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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch # T12123

P:  A clear shimmering golden body of furious effervescence and crowned with an off white cloud of weightless creamy head. Retention is great and leaves walls of of creamy lacing. 

S:  Sweet candy sugar, bubblegum, peach taffy, powdery yeast, sweet bursts of alcohol, thick sweet malt base, spices, traces of mint, white grapes, sweet apples, banana, pears. Sweet and malty but a very balanced aroma. 

T/M:  Creamy and aggressively carbonated creating a nice dryness. 
Taste is more muted than the nose and delivers a peppery, cinnamon alcohol sting surrounded by a wave of juicy bubblegum.  Fruit really showcases the balanced sweetness and hosts a fantastic base for the herbal and fruit rind hop bitterness.  

O:  I can't believe I waited so long to try this. Every time I saw it in the store I would start to grab it but decided not to.  This was well worth the wait. The rich candy and fruit mixed with the subtle bitterness all in a creamy succulent body.  And given  ABV the alcohol is very well hidden.  This is by far an outstanding Triple.  Another satisfying smokestack. 

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:04:42 | More by Hopswagger
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.