adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Cloudy, dark golden appearance with a white head. Minty, spicy Belgian yeasty, a touch boozy, citrusy, light whiskey aroma. Tangy, organic, spicy/minty, orange citrusy, a bit spicy yeasty, somewhat boozy/whiskey flavor. Kind of seemed all over the place.
Camons (8000) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours hazy dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malty, honey, mint, yeast, sweet fruit, peach. Taste is malty, yeast, mint, sweet fruit, white sugar. Full body, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. 090312
onceblind (5880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Hazy dark golden with a thick pillowy head. Aroma is interesting mix of Belgian light fruitiness and dry tart mint with a touch of pale grains and dusty yeastiness. Flavor is crisp and full, with notes of cereal grains, dusty yeast, light Belgian malty fruitiness, and a touch of bubblegum and toast, and a light mint essence.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Comes a slightly cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of mint and more mint. Taste is dominated by the peppermint leaves added. Not enough of the Belgian comes through for my taste.
theisti (3517) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Dempsey’s in Lawrence; on tap into Blvd tulip. Golden and cloudy, low clarity. Small head. Aroma is definitely minty like a bit of toothpaste thrown into a strong beer. Surrounded by warming alcohol, a bit like beer mouthwash. Sweet Belgian underneath that with heft. Flavor starts off with faint banana hard alcohol candy and then comes along minty finish. I like it, cool. It’s like sweet mint and alcohol. Probably exactly what the brewers wanted. Thick body with lighter carbonation.
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!