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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 108
Gots: 180 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lately it occurs to us that if, back in 1989, you planned on starting a brewery in the back of your carpentry shop, you'd been wise to seek out someone like Harold “Trip” Hogue. A collector of ancient Volvos, Trip was well qualified for the make-do engineering required to coax recalcitrant equipment out of retirement and into making the first Boulevard beers. Today, he is our longest-tenured employee. We offer this rich, golden Tripel in grateful tribute to dedication, everywhere.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: homebrewhawk on 11-24-2007)
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of medium yellow + brass highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized half finger thick cap towards the center of the glass surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast, spices, pale malts, and a light aroma of banana.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana, spices, and that distinctive Belgian yeast. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present in the finish but fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly.

O: A very nice American representation of the style - very enjoyable. The beer is relatively easy to drink though there is a light amount of alcohol present as the beers warms up.

Photo of astroflounder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of msscott1973
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Mark_Griffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Light color, lots of foam. Dry. Typical Boulevard taste. Should have checked the date on the bottle before I bought it. Will try a fresher one next time.

Photo of KShophead
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Bottle dated best by 06/14 (1/2 year out if date):

Had this before with no review. Added a want to do a review with a fresher bottle, but the beer was actually ok, despite its age.

Pour was orange side of yellow, nice small-bubbled head that still rise to a couple fingers. Nose was pretty much shot, but some farm notes came through, as well as a hint of funk.

Taste was cracker beginning with a hint of citrus marmalade added. There was a fair honey-sweet maltiness in front as well. These flavors were consumed by a decent dose of carbonation to cleanse the palate to go into the more earthy than farmhouse flavors that represent the end of the beer. There also seems to be a funk that wants to come out but never does.

In the end, there was a little wet cardboard stale taste to this pour, which I am willing to write off as age. Will update my thoughts on a re-review.

Photo of garthorr
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aphamer
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of brauseboof
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of strandm
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of hoppy_411
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of indurTheB
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of WckdVbz
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed golden color with a large soapy white head. Suds last forever ontop of this Belgian style ale. The aroma has yeast, peach, green banana, pear, grain, and citrus. Perhaps just a whiff of the alcohol is present as well.

In the taste, soft pear notes, apricot, and citrus. Nice job with the yeast, it adds plenty of complexity to the beer alone. Hops are in full force with citrus, herb, and bitterness. Slight bit of hay and funk sneak in as well. Hardly a hint of alcohol.

Dry, effervescent body is perfect on this Tripel. I like a bone dry triple and this is surely that, nice and clean and well rounded.

Overall, this is a classic beer here from Boulevard. Solid flavor yet unique and keeps the drinker interested. I would like to try it fresh, this bottle was aged a bit, but very nice.

Photo of Rbodacious
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Bartos
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of squillingtons
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,317 ratings.