Tripel Julep | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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93 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
18.96%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a small snifter at Bier Station in Kansas City.

A - Cloudy apricot color with a dense, creamy two-finger head. Lingers longer than I care to wait to smell/taste, but shrinks to a healthy film after tanking a drink. Lacing is heavy, like wet snow on a windowsill.

S - Minty, but more of an herbal mint, like a fresh mint leaf. At this point I really get very little of the floral yeasty characteristic of tripels. Enticing but strange.

T - There's the tripel. Boozy, yeasty and an inferred sweetness from the mint. However, it remains more herbal than candy-like mint. Some banana phenols make an appearance on the back of the taste. Some bitterness as well.

M - A little syrupy, like high-ABV booze.

Overall the best word I can use is strange. But in a clearly positive way. If this was an everyday offering, I probably wouldn't buy it all the time, but as a limited brew its worth coming back to.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Buck89
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a divergent opinion, and I like Boulevard beers, but this was very poor. Overpowering minty smell and taste - like a mint julep but with no beer underneath. There was nothing besides the mint. My bartender agreed and apologized for pouring this. Look forward to their other great beers.

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Photo of oberon
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of OKbrew89
2.76/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

On tap. Pours a golden yellow color with a white, one finger head that dissipates slowly and doesn't leave lacing. Nose is an after meal mint. Taste is a little bit of wheat body with a big hit of tooth paste style mint that decimates the taste buds. The faux mint taste actually becomes chalkier and stronger as the beer warms. Medium carbonation and medium body with unescapable mint aftertaste.
I haven't had a mint julep, but I imagine it tastes better than this beer. I pushed through 2/3 of it before I asked for a water to purge my mouth of the mint and get a different beer. Apparently I'm not the only person there who didn't really like it since the bar was giving out a tulip glasses with the beer to get rid of the keg.

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Photo of dhmxray
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a super refreshing beer with much mint & well hidden ABV . I liked the subtle grassiness & pears, married well with mint along with melon . Well worth a try, will get this again

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mgcarney
4.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of garrisonp
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of waddellc2
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Runnercyclist
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of saheider
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Beerislivingproof
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was a little skeptical of a cocktail emulating beer at first but they actually pulled it off somehow. The tripel base provide a good booziness and sweetness to the beer. The barrel age gives it enough oak for you to maybe consider this is actually whiskey and the mint seals the deal. Excellent.

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Photo of Jayschool
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Ron's Corner Tavern 12 oz

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Photo of GTJayG
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlee185
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of bigpty2003
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tripel Julep from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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