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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

947 Ratings
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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 111 | FT: 4
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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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Ratings: 947 | Reviews: 318 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

thugherman, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Pauldepaulo
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good lacing, excellent head retention ( wheat/rice?) Belgian tripel, sub candi sugar with rice makes for a very dry sake finish, this would be amazing with seared ahi with wasabi. You can definitely taste the alcohol in this one. 8.1 percent. Overall good but definitely a sipping beer.

Pauldepaulo, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

bdtva, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

vermilcj, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

BRD14, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LambicPentameter, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

brywhite, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kell50, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

claspada, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

-NESTO-, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

csfcmitchell, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Gatordaddy, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Skunkdrool, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Syracuse12, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up off the shelf in NY,no date on it but I believe the summer 2013 bottle
A: very nice white frothy head, 2+ inch with sticky white lace. Hazy but vibrant gold in color
S: lemon rind, pineapple, sweet bread.. Was looking for the basil but couldn't really make it out.. Summery smelling thou and very nice
T: upfront sweet orange/lemon with sour spices. I can easily taste some Thai favors that would go great with a green or red semi-spicy curry
M: medium body, very carbonated with rolling bubbles.

Overall really impressed with this shelf distribution Bruery and I will add to my buy list should I see again

alaimoa, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Paulymd129, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jamesewelch, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bouncepass, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Jenlo_21, Aug 13, 2013
Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.