Here is another one that was served at The Bruery Anniversary Tasting Dinner at Spice Table. Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian style golden ale with a Southeast Asian twist, being that rice is used in place of candi sugar in the mash and it’s spiced with Thai basil. This beer is The Bruery’s Summer seasonal release and can be found pretty easily when in season.
The pour is a slightly cloudy golden color with very little head. The aroma is very citrusy with a strong grapefruit presence and a hint of Belgian yeast. Very light crisp mouthful. The flavor follows the aroma pretty well, with a good amount of citrus flavor that is balanced with an earthy Belgian yeast and a slight hint of basil. There is a bit of a banana and clove aftertaste.
I’m a pretty tough judge of Belgian style beers, but this one has to be one of my favorites. It’s nice and light but still manages to pack a great flavor. It has a lot of the same characteristics that I enjoyed in Go Team!
|Name||Trade Winds Tripel|
|Style||Belgian Style Tripel|
Bottle and Draft Release
|Rating||5 out of 5|
Beer Guy LA