Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Bruery Trade Winds
While clearing out his cellar, my friend Deuane pulled out a bottle of The Bruery Trade Winds. The beer pours a golden color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of wheat, banana, pepper, and plantain. The taste started off with a sweet orange flavor and some banana before a light pepper accent with a spicy yeast came out to play. The finish was dry and spicy as well with some biscuit flavors. The alcohol content is 8.1% ABV. I would say this was an interesting an memorable triple, as it had a different flavor profile than most other triples. The amount of citrus flavors and off-centric spices were a new frontier for the style, and they worked quite well with the banana, pepper, and biscuits.