Trade Winds Tripel | The Bruery

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Trade Winds TripelTrade Winds Tripel

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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

Added by Bitterbill on 05-25-2008

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Ratings: 1,132 |  Reviews: 351
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color was classic tripel---cloudy amber, almost orange. Aroma was nice, but weak. (Maybe my sinuses are acting up). Flavor was absolutely stunning. All the wonders of a tripel, plus a bit of fruitiness, and the basil really gives it a nice spice. Not overpowering by any means, but just so flavorful and moderate. Nicely balanced. I need to try this a few more times before I really get a handle on it. Highly recommended to fans of the belgian style.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this during a summer cook out. It looked very inviting in the glass with a color of the inside of an orange, but I felt the aroma was a little on the weak side. I couldn't taste the thai spice they were talking about but it was refreshing with a crisp finish. Overall it was pretty good, but I can't say I'll be investing in another one.

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,132 ratings.
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