RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Long Strange Tripel aged in whiskey barrels with peppermint leaves added.
Test batch - limited availability.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13516) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Keg at Beer Run, 6/6/16. Clear amber, thin creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toothpaste and a bit of citrus and rye. The taste is strong mint, anise, bready malt. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestergaard (2086) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016
On tap at City Tap House. Pours a clear amber with a small og white head. Aroma has bourbon, honey, malts, hops, whiskey sour, light cumin spice. Taste is sweet, spicy, lots of bourbon, boozy, minty, again this weird cumin note. Average carbonation and an oily body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2016
The Smokestack Series has taken beer to some truly unique places. Tripel Julep is weird on a whole other level. It looks like your regular Tripel. Looks are where things stop being normal. They really went balls out with the mint in here; its not subtle at all. Big minty aroma. Strong herbal, minty taste, too, plus some partially sweet bread flavors. You feel the peppermint as well. Fresh and cooling sensation, which is definitely not unpleasant but really unusual. This wont become a new Smokestack favorite but I have to admire the fact that this is completely crazy yet not disgusting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (2134) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Draft/Fest. A- Peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen toothpaste. A- Gold color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Mint, mouthwash, strong. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, minty finish. O- This had so much potential and while it was good, the mint was simply overbearing and too much. Pull back the mint and itll be much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (721) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Interesting...minty pepper aroma. Funk throughout...combo not off putting...interesting.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tmongoose (2475) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
glass shared and one sip was more than I needed. I truly dont know what they were thinking with this one but this is like scope mouthwash with minty crest toothpaste in a glass. no no and no.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a golden color with a medium sized head & some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is pretty true to form... Lots of bourbon, lots of mint, smells like a dange cockedtail. Sort of boozy, a touch spicy... Mostly minty & bourbony.

The flavor is indeed mint-julep-esque, in fact not much of the character of the Long Strange Tripel remains after the mint and barrels have had their way with this. Its booZy and its weird... Its also tasty, and really I think its supposed to be all of the above.

Fun

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 13, 2016
Pretty good and quite spicy. Very Belgish and golden in features. Easy to enjoy too was.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AsturBrew (2) - stuart, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2016 does not count
Wasnt sure about this but added this to a flight at The Distillery in Savannah and really liked it. Balanced and full of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Chucks CD, Seattle. Heavy, red-tinged gold, clear. Small foam. Intense menthol, mint, alcohol very present. Not bad. Toffee, christmas-like candy. Anise, biscotti. Heavy, thick. Very interesting, unique, glad I tried it but not for me. Interesting that this beer draws so many opinions ... you seem to love it or hate it (unless youre me, and youre firmly in the middle).


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