nearbeer (4239) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml, batch T8088, courtesy of General Gao. Topaz, with a large spongy head that settles to a lasting disc and leaves delicate lacing all over the glass. Aroma is lemongrass, butterscotch, clove and rum. Flavors of banana-clove, rum, orange, and lemon. Resin and more alcohol on the dry finish. Medium body is too bubbly with carbonation at first, but later smooths out. Has some pleasant chest-warming.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey yellow with a very thick 2” foamy lasting head. Nose-very Tripple, clean, hard to explain further than it smells like a Tripple should. Taste-bran, alcohol burn, high CO2, very very boozy, honey, sweet sweet sweet, apple juice, nutmeg, mace, cardamom, bitter finish. Good basic flavor, but in the end it is just too damn sweet.
Boutip (5223) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey/copper color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast with some fruity ester and nice Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a nice mix between some spicy and somewhat peppery yeast and some fruity ester with light peach notes while being very well supported by medium sweet Belgian malt. Full body with limited filtration and good carbonation while alcohol is not apparent. Very well done and probably one of my favorite US brewed tripel.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle courtesy of dakid. Our first Boulevard beer. Pours a hazy copper color with a massive tannish-white head that settles slowly and heavily laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of spice, pine, caramel, honey, bread, yeast, and some grassy and hay notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with caramel, honey, bread, yeast, ripe fresh fruit, candy sugar and some spice notes. Generally medium body with a sweet and malty finish. Nice tripel style ale.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
lemon, orange, peaches, bananas, some pear perhaps. Pepper. Dry yeast flavor. Sweet but not cloying. Tripel with some faint german wheat and american ale characteristics. Very drinkable. A triple a newbie can enjoy.
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bubbly orange with a 1/2 inch foam white head. Aroma has a light banana, yeasty and biscuit notes with a good amount of cloves and alcohol nose. Flavor is moderately chewy for the style, with an estery and clove flavor up front and moves into biscuit/bready notes in the middle and finishes with a sweet, heavy alcohol ending. Mouth feel is okay but a little light. Overall a great beer which had a smooth flavor and was a very enjoyable beer.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy orange with a thick white head. Nose is yeast, honey, bubblegum and lemon zest. Medium body with scratchy carb. Taste is peach, apricot and pepper. Bitter finish with lime; a bit cloying. Full of flavor but a little rough.
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very creamy, yeasty beginning, notable spiciness, lingering finish, typical of most Boulevard products.
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fabulous beer. The beer welcomes with sweet yeasty smell and the first taste is of... almost spicy sweet tarts. Awesome. The finish on this bright yellow beer leaves you with longing for more.
Friend says, "I don’t really like trippels a lot. But, I like this one. I will drink this one."
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is light orange color, fluffy white head and decent lacing. Yeasty and spicy nose. The flavor was a typical trippel malt bill with lots of fruitiness, orange and other tropical like fruit. The spicing and yeastiness in this was moderate to high. Rich and full in the palate, slightly dry. Not a bad beer, but not knocking my socks off either.