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Trade Winds Tripel - The Bruery

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88
very good

976 Ratings
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 123 | FT: 3
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-25-2008

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
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Photo of yamar68
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything looks in order... glowing honey gold body topped with a swelling three fingers of loose paper white head, leaving layer after layer of lacing.

Nose is rather nondescript... yeast and clove, esters... no obvious adjunct presence, I tend to think that the basil might be too reminiscent of the naturally occurring tripel spice notes to really make itself known.

Judging by taste alone, I think this is my favorite of the goofy ingredient Bruery beers. Very solid tripel makes for a great backbone to host the subtle thai twist. Smooth stuff indeed.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.