3xB: The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
This week’s Big Bottle: The Bruery’s Trade Winds Tripel
The Bruery’s Trade Winds Tripel falls into that same category. It has ingredients that you wouldn’t expect in a normal beer. In this case, it’s Thai basil.
I’m sure you’ve had Thai basil before. If you’ve ever had Thai food, that herb tends to sneak its way into almost every dish. Considering that Thai basil is a fairly strong aromatic herb, it falls a little short in this beer. To my (highly untrained) nose it doesn’t make much of an appearance.
The Bruery also decided to go with rice instead of candi sugar which may have taken a little of the sweetness you’d expect in a Tripel away from this beer.
But, now I’m done speaking ill of this beer. It’s actually very tasty. It’s a very nice golden color with a slightly cloudy pour (what you’d expect). It has a yeasty, hoppy, almost raisin aroma to it. The flavor is very citrusy seemingly from the hops and the yeast. It does have an interesting creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a good beer, light and enjoyable. A good beer to drink outside on a warm summer day. I give it a 7.