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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,161 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 76
Gots: 121 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by Badger6:
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Badger6

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip. Bottle imprint says Best By 06/04/14.

A: The body is a translucent orange-brown color with a decent foamy, white head that retains well, reducing to a ring at the glass edge with a sheet of bubbles on the surface on the beer.

S: Belgian yeast aromas dominate. Complementary scents of hay and lemongrass are present, but not heavy.

T: The belgian yeast and fruitiness comes out right up front. Becomes spicy, with banana and bubble gum flavors as it progresses. A clear note of booziness it present almost form the start all the way to the end.

M: Body is light/medium is feel, with a very effervescent carbonation texture. Smooth in feel, and not a hint of dryness.

O: A beautiful Tripel, above average for an American offering, slightly above center mass for an authentic Belgian. This beer is all about the complementary aromas and flavors. The main is just there to carry the good stuff to you for your enjoyment. While the aroma is not powerful, the flavors do follow, and jump it up a bit. Not a bad beer, and a good fit to the Smokestack series.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 00:36:38 | More by Badger6
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.