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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,223 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 87
Gots: 141 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Best by date of 08.09.13.
Poured from a 12 oz into a tumbler on 12.24.13.

A: Orange with a quickly receding head.

S: Orange, citrus. Very sweet and strong smelling.

T: Alcohol, orange, spicy.

M: Crisp.

O: It does create quite a bit of alcohol burn in the nose and throat. It doesn't seem very well balanced. It is an old bottle though, and I'm not sure how Tripels hold up after time.

WAbeerfiend, Thursday at 01:36 AM
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Kcskeils, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12oz into tulip.

Pours a lightly hazy golden brown with a thick, foamy off white head that dissipates to leaves a medium foam across the surface.

Aroma and taste are a very enjoyable blend of clove yeast phenols, and lightly fruity estery notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done, tasty Tripel.

vkv822, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Zonian1, Sep 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev 0%

zowie, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

Jocelynclonts, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Brewben_James321, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked bottle into 12 ounce Shaker pint glass, "best by date" 03-2015.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly hazy golden color with two finger white head that persisted nicely until a thin unbroken layer of bubbles remained highly carbonated, there was a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread/yeast, pears, banana, some spice.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet bread/yeast, then banana, pears and a little spice, the 9.2% alcohol is well disguised.

PALATE: highly carbonated, creamy, medium bodied.

OVERALL: this is an excellent Tripel, tastes like it came from Belgium but was made in Kansas City, MO. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the style. It's reasonably priced at $8.99, I'll definitely buy this again.

HoppyBastard, Aug 31, 2014
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.