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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Long Strange Tripel aged in whiskey barrels with peppermint leaves added.
Test batch - limited availability.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Sampled at Perennial’s Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - This was definitely a different take on a tripel. Pours hazy dark orange with a white head. The aroma has lots of mint, barrel aged whiskey taste, heavy malt and an odd muddled flavor - very interesting. It has a medium / ful body that is very rich with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with bourbon, heavy malt and lots of fresh crisp mint. The finish is very minty and malty. Interesting and enjoyable, but not sure I’d want a very large portion at a time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at KC Beer Fest 2013, solid and interesting with a predominant, yet harmonious layer of mint overshadowing the warm, slightly spicy tones of the beer and barrel, would like to try this with the mint dialed way back

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1952) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Pours a hazy dark golden color with white head. Minty, bourbon, wood, alcohol flavors. Tastes like a beer to enjoy on Christmas.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Lots of spice. Dark straw. Pretty tart. There is a strong flavor of something I can?t recognize...ah yes, mint. Midwest Belgian beer fest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aman1968 (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
Great beer overall. From a tap served in a Boulevard Smokestack glass. Aroma of mint, bourbon and a little earthiness. Slight sweet taste with a hint of alcohol. Nice creamy texture. Hope to see this beer again soon!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (669) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
Aroma is mint julep straight on, bourbon with mint, vanilla, wood. Very unique. Appearance is brown gold with little to no head, slight spotty lacing. Taste is vivid mint, backend bourbon, vanilla. Surprisingly interesting to drink. Slight chocolate makes for a momentary thin mint quality that I love. Silky smooth only slightly sticky. I’m a big fan of this one. It’s totally weird though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of peppermint, some funky notes, vanilla, oak, and peppery Belgian character. Flavor of peppermint, spicy Belgian yeast, vanilla and candi sugar and tropical fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours hazy dark gold. Aroma is honey, booze, mint, and oak. Taste reflects the same and finishes spicy with heavy oak and booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 oz tulip draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed darker golden with a well formed one inch white head. Nice lacing. The aroma is a pleasant mix of fresh mint, Bourbon barrel and the straw earthy sweet of the base Tripel. All aromas play nicely together, well integrated. The taste is equal parts big mint and big Bourbon. The base Tripel is present, though certainly below the mint and Bourbon. The palate is medium bodied, with a warming alcohol mint finish. Boulevard certainly nailed the mint Julep on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Draft. Aroma of peppermint, faint bourbon and tropical fruit, honeyish sweetness, wood and light citrus in the background. Very unusual combination of traits here. Hazy light golden amber color, head is very fine and slight. Flavor profile is lightly minty throughout, luckily not more so, some faint whiskey and alcohol becoming apparent about midpoint, then seeing the more expected malty sweetness, wood and fruit character appearing late, and finishing warm and smooth. Very low in effervescence, body is certainly full enough. Better than anticipated, to be quite honest. I think this is due to the mint being very much present and detectable, but not overwhelming, and the balance seems like it would be tough to pull off. Definitely not something I would order regularly, though, even if given the chance to. Thanks to Boulevard for the chance to try this outside of the brewery!


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