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: 1,138 |  Reviews: 354
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt 9.4 floz. bottle. Tulip glass. One of those enjoyed & shared with Robert while being engaged in informal but useful beer gathering. Inviting name doesn´t disappoint at beer appearance. Pours honey yellow in color. Rice provides clarity to such a chill hazy look. White, small bubbled, froth creates a close, creamy & slowly dissipated crown. Strong penetrating basil aroma gets along with sweet malts & subtle spiced touch to the nose. ABV is felt as a fragance far away from cloying sweet & spiced aromas from regular Tripel-style beers. Tastes as expected from aromas smooth but flavorful. Oily –no fat- malty texture lingers into a long subtle fruity finish. Low bitterness. Amazing medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Kind warming sensation. Yesterday I said : “Summer Tripel? No way”. Today I down on my knees & bow before a delightful & refreshing experience so “Tripel in a hot day? Why not?”.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice, slightly cloudy deep yellow with a nice white 1/4 inch head and some light lacing

S: A yeasty, grainy presence with light banana, cloves and hint of light citrus

T: Nice and refreshing come to mind. Nice little clove presence upfront with banana, apple and some very light citrus. It is dry, crisp and a bit sweet. Very light bitterness with backseat hay.

M: Medium bodied with lingering bite, carbonation is a tweak high i felt but loads of taste are left on the palate

O: Very good

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy orange and yellow with a huge dense white head into a DFH snifter
S: smells sweet with notes of fruity esters, spicy yeast, a little lemon zest
T: slight bready malt at first, fruitiness, spicy yeast, a bit of basil, some citrus zest, and grassy hops. swallow brings more fruity sweetness, bitter hop, and a bit more spice
M: smooth with slightly prickly carbonation. medium to light in body.
O: A well made Tripel with a nice little twist and something different. Many of those flavors you expect along with a little something extra from the basil. Very easy to drink as well.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spice, yeast, and some herby/basil aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is pretty refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rice and thai Basil? Asian inspired tripel? okay.

Super hazed deep orange glow with a massive sticky and craggy bright white head. Smells like a traditional Belgian tripel, lots of spice, clove touches of coriander and faint banana and bubblegum.

Taste is nice, unique and refreshing. Starts with sweet bready malts and rides into bright fruit; banana, citrus, dried apples, slight fruity pebbles. Basil tart like sweetness hits mid palate with a touch of spice. Finishes dry with a lingering apple after taste. Some spice and touches of alcohol on the finish. Extremely clean though for such a big hazy beer. Even has slight tannins.

An amazing and deeply complex tripel with an amazing amount of layers. Dangerously tasty as well (What 8%?)

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Trade Winds Tripel from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,138 ratings
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