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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,392 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,392
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 109
Gots: 219 | 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:
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 doc_logic
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandon35
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: For Harry Potter watchers, has the exact color of Butter Beer. For non HP watchers that's a hazy, deep gold. Rocky, loose an crackling head. Not getting any lacing.

S: Lemon, spicy phenolics and hop additions. On the fruit side, I get mostly pear and gold plum; the banana is there, but doesn't lend sweetness. Quality pale, crackery malts. Overall impression is some tart and firm fruit flavors with a dryness. Reminds me of pear cider off the bat.

M: A medium body and medium-high dose of steady carbonation. Slightly dry. A tad too sharp.

T: Balance is spot on, not too sweet or heavy-handed with the Belgian candi sugars like some other beers I've had. Excellent peppery, lemon, and woody hop presence keeps the banana in check. Slight sulfur, and good pear flavor.

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

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richwright
4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tastes great! Wish my favorite store still had some.

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spacecake9
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very happy to find this in a 12 oz bottle.
A - Pours a hazy golden color with a big white pillowy head.
S - Aroma of lemon and banana.
T - Some lemon for sure. An earlier reviewer mentioned banana bread and I think he's right on.
M - Light and well carbonated.
O - Very good Tripel. Makes me wish I'd bought the 22 0z bomber.

Photo of tastesogood
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of whatname
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of justintcoons
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Hazy apricot color with 3 fingers of loose, white head. Loads of yeast floating about with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Banana, caramel, pear, lemon, candy sugar, and light potpourri.

Taste
Caramel-glazed banana bread and zesty lemon. Lighter notes of pear and golden apple. Pale candy sugars, dried hay, and potpourri. Notes of coriander, pink peppercorn, and earthy linger. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, spicy, well carbonated, and very dry.

Overall
A well executed Tripel. Complex and true the its Trappist counterparts.

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

Photo of kaiyote
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of eball33
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jessealmlie
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,392 ratings.