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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,169 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 77
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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MetalHopHead6

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boulevard's Long Strange Tripel is bright and fruity-sweet, with a thin finish.

It poured a beautiful hazy gold with a massive bubbly white head that quickly disappeared leaving only one thin ring. The aroma popped with banana, lemon peel, and yeast. The flavor was more subtle yet more fruity and much more sweet. In addition to banana and lemon, there was something bright, sweet, and citric, such as tangerine. The feel was light, thin, and lacked effervescence.

Long Strange Tripel is delicious, if a bit sweet and thin for a tripel. The high ABV is not noticable while drinking it, which along with the flavor, makes this a dangerous ale. It's very versatile, though, because the flavor and feel would be appropriate to warm weather or a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:41:56 | More by MetalHopHead6
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.