Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,460
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 127
Gots: 251 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: homebrewhawk on 11-24-2007

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
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely enjoyed from the 750 ml bottle, this FINE tripel pours a fantastic lightly cloudy yet luminous golden amber with a most excellent layer of white fluffy foam and beautiful lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugars, bubble gum, strong alcohol, light peach notes, and light white pepper. Flavors follow the nose with sweet Belgian candy up front, and mild stone fruit flavor to the rear and sides (improves with warmth along with a light bubblegum flavor), all blended behind a fantastic white pepper note that sears in the strong alcohol of a standard Belgian tripel. Solid carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel and easy drinking. Most excellent! A superb concoction from a brewer that I enjoy more and more with each new brew I try from them.


Photo of brownbeer
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is around two years old.

Poured into a smokestack goblet. Orangey amber with a silk blanket of white head.

Spicy yeast on the nose, mostly clove, white pepper, and lemon rind.

Has a bit of a weizen bock taste to me, with banana and clove coming out pretty strongly.

Not remarkably complex, but it is very drinkable and the alcohol well hidden.

Photo of weatherdog
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

75cL bottle poured into a 20oz. tulip glass. Batch number T8340

Pours a hazy golden orange and a conservative pour still caused about a half glass of fluffy airy head. After a minute the head receded to a one finger depth with much larger air bubbles that average. After several sips the head has receded once again to a tiny layer of bubbles on top the the beer

The aroma is of the classic super fruity spicy Belgian tripel yeast smell. There is no mistaking what style this beer is and I'm loving it

The taste is a little fuller than other tripels I have had. I'm not sure if it was as attenuated as others in the style. The fuller taste isn't very detracting though. Up front all the citrusy fruits are present and ending with a nice clean crisp dryness. The 9% alcohol can be tasted in some warmth but it isn't smack you in the face or overpowering the other flavors. The aftertaste has a little too much yeast taste that lingers a bit. This has been in the fridge for some time so I would imagine most of the yeast would have dropped out of suspension but one never knows with a bottle conditioned beer.

The carbonation is suitably high for the style and helps with the drinkability a lot since it is a bit filling.

A solid tripel from a domestic brewery and I was glad I was able to obtain many of the smokestack beers through a friend. My only complaint is it felt a little too full in the body but I won't have any trouble finishing this whole 75cL bottle by myself.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:

Part of Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Smokestack Series. Pours with a quick-brimming off-white foam with a sufficient head retention as the lacing sticks to the glass quite well. Nearly crystal clear with a glowing pale golden color. Peppery alcohol, hint of tropical fruit, faint white chocolate and a little bit of medicinal phenol in the nose. Moderate crisp body is extremely fluffy with lots of rolling carbonation which is par for the style. Maltiness sets the tone with a strong foothold of light bready and doughy biscuit flavor, both the phenols and hop bitterness balance with herbal and sharp accents. The alcohol comes off a little spicy but only slightly warming, it's a bit tame which is great, but deceiving. Dried fruitiness middle to end with apricot, pineapple, mango. The finish is close to bone dry.

Very impressive, looks like someone did their homework before jumping feet first into this Belgian style. Kudos to Boulevard for this most excellent Tripel.

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large bottle, caged and corked, pours cloudy darker apricot, loose and also fine bubble light head and film, bubbles rising to the top....light sheeting and just spots of lace...fruity nose, notes of tropical fruit, gin, juniper bite, smoke, yeasty goodness. Tasty and complex triple from Kansas City..who would have thunk it...good stuff

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 head, gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, honey, and hay

Taste: peppery and earthy hops, honey, and hay

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with a bitter middle and a less bitter end

Overall: This is arguably the best tripel I have had so far. I love how clean it is and the spicing seems just about right. I could certainly see myself picking this up again.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is orange citrus with Belgian yeast, spices and some alcohol. The flavor is alcohol, citrus (oranges and pears) with some coriander, pepper and Belgian yeast. The alcohol is rather strong in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy honey gold with massive, billowing, clingy, white head.

Smell: Spicy, wih clove and pepper. Rounded out with banana and other fruits.

Taste: Nice semi-sweet core of banana, fleshy fruits and bread. Over that is a dry layer of clove, pepper and grassy hops, which lingers on the finish. Fantastic balance.

Feel: Highly effervescent with a medium body and dy finish. Very refreshing.

Overall: One of the easiest drinking 9% beers I have had. This is also a fantastically balanced, superb Tripel. Boulevard really knows how to make some killer Belgian-style beers.

Photo of magictrokini
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with a frothy white rocky head. Clean, fresh aroma of spun sugar, clove, apricots, straw, yeast, and gingerbread. Sweet, yet tangy taste without being syrupy. the combination of clove and rosemary is incredible as it gives it a taste of sweet sage. More clove and yeast towards the back, with the gingerbread cookie finish. Everything is subdued without losing any flavor. Excellent beer.

Photo of Kraken
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 08/06/09

Poured from a 750ml bottle bottle into a couple of standard water glasses. Split with gf. The gentlest of pours coaxes a massive five finger head of rocky off white head. head exhibits tremendous staying power, however leaves no lace. Color is a wonderful clouded glowing orange with plenty of suspended sediment.

Nose- Interesting. Mild lemon citrus with underlying medicinal notes.

Pallate- Nice. Light lemon zest, heavy on the medicinal notes. Very subtle and pleasant. Some vanilla. Finish is very long with a nice moderate bitter bite. Moderately sweet. Shows it alcohol in the long dry finish.

Drinkability- Good but a bit strong.

Mouthfeel- Mildly carbonated, a little slick in the mouth.

Photo of beerkittycat
2.87/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a very murky yellow-orange despite being careful to store upright and pouring slowly. A vigorous white head nearly clears the lip of my tulip glass but then settles into about a centimeter of foam for the duration. Aroma has some nice esters of lemon and orange along with the familiar spicy Belgian yeast characteristics. Unfortunately, there are also some distinct fusel alcohol aromas akin to nail polish remover lingering around. Flavors of the same lemon and orange along with a nice balance of sweet malt are quite nice but alas the fusel alcohol overcomes the finish and causes me to curl my nose as I swallow. Moderate hop bitterness and the effervescent carbonation may also contribute to the dominance of the fusels as well. This beer had some great potential but the fusels need to be removed.

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Best by date of 08/09/2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very yeasty and funky smell with lots of fruit esters. Big scent of Belgian yeast with hints of barnyard funk, white pepper, and clove spices. Big hints of banana, pear, apple, and bubblegum. Grassy hops and hints of citrus orange and lemon. Pale bready malts with hints of wheat grains, biscuit, and crackers. A very zesty and fruity aroma. Good use of the yeast.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a yeasty, spicy, and funky Belgian taste with big fruit esters. Funky Belgian yeast throughout with a good dose of white pepper and clove spicing. Lots of fruit taste with notes of banana, pear, and apple along with some bubblegum. Citrus orange and lemon. Also some grassy hops in the mix. Bready pale malts with notes of wheat, cereal grains, biscuit, and crackers. Fairly bitter and dry taste with lots of zesty spice and fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, spicy, and very drying.

Overall: A really good take on the Belgian Tripel style. Nice balance of spices and fruit esters. Very zesty.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad at all. And I would be hard pressed to find a better tripel than this . . . That being said, I still think it should have a more intense carbonated feel. Still looking for something that feels like La Fin Du Monde and tastes like Allagash. Terrific tripel though and would gladly revisit this anytime.

Photo of smc143
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up front, I loved this beer. It is strong, though, and after one, I felt it.

I didn't buy a chalice or a goblet or a snifter or a tulip glass. I poured it into my trusty Boulevard pint glass. And while I am fully aware that I may have missed out on some key character of the beer by totally disregarding the directions, I feel that I still got as much of a good sense of it as someone with my limited beer snobbitude would anyway.

The head bubbled up with a tiny delay, making me glad that I poured the glass only slightly over half full. The clean white bubbly head simmered down quickly, however, leaving just this thinner layer after a minute or so. By the time I finished, there was just a small, thin ring of white lacing at the bottom of the glass. The smell was clean and fruity, with an earthy undertone, and a heavy reality check on the alcohol content (9%). The appearance was a bright golden hue, cloudy and carbonated. The first sip was a knock out for me, not having had anything else to drink before hand. "Whoo, that's some strong beer!" came from the husband. (But he drinks Bud Light.) The first sweet, fruity, malty hit on the tongue gave way to some crunchy, pepper-ish sensations. This beer is not heavily carbonated, and after the first initial sips, the alcohol-burn seemed to go away. Or I stopped noticing. I liked it. A lot. But like other abbey tripel style beers, I can't drink too many. They make me sleepy. :)

Photo of hagbergl
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance (4.5/5): Hazy golden-orange color with a large creamy white head. Visible bubbles on the side of the glass. Tripels are in my opinion the best looking style in the beer world, and Boulevard's take looks outstanding. Not as deep of an orange as some that I've seen, but still a gorgeous specimen.

Smell (4.5/5): Aromas of apricot, banana, and sweet tropical fruits from the yeast as well as some light breadiness. Very pungent, the yeast dominates. A bit reminiscent of La Fin du Monde, but more of a wheat/banana note than I remember tasting in that beer.

Taste (4.5/5): Apricot, orange, and banana in the beginning with some nice yeasty tang. A bit medicinal in the finish, though not an off flavor. It gets more complex as it warms, as any good high gravity beer does. Speaking of alcohol: there's hardly any alcohol presence is noticed, besides a little warmth in the chest and throat.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Smooth–the carbonation level is nailed. There's a perfect bit of tingle as it goes down the hatch. Creamy from the first sip; the body on this is a satisfying medium.

Overall (4.5/5): Long Strange Tripel is probably the best American take on the Belgian Tripel style I've had to date. It's fairly traditional, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's fruity, yeasty, generously carbonated, and–despite the high alcohol–quite easy to drink. Awesome flavor and exceptional feel. Get it when you can in four packs.

Photo of frankiepop
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am becoming more and more impressed with Boulevard. Here I just had to try a tripel named after a Grateful Dead song!!!

I haven't seen such crass commercialism since Ben and Jerry's released Cherry Garcia. This is a good tripel. Long Strange tripel more importantly is a unique different tripel. I commend the brewers here. It's a challenge to differentiate your tripel. I respect the difference or as Pepe Lepew said, "Vive la difference!!!"

The first thing that hits me is a strong malt aroma and taste. Wonderful. In the background you get some fruitiness balanced by some dry hoppiness flavor. Good stuff. I recommend you try it.

So listen to some Dead when you drink this beverage. I mean what else pairs with this. Years ago I went to a great Dead concert. That you missed. Garcia would play long great guitar solos just out in space. Go hear 1969's Live/Dead; Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, or my fave Anthem of the Sun!

Photo of turamarth
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the proper first gen smokestack chalice.

Appearance: First drop that hits the bottom of the cup erupts into a big fluffy head, even the most careful pour from me gave a large amount of head. The head it self is nice and white. The body is a pretty light amber/ hay color, and you can see lots n lots of tiny little bubbles. Lots of sticking on the glass and great head retention.

Smell: Good hop smell right of the bat. Deeper into the nose is a sweet malt note. Maybe a little sourness. There is a fruity smell, but I can't pinpoint the note.

Taste: You can tell this beer has a slightly higher abv, but its complimented well by the other flavors. There is a nice bready taste that sort of carries over into a dried hay flavor. The beer seems to be slightly heavier on the malts vs hops, but still very balanced as par with every other bully product.

Mouth: A great carbonation feel. The body is fairly light, but the head of the beer stays with the entire drink, so it sneaks into your mouth and provides a tasty slightly creamy contrast to the light body.

Drink: This is very drinkable for the abv. I could see my self getting into trouble with this beer.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer opens with a soft pop of the cork then pours a full light tan foam head that fades back into a cobweb. There is a sea of microbubbles that swirl through the orange body.
S- This beer has a soft floral perfume note with only a faint sweetness. Otherwise pretty clean
T- This beer has a soft light sweetness to a thin flavor of fruit that fades to a pungent hop finish with a soft pine note. The faint note of apricot and a big boozy alcohol heat that covers everything but the hops.
M- This beer has a light thin mouthfeel with a soft fizz and no alcohol heat when cold but it lingers in the aftertaste. Then it soon grows to a big alcohol heat that grows and grows.
D- This beer is a bit thin and light which is ok until the big boozy alcohol heat and pungent hops bitterness covers up all the subtle flavors.

Photo of Reino
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chris (ckeegan04)!

Appearance- A nice apricot hued brew pours from this cool 750ml bottle, producing a fizzy, sparkly two and half finger head. The head must have been having a bad trip because it disappears much too quickly. I'd like to have it stay around longer and trap some of those delicious volatiles the beer is producing, but unfortunately, that's not the case. When held to light, the apricot/gold shines bright, and a watery blond is visible on the bottom of my goblet. There is pretty much no lacing left by the head. If you look at my scores for this beer, you can tell I think Boulevard crafted a hell of a Belgian tripel, but apparently they missed the memo on what a tripel's head should be about.

Smell- Whoa, sweetness galore. Me likes. Synthetic banana (like in candies like Runts or Laffy Taffy), sweet pear, and just a tiny little hint of coriander. The yeasty spice is definitely hiding, but it's there. The more I sniff this beer the more I get orange juice, or not even orange juice so much as Sunny D. Anyways, it smells very good.

Taste- Well, sweetness from the nose, say hello to your old friend spice. People who know me on BA know that I am very wary of coriander because certain breweries go way overboard with it. I much prefer clove, but this beer delivers lots of coriander right up to the point of too much and then pulls back the reigns. Candi sugar, sweet pear and that synthetic banana are entangled with coriander, some pepper notes, and a touch of clove. As it warms, these flavor combos almost form a sweet celery flavor. It sounds gross, but I don't like celery and I like this flavor. The beer's flavors don't really progress in your mouth, which is not always a bad thing, until the very last second. It's pretty much a mash-up of everything all at once, and then, at the very end, you get a faint heat with that orange juice (citrus hops?) sweetness that lingers on the tongue. The best way I can describe the finish is that it's like a weakly made Screwdriver with that OJ sweetness that is just the tiniest bit altered from a bit of alcohol being present. I have had very few tripels that don't make me nauseous from too much sugary sweetness. The spice of Long Strange Tripel does an excellent job of balancing, and if there were more clove and stronger/truer banana/pear notes, I think I'd be in love.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation of this beer is so high that it nearly burns your tongue off. Obviously it is suppose to be high, but I think they went just a tiny bit too far. Maybe that's why the head disappeared. The high carbonation shot it up to the ceiling. That Screwdriver flavor sits on the middle of your tongue and lingers on it with coriander hanging in there, too. The high carbonation and the bit of alcohol really burn that flavor combo into the tongue because of the carbonation. Not an unpleasant feel, but not perfect, either.

Drinkability- I rarely enjoy tripels (unless we really count some of those Unibroues as tripels), but this one did almost everything right that most tripels do wrong for me. The 9% goes down quite nicely, never trying to show up the sweet and spicy flavors. I could drink a lot of this in one sitting. If they fixed the head retention, this beer would be a monster. This beer could have a Unibroue sticker thrown on it and you wouldn't second guess it. That's a big compliment in my book.

Photo of lnashsig
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've traded this away many times, and am somewhat embarrassed that I have never actually had it myself. So, here we go: this bottle was so difficult to get the cork out of, that I almost used a wine opener to get into it. Seriously difficult, my wife said "I hope its worth it!". After finally getting the cork out, it let out a large POP. Poured into my DFH snifter, pours a cloudy light orange color, huge fluffy head fills the glass. Retention for days before I can actually drink it. Beautiful really. Smell- tart cherries, lemon citrus, bisquity bready aroma. Taste- nice sweet and tart cherries, followed by a dry bitterness, some watery qualities to it, but not a knock on the beer at all. This is refreshing, complex, and overall hides the 9% ABV like a charm. Glad to be able to get this year round, yet another solid offering from Boulevard's Smokestack Series.

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a lot of white foam on top, pretty good staying power and left behind a good bit of lacing.

S: Some orange, apple, apricot. On the fruity side with light spices.

T: Again, fruity. Some apple, apricot, and a little bruised apple as well, orange to a lesser extent. Slight hop presence, and again, light on the spice/yeast.

M: On the sweeter side, medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O: Pretty good tripel, fruit forward with less focus on spice/yeast. Drank very easily, would have it again.

Photo of tastybeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold, clear with little floaters everywhere (sinking fast to the bottom) and a whole bunch of carbonation bubbles. The head on this is fantastic. Large, billowy, sticky foam. Aroma is sweet, floral, delicate, spicy, and soothing. Warm apple pie slides to mind. Taste is a welcome match. Sugar cookie dough, fruit, spice, banana cream, and coriander-like. Mouthfeel is smacky through the finish/almost chewy. Smooth and medium-fullish body. Delicate carbonation distributed evenly throughout. Overall very nice. Always a great style for the holidays and this is a very enjoyable example of it.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml. Cage/cork

an Orange and gold color, moderate fizzy white cap, which is surprisingly gone pretty quick.

Sweet and tangy, very citrus upfront aroma. Big yeast, which is great, sweet and very earthy, wild effect with tart candy.

A strange fruity array in the taste, the balance is thrown off here by the citrus and sour effects that don't seem to get in check with the malt or hops. The yeast flavor is unique, not in a great way for me at least. The malt comes across as slick and sweet, tangerine and grapefruit seems odd for the style to me. I look for earthy, tangy yeast to compliment the malt and hops, this one dominates with wild, but strange flavor's.

The feel is a bit more relaxed than I like, I look for a crispy, dry, tartness and this one comes over as a bit heady in the malt. Not as lively and dry as some Tripel's that i love the most.

All in all, a bit weird, unique for sure, but the flavor's don't work together as well as some of the top Triple's. Certainly good enough for a second chance.

Photo of GilGarp
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 08/2011.

750 mL bottle with typically stubborn cork. Boulevard uses corks that can only be extracted with a corkscrew.

Served cold into a chalice, LST is a hazy copper orange color with thick creamy head. Good retention but no lacing.

Aroma is really nice with lemon cake and fresh cut flowers.

Flavor is more intense than I expected from the smell. Strong peppery spice, sour lemons, herbal, and yeasty qualities. All in good balance but more of a punch than the "authentic" Belgian versions.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Ovearll a good tripel but, for $10, I would go with a St. Bernardus or Westmalle for a little more or a sixer of New Belgium for a lot less.

Photo of cokes
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch Number T8172

Blurred-through honey colored with a monumental Cool Whip textured eggshell pillar rising above.
Predominant dough and hay aromas mix with lemon peels, cement, unripe apricots, and applejack booziness. It's neither the deepest nor the broadest of aromas, but it gets the job done.
A soup crackery, Wheat Thin, pale maltiness is the first thing perceived in the mouth. It is then doused liberally with powdered sugar, then widens into vanilla-laced cookie dough and cotton candy. Fruitiness lies in the weeds for a while, but apricots and muskmelons appear after it warms a bit. Yeast brings impressions of slate, white pepper, cardamom, and a more assertive sour-leaning lemon rind. The closure is full of sun baked hay bales and general grassiness. The snappy bitterness helps hide the booze that begins to peek from around the corner.
Full bodied, and pushing syrupy if not for the aggressive CO2. From these bubbles' hard work, it gathers a cottony texture and sprightliness that so many American Tripels lack.
In all, it's just a solid, all-around authentic Tripel.
Well done.

I've now fully realized that this Smokestack Series is something special.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.