Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,324 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 106
Gots: 186 | 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:
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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Photo of WoostaBia
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fraz13r
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avitallo
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miguellunarusso
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heyjacqi
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EConnOG
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of medium yellow + brass highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized half finger thick cap towards the center of the glass surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast, spices, pale malts, and a light aroma of banana.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana, spices, and that distinctive Belgian yeast. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present in the finish but fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly.

O: A very nice American representation of the style - very enjoyable. The beer is relatively easy to drink though there is a light amount of alcohol present as the beers warms up.

Photo of astroflounder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of msscott1973
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Mark_Griffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Light color, lots of foam. Dry. Typical Boulevard taste. Should have checked the date on the bottle before I bought it. Will try a fresher one next time.

Photo of KShophead
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Bottle dated best by 06/14 (1/2 year out if date):

Had this before with no review. Added a want to do a review with a fresher bottle, but the beer was actually ok, despite its age.

Pour was orange side of yellow, nice small-bubbled head that still rise to a couple fingers. Nose was pretty much shot, but some farm notes came through, as well as a hint of funk.

Taste was cracker beginning with a hint of citrus marmalade added. There was a fair honey-sweet maltiness in front as well. These flavors were consumed by a decent dose of carbonation to cleanse the palate to go into the more earthy than farmhouse flavors that represent the end of the beer. There also seems to be a funk that wants to come out but never does.

In the end, there was a little wet cardboard stale taste to this pour, which I am willing to write off as age. Will update my thoughts on a re-review.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of brauseboof
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of strandm
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of hoppy_411
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.