of sprite carbonation. But is champagne character is just as creamy as it is effervescent and its light rice body is minimal. This really allows the creamy ale to extend well into finish where its the slight vegetative astringency, alcohol warmth and drying hop sensation to clean up after itself with an aftertaste of... there it is- basil! ...and perhaps grassy chlorophyll as well.

Oddly, when a beer maker sets out to make an "imperial" Witbier, its ends up a boozy, syrupy and sticky mess. But without hardly trying, the Bruery created one but based off of Tripel framework instead. I rather like the beer, but not so much as a Tripel. I also like it that the experimentation factors here don't define the beer, just offers a glimpse.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 17:42:47 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a nice white head and a pretty good amount of lacing. The nose brings forward citrus, herbs, and a good amount of basil. Maybe I wouldn't have noticed it as much without the note on the label, but it is definitely quite prevalent. The taste brings some light citrus, fruit, and basil. Nice clean and crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation. Really unique and drinks quite well.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 02:37:32 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured cloudy pale yellow in color with only a few bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrus and floral hops in the nose along with some hints of spices and yeast.
T: The Thai basil really stands out in the overall taste and the hops contribute some citrus flavors and a slight amount of bitterness. There is also some sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate.
D: The beer is not too difficult to drink because the alcohol is well masked. I would definitely try it again given its unique flavors and the use of basil.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2010 23:42:31 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque, dark orange-gold body with a full, fizzy, whitish head.

Smell: Lightly bready, lightly sweet malts with minor notes of peach juice and anise to dutifully accompany the equally light whiff of leafy basil.

Taste: Light, delicate maltiness with a touch of sugary sweetness. Minor fruitiness. Slight herbal pop alongside a pinch of spicy anise. Just a bit of sour yeastiness. Spoonful of risotto. Finishes relatively dry with a bite of crackling carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Highly carbonated.

Drinkability: The beer flirts between a high degree of carbonation and Alka-Seltzer straight in the mouth carbonation. Still though, it's fairly tasty and a fine use of non-traditional tripel ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 04:11:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chimay goblet.

Pours a hazy strawberry blonde, with about a finger and a half of luxurious head that settles quickly into the ever-rising field of effervescence from the bottom. The aroma is interesting, with tones of hops, grains, pepper, and even a bit of vanilla at the beck end of the nose. The taste is not as interesting, with the pepper and vanilla completely disappearing beneath a sea of hoppy grains and faint banana tones. Unfortunately, the taste is not able to linger very long on the tongue, instead being forced therefrom by the overactive carbonation and incredibly light body (I blame the rice). All said, this guy would probably seem better if the flavor were allowed to settle longer on the tongue, but he's still not all that bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 11:53:35 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clouded, rusty gold, showing a bit clearer at the edges. Triumphant, exuberant head, snowy white, lacy.

Beautifully fragrant, lightly spicy, floral, airy, with lemony traces. Gorgeous.

Drinking, the loveliness lives on. Lean-bodied, snappy, plenty of spicy tricks playing on the palate. Very lively, with marvelous Belgian yeast flavor adding another dimension of deliciousness. Citrus fruit factor grows larger, and candy sugar sweetness climbs in to match it. Just stays vibrant and tasty all the way through the bottle.

Great match for thai food, I'm sure. Don't know, I had it with Chinese. Worked there, too. Excellent tripel. Is simply everything they make this good or better?

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:15:33 | More by feloniousmonk
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in NC over the holidays;

Pours golden with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Starchy, apple peels & honey suckle

T: Golden delcious apples, cooked cereal notes, lemon zest & apple peel uo front. Slight pinapple notes, pears, lemons & apple peel as this warms. Finishes crisp, fruity & with whisper of barn funk & some chille pepper spice

MF: Failrly light in body, crisp carbonation

Not sure how old this is. No freshness dating I can see , not getting any Thai Basil (love that stuff with pork or chicken!) . Drinkable enough, but nothing mind blowing. Would buy again if I knew I was getting fresh beer

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:59:43 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is outstanding! It has a wonderful citrus and farmhouse funk laid over a grist of pale malts. It's got excellent spice character as well. The taste is awesome as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes with a shitload of Belgian yeast esters and a peppery spiciness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with maybe a touch too much CO2. This is a really nice beer with many layers of complexity. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 16:21:51 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is orange and hazy and forms a big soft white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is big.

Aroma is sweet with a little citrus in there. Smells good too.

Beer is sweet and slightly dry, finishes oddly bitter with a hint of basil in the mid and late palate. The spice flavors linger at the end of the beer. Pretty creamy and smooth on the palate, overall a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 02:33:14 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to djrn2 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a white head. Looks about like a tripel is supposed to look.

The aroma is outstanding. I get a load of wheat and Asian basil as well as some nice fruit notes. There is also a nice Belgian yeast aroma and some muddled spices.

The flavor is just as good if not better. I get a lot of wheat and lemons, along with some cherries. The yeast and basil are once again present and compliment the other flavors very well. The beer is somewhat dry and is very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best American-made tripels I have drank.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:25:45 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange-gold color with a bubbly, off-white, two-finger head of foam. It left behind sticky patches of lace.

S - It smelled a little funky, a little spicy and peppery. I think I could smell the Thai Basil or maybe I just convinced myself that I did.

T - I could taste the basil. There were also notes of lemon and spicy pepper. Good flavors of grains and light caramel added depth and balance.

M -It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale that hid its high ABV well.

D - It really liked this beer. It was one of the most unique tasting brews that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 01:19:58 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is very well carbonated, in the time I popped the cap, put in a rubber stopper and sat down at my computer a bunch of yeast was circulated within the bottle such that my first pour into my 25cl tulip glass is quite hazy. The head is quite voluminous and rises a full two-fingers in height above the rim of my glass, not too mention that the head in the glass is a four-fingers in height. The head is a pale cream, off-white color, while the beer is a deeply hazy, orange tinged, light amber hue that only gets lighter when held up to the light. The aroma is quite interesting, it definitely has a lemon-like aroma to it as well as a piquant spiciness to it that is a combination of savory, slightly earthy and significantly herbal notes that I can only assume is contributed by the Thai Basil as it is quite unique. Hints of ginger, a solid woody pepper note, lots of earthy / musky yeast character, including a yeast dough note. This is a very aromatic brew, quite complex and I like that the Thai basil is but one component; actually if not told about it I could easily be convinced that this was not spice at all.

Soft and creamy for a split second before the carbonation kicks in and creates quite a bit of froth. This has a nice, sort of astringent, bitterness to it that doesn't quite seem all contributed by hops. This has quite a complex flavor to it, though there is perhaps an overarching herbal note that seems to tie everything together. Sweet, almost honey-like malt flavors don't intrude on the fact that this is a light quaffable brew for a beer of this strength; some of the sweetness seems contributed by ester-driven, higher alcohol notes as well as a soft, lemon-like citrus component. Flavors of clove are significantly noticeable, but only after I start to contemplate the lingering note in the finish. This has a yeasty bite to it near the finish. There is a soft fruitiness here that seems quite a bit hidden by some of the herbaceous notes, but still provides hints of aromatic apples and a touch of tart plum.

A tasty Tripel, perhaps a touch hot at times, but I definitely like the mix of flavors that are found here. I am curious how this would taste if the powdery, fluffy yeast had not been stirred up into the beer from the ample carbonation (I like the carbonation though).

Purchased: South Bay Drugs, Imperial Beach CA

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 15:41:18 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a hazy looking yellow color, Really nice looking head that fluffs up quickly and laces the glass fairly well. The smell of the beer has a sweet, grainy aroma with hints of lemon in there too. The taste of the beer is light and refreshing. The mouhtfeel is soft and has it fades there is a nice little bite in the end. Overall it's a pretty good brew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 17:18:37 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into glass chalice:

Pours golden with a foamy white head. Trailing lacing sticks.

The smell is spicy - basil/herbal notes with some bread and banana.

The taste is of herbal spicing - basil apparent but not overly done. It has a grainy/slightly grassy backbone, along with mild banana and a sweet touch in the middle. Alcohol doesn't show too much in flavour, but, along with controlled spiciness and vigorous carbonation, lends a refreshing dryness to the finish.

An interesting, spicy twist to the style with the addition of basil. A Belgian-style with an Asian flair. Interesting, and a fine pairing with spicier Asian food.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 14:34:59 | More by jwc215
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear yellowish orange in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Spotty lace develops during the session.

Smell: yeast, pepper and some other general spiciness is easy to detect.

Taste: grassy malt base with yeast, coriander, pepper, a nice bitterness, and a light alcohol presence make up a flavorful and well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish.

Drinkability: this beer is bold and flavorful, and despite the high alcohol level it goes down quickly. Worth giving this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 17:50:10 | More by Gavage
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Halcyondays

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, served in a Bruery tulip,

A: Pours an opaque burnt orange with a full Duvel-esque white head, somewhat fizzy, great initial impression.

S: Smells a lot more like my dinner than a beer, but a really good smell. Loving that basil, the Belgian yeast strain is secondary.

T: Medium basil flavour, spice is most evident at first. Apple esters and coriander round out the flavour, with a light sake touch at the end from the rice.

M: In a similar problem I had with the Orchard White, there is way too much carbonation, making it difficult to drink at first. Once I coaxed some carbonation out, it was OK, but still kind of fizzy. Overall light body for the style, hides the alcohol real well.

D: Another tasty beer from the Bruery, aside from the carbonation problems, I thought it was quite good. The basil concept was interesting and I really liked the flavour. It made an interesting match to some ginger cookies I was eating.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 06:46:05 | More by Halcyondays
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mactrail

California

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. Clear, pale amber in the tall tulip with a handsome head. Quite spritzy on the tongue. It's like biting into a juicy but mysterious new tropical fruit. Sweet and tart and a poke in the eye. Belgian yeasty flavors take over.

Rich and tangy. Spicy and aromatic flavors. By far my favorite Bruery beer. Crisply fruity like a good cider. Not totally dry with the lingering breath of sweetness. Overall it's a more drinkable sort of Tripel and thoroughly likable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 06:13:19 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

another interesting and delicious offering from the bruery. this one pours a nice light golden color, mostly clear, with a really massive white frothy head with fine retention. the nose is like fresh picked apricots. I know there are none in here, but I don't smell basil or sweet malt at all, not even Belgian yeast really, but fresh apricots, its really tempting and unexpected. the flavor is subtle, not as sweet as most tripels, and yeasty more like a saison. the peppery yeast goes well with the basil, but the basil is way in the back, hardly distinguishable if you didn't know to look for it. the rice seems to add some nice body, as this beer is pretty full for its color. very bright carbonation too. overall a really appealing beer that seems to be just right in early spring. its got the right amount of spice and herbs going on, thus maintaining its drinkability despite its higher abv. as good as expected, the bruery can do no wrong in my book.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:39:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice, slightly cloudy deep yellow with a nice white 1/4 inch head and some light lacing

S: A yeasty, grainy presence with light banana, cloves and hint of light citrus

T: Nice and refreshing come to mind. Nice little clove presence upfront with banana, apple and some very light citrus. It is dry, crisp and a bit sweet. Very light bitterness with backseat hay.

M: Medium bodied with lingering bite, carbonation is a tweak high i felt but loads of taste are left on the palate

O: Very good

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 16:26:23 | More by barleywinefiend
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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
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