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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,070 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1070
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


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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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours light yellow with small head. Visible sediments and yeast from bottle conditioning
S: Orange peel, apricot and some other fruity sweetness on the nose. Very pungent for the style.
T: Refreshingly bright for a tripel with citrus, orange, coriander and a little musty yeast
M: medium mouthfeel and carbonation
O: Boulevard threw in some twists to this tipel to take the traditional style and throw in some WOW factor. The taste and nose are very prevalent just like I enjoy. A must buy if looking for a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:58:18 | More by SavvyStudent
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One of the best Tripels I have had. The closest American version to this one is Schlafly. Pours a mostly clear orange color into my Chimay goblet. Big delicately bubbly head with much better retention than most Tripels. Thin bands of lacing form on the glass.

Aroma is light fruit (apples and pears), spices (mostly pepper and Belgian yeast.

Taste is more of the same. The flavors are very pronounced and there is kind of a ripe cheese flavor that I find in most of the better Tripels. Everything is just right. The fruity backbone is slightly sweet, Spicing tickles the tongue and the yeast adds plenty of flavor. As with most good Tripels, the alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth while the spicing and yeasty flavors add to it. No evidence of alcohol.

This is an outstanding Tripel, not to be missed.

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Long Stange Tripel – Tripel (9.2%) - Boulevard Brewing Co. (Missouri)
☆☆☆☆

App: Beautiful, golden-apricot pour with a serious two finger head that persists nicely. Very cloudy, with noticeable sediment and steady carbonation. Tons of that sticky, dense lacing you expect from belgian styles.

Smell: Warm creamy esters very forward. Aromas of apricot, lemon, and an orange blossom like floral aroma. The esters are very forward, hiding all hops and all but a touch of graininess.

Taste: Slightly sour on the foretaste with spicy hints of white pepper that comes through with apricot and citrus rind. Not out of line for what you'd expect from the nose. Esters even more present in taste, with some low alcoholic flavor. Hops bitterness comes through subtle and pleasant after swallowing. Balanced, considerate, and well crafted, but not my favorite tripel.

Mouth: Very actively carbonated which makes an otherwise solidly medium bodied brew feel that much lighter. Alcoholic warmth is present, especially after swallowing.

Home tasting, 750ml bottle into Snifter. 4/10/14.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Well, the first days are the hardest days, says master mechanic Trip Hogue, one of our first employees. We gratefully dedicate this rich, golden Tripel to all those who keep on playing in the band." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel. Available as a year-round 12 oz. 4 packs, in 750 ml. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Boulevard tulip. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours an explosive white-gold head head of a crisp, frothy consistency that retains very well with light, spotty lacing. Body tone is a very hazy golden yellow with moderate carbonation and cloudy sediment. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma consists of mildly sweet wheat malts and biscuity pale malts for some body with a mild Belgian spice in the aroma. The aroma is very clean. Potency is medium. 4

(Taste) Bready pale and wheat malt generate a moderate sweetness that follows through with a delicate yeast spiciness, finishing with a touch of cider esters and alcohol. The simplicity is notable against others in the style, but such may be desirable for fans of a traditional Belgian Tripel. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, fluffy and peppery. Carbonation adds some mild spritely carbonation for a soft crispness. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Well balanced- an appropriate level of malt and fruity sweetness is well countered by peppery spice, tart fruit notes and the slight touch of alcohol. Alcohol presence is moderate, accented by the mildness and simplicity of the flavors. 4

(Overall) Long Strange Tripel is overall a very enjoyable, yet simple Tripel with some mild, but expected roughness around the edges. I somewhat prefer Boulevard's other Belgian-styled offerings, as I find many slightly better built. However, Long Strange Tripel would certainly be a viable option for anybody looking for an enjoyable, traditional Belgian Tripel. Highly drinkable. 4

Boulevard Brewing Company's
Long Strange Tripel
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.