Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.14/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a hazy orange yellow with a big beautiful head on top that stays for awhile and is full of sudsy bubbles that sit at top as creamy smoothness. The beer’s body is hazy, lightly translucent, and peppered with a thick torrent of carbonation bubbles racing to the top. The beer’s lacing is fat and wall-like, with rather large bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass like snow on the ground. On the nose, the beer smells quite hefeweizen-like with thick clove and banana scents alongside sweet lemon bread notes that reveal the Belgian yeast in the beer. The fruity esters on the beer are bright and lively on the nostrils, also hinting towards pineapple and some lighter tropical fruit. On the tongue, the beer tastes surprisingly bitter, but also strongly of banana bread. The taste begins as bitter and lightly medicinal hops which slowly open into lovely banana bread flavors with splashes of lemon and pineapple, though the medicinal bitter remains as an undercurrent on the taste buds. The finish is strong with banana bread, but the aftertaste returns to the surprising amount of hops hiding in this beer, and rings with grassy medicinal bitters. On the mouth, the beer feels fierce with carbonation. The beer is medium in body, and leaves a sticky ichor briefly on the tongue as it travels down the throat. The mouth is left a little burned from the carbonation, and quite dry from the hops, though the tongue does retain some small reserves of saliva. Overall, this beer is surprisingly bitter and harsh on the mouth, but has an awesome smell and some awesome flavors. I think a little gentler of a hand when hopping this beer could be used, but it is an American Tripel after all, and what are we American’s known for if not our overdosing of hops? This is another success from Boulevard! Try this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 02:45:08 | More by Maxwell
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4.63/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is probably the best beer Boulevard makes. Their Belgian born brew master brings the right amount of tradition to the sometimes overly innovative American brew culture.
Appearance- Poured into a tulip glass with a stark white head, the beer is straw colored with a slight orange hue. Overall a gorgeous beer.
Smell- Bright citrus fruit notes. Mild smell of hay. Alcohol is present.
Taste- Alcohol is on the front. Fairly sweet with mild grapefruit notes. Apple notes and mild floral aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Very carbonated. A little dry. Has a mild acidity.
This is my go-to pizza beer. It tastes incredible with pizza.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 03:57:14 | More by _grant_
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.