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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Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev -3%
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

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Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MadScientist
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly hazy orange hued, medium amber. The rocky white head is long lasting and enthusiastic.

S: Medium-high esters orange and a moderate basil dominate the aroma. Moderately-light pepper and light clove phenols with a light malt sweetness.

T: There is an orange to peach like fruitiness with a pepper bite and moderate bitterness. A light malt and honey-like sweetness come out in the middle with an off-dry finish and a little hot. There is a moderately-light basil flavor and moderate spiciness. The balance is towards the bitter an aftertaste of honey and hops bitterness.

M: Moderate bodied with a moderately-high carbonation. There is a chile pepper like bit in the back of the throat. Kind of viscous but the high carbonation gives the impression of a lighter body. Moderate alcohol warmth, no creaminess and a light astringency.

O: This review was from my notes with no overall impression.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jmann40
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of davelag
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MCDub
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of KalH
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JonIrabagon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of johnsonni
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ber12
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Bnoise11
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,135 ratings.
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