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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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1,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 96
Gots: 163 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.7%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

IpeeA, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Magambi, Jan 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

aklude, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

bluesplit63, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of mentor
3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy straw-peach color with a nice tan head that settlles slowly. Smells musty and lemon. Very mild aromas. Not much to say about this one, as there isn't much here.

Tastes wet sweet to start with strong flat phenolic. Not clovey and not quite smokey. Yellow cake and esters of orange, rather than my lemony expectation. Grassiness from yeast mixes with the phenolic in an unpleasant way. I know some people dig that flavor, but it makes me cringe. Bleech. Dry finish leaves lingering phenol. Light body, but finish isn't quite as crisp as I'd expect in a Tripel.

mentor, Jul 06, 2008
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3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

11oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip

Appearance: Great orange/tan honey color. Big head with ok retention.

Smell: I'm mostly picking up the yeast and malt. Plus maybe some cloves.

Taste: Bready, sweet, some banana.

Moutfeel: Good carbonation, with a medium body. The aftertaste is a little too dry, almost puckery or like eating dirt. And that aftertaste will sit with you.

Overall: I enjoy trying Belgian style ales. This is an OK one, but not one I'd hunt down again.

allinthehead, Feb 21, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -25.8%

joshwindholz, Aug 15, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

rhoadsrage, Dec 02, 2009
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3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a semi-cloudy orange with a very large off-white head, and some lacing.

smell is not to strong, yeast, slight fruit, and a bit of pear.

taste is carbonated, fruit, sour malt, ends dry and slightly bitter.

overall just an average tripel, does not match up to others.

froghop, May 09, 2009
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3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am a fan of Boulevard beers. Their Tank 7 saison is one of the best I have ever had BUT, after having their dubbel (Nomo) and trippel (Long Strange) I'm thinking they just don't get these styles of beer. The malt presence is just way too high here. The dubbel was almost like a malt liquor and the trippel wasn't far behind. It almost tasted if these beers used malt extract instead of the real deal (and I know the difference tasting many many home brews). Needs much improvement!

Detlef90, Sep 08, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours clear, golden body with a fizzy white head.

Smell: Sweetish candi sugar aroma with notes of bananas, cloves, with a bit of peppery alcohol.

Taste: Honey-coated maltiness with a sticky candy sweetness. Obligatory Belgian esters. A mild, fleeting bitterness is encountered along the way. Touch of peppery alcohol. Yeasty, candi sugar finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat syrupy.

Drinkability: The Long Strangly Sweet Tripel was just a hair too sweet for me.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 15, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

dertyd, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

rumorsofsurf, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Jennille, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

ygtbsm94, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Hardy_Brew, Nov 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

David_G, Mar 13, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Long Strange Tripel pours a a golden color with a nice large lacing head. There is a sweet yeasty aroma with strong notes of Belgian candies. Taste is much of the same, very strong yeast and strong Belgian candy flavor, with a finish that is of banana like esters. Full flavors full body, but just too sweet. Overall a flavorful tripel that is differently good, but on the sweeter side.

vette2006c5r, Aug 04, 2013
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.