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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 75
Gots: 119 | 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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tito42

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle to a Smokestack Series tulip. Bottled 11/11/2010, best by 08/2011.

A: Honey gold with some sediment, a thick, off-white head, and very active carbonation.

S: Peppery coriander, banana peel, wheat, and yeast. Very fragrant as the beer warms.

T: A touch of wheat up front and fruity throughout. A kick of coriander and punch of alcohol at the end. The 9.0% shows itself on the back end.

M: Medium-bodied with a nice malt backbone. Slightly creamy with a lot of dryness at the finish.

O: A good Tripel. For drinkability's sake, I'd rather have a New Belgium Trippel, but this Boulevard entry may be more true to the style. Of the Smokestack Series I've tried thus far, I'd rate this ahead of the Seeyoulator Dopplebock and below Tank 7.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 02:25:58 | More by tito42
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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.