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 jtierney89
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

Look, ma, it's a tripel made with rice! It's gonna taste like Bud Lite, except it doesn't. It taste like AWESOME. It tastes like what winners drink. It smells like banana nut bread after you goldenly pour it into your snifter. And the head rises like a summer thunderstorm's anvil head. It has POWER! Tropical fruity flavors shoot out from all directions like heat lightning. Zapping you with a tartness too, and the occasional zap of a hop or two. The rice is light and fluffy on the tongue like a (cloud analogy).

It's not a tripel, it's its own (violent weather analogy) of aromatics. Superb.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

Look: cloudy, orange and gold. Good carb, fades a little.

Smell and taste – reminds me very much of Belgian style. Tart, refreshing, and the Thai element gives it a distinctive aftertaste.

Overall – very refreshing beer on a summer night while splitting time between the pool and grilling.

I normally like their stuff, this is no exception.

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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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