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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

856 Ratings
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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 44
Gots: 85 | FT: 3
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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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/13/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of fruity/earthy yeast with balanced spice and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, light apricot, black pepper, basil, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity yeast flavors with balanced spice and pale malts; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding tripel! Fantastic fruity/spicy yeast complexity with balanced spice and pale malt flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle in to a snifter.

A- Pours an yellow-orange/gold body with a one inch fluffy white head that settles down after a few minutes.

S- My allergies are kicking my ass at the moment so my nose is a bit stuffed. I'm getting lots of pear, some lemon, and Belgian yeast.

T- Almost a little funky with sweet fruity notes and a mild peppery spice. Damn good.

M- Medium body and slightly creamy with quite a bit of carbonation.

O- So easy to drink. Very different from most tripels I have had as it more closely resembles a witbier with its lemony citrus flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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The aroma has spice, herbal, and orange peel with heavy Belgian yeast.

The flavor follows with lots of yeast that almost gives the beer a funk. The general flavors are of stone fruits, pineapple, and orange with pepper and a heavy drying on the back. The Thai basil is relatively absent as the spicy and yeast qualities mask it.

A decent attempt at the tripel style.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.