Tripel Julep
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #499
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,788
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 18.96%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
93
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  8
Gots
  10
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 93 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by qchic:
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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 WOLFGANG
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With derby season in full bloom, even brewers turn their attention to the race track and make a beer that caters to fans of those thoroughbred athletes. The infamous mint julep's simple sweetness, bourbon charm and freshness of mint converge in a beer of the same taste.

Brightly gold and with a slim haze, the beer's mid-statured froth laces impressively as the mint perfume overcomes the nose. The brightness of peppermint carries an underlying sweet scent of powdered sugar and unmistakable caramelly, toasty, charred bourbon. Sweet to taste, a light biscuit flavor is honey-like, confectionate and plays on the early palate like thin caramel.

Soft fruitiness of lemon, apple, pear and orange slide under the radar of taste while the spiciness of clove, white pepper and vinous white wine act to balance the natural flavors of the Belgian-style tripel deep within. But its the special barrel treatment of bourbon barrels that give the beer its roots- boozy, nutty, char, coconut, vanilla and softly caramelized. But those gentle waves of mint brightens the session as a whole.

Strong and sweet, the full-bodied ale has a creamy texture that's off of the vivid and bubbly expression that authentic tripels carry. Hot and prickly on the tongue, the numbing sensation carries an evaporative cooling with the mint and peppery alcohol. An aftertaste of straight whisky chases the flavor into a long minty finish- in true mint julep style.

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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 TheManiacalOne
2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On-tap 5/15/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bubble gum, mint, caramelized malts, some Belgian yeast and some alcohol.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a strong minty bubble gum flavor that tastes a lot like the Fluoride treatment that you get at the dentist. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character, which somewhat tempers the odd flavors. The hops presence is mild and brings a little bit of balance, but not much.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful but not very tasty, does not go down easily, not too filling, very strong kick, not the best representation of style, the weird flavors to me make this beer very hard to drink.

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Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Burt
2.26/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tykechandler
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, golden body with two-finger head that slowly died and left lace patches. Aroma has oak tannins along with touches of yeast and a strong, minty vibe. Woody, smooth bodied beer, booze hidden well other than touch of heat on backend, the mint comes through adding a spicy sweetness and sharpness to beer that passes easily thanks to yeast/wheat twang and a mild fruitiness (with minimal sour patch).

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of garrisonp
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of scray24
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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 ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I had high hopes for this but was so disappointed. It is all mint, all the time. Thin body, no bourbon flavor, no nuances, no Belgian touch... it is like drinking mint syrup. No thanks!

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Jayschool
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Tripel Julep from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 93 ratings