Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.5/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750mL corked bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: rich, deep golden color with just the slightest hint of haze and tubs of apparent effervescence. Head is at least 3 fingers, ivory in color and big, rocky and tenacious in nature. I'm impressed.
Smell: a veritable orchard. I love the apples and pears, but there's also some of the raisin and plum I associate with the tripel's darker cousins: strong dark Belgians and English barleywines. They should make incense of this stuff.
Taste: very good, although it didn't set me into a reverie like the aroma. Delicious orchard fruits on top of a sticky sweet malt base; for the most part what I'm looking for in a tripel. The alcohol is a little more readily apparent than in other tripels I've had (though I'll admit I'm having this a few degrees warmer than normal). The more I drink of this, the more it appeals to me.
Mouthfeel: medium body with Brobdingnagian carbonation yields a spectacularly creamy texture. While it's true a tripel has to work pretty hard to get a bad mouthfeel score from me, this one has worked hard enough to get a good one.
Drinkability: this is a delicious beer and I would not hesitate to drink all of it I find. It is definitely among my favorite tripels.
I found this beer at a local grocery store that had about two dozen good micros; a below-average selection for this area. Among those, however, was a case of this stuff for $8.99 a bottle. I don't know what the beer buyer there was thinking, but I shall be patronizing this store again soon.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2010 04:15:42 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
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 1,034 ratings.