Trade Winds Tripel

The usual Bruery presentation in the 750 mL bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. The latest Bruery offering to arrive in GA.

Beautiful pour with plenty of fluffy white head that comes with good lace and retention. The color is interesting because it changes with the light more than most beers. In strong light there is a lovely, bright orange hue and in lower light it takes on a deeper, darker honey color. I like to see it in full light, but either way it looks great. It also exhibits a wide range of other orange shades between the extremes.

The nose gives a hint of the white pepper and alcohol that is to follow, but it gives very little of the herbal qualities that comes through in the initial tastes. The carbonation is just about perfect and lends of lovely, creamy quality to the beer which is a wonderful match for the style. More white pepper and the herbal flavors lend a certain bitterness to the beer that has a sweetness associated with the style.

To be honest this beer is a pretty herbal Tripel, so much so that it starts to touch upon the Saison area. A little more honey and a grassy herbal quality in the finish. The bitterness builds.

Super beer, well made and a pleasure to drink. You have to enjoy that slightly elevated herbal note, but if you do this is a beer for you.

07/25/2010
Brewery:
The Bruery
Style:
Tripel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.1 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.4
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