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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,345 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 111
Gots: 193 | FT: 1
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 Jtrigonis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of _grant_
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best beer Boulevard makes. Their Belgian born brew master brings the right amount of tradition to the sometimes overly innovative American brew culture.

Appearance- Poured into a tulip glass with a stark white head, the beer is straw colored with a slight orange hue. Overall a gorgeous beer.

Smell- Bright citrus fruit notes. Mild smell of hay. Alcohol is present.

Taste- Alcohol is on the front. Fairly sweet with mild grapefruit notes. Apple notes and mild floral aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Very carbonated. A little dry. Has a mild acidity.

This is my go-to pizza beer. It tastes incredible with pizza.

Photo of Cook82
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Cohasset
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cbgoods
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of robebo44
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Tarps68
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jyoung2012
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Wandano
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ChadA83
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of IPAaron
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oneturbucfan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Badger6
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip. Bottle imprint says Best By 06/04/14.

A: The body is a translucent orange-brown color with a decent foamy, white head that retains well, reducing to a ring at the glass edge with a sheet of bubbles on the surface on the beer.

S: Belgian yeast aromas dominate. Complementary scents of hay and lemongrass are present, but not heavy.

T: The belgian yeast and fruitiness comes out right up front. Becomes spicy, with banana and bubble gum flavors as it progresses. A clear note of booziness it present almost form the start all the way to the end.

M: Body is light/medium is feel, with a very effervescent carbonation texture. Smooth in feel, and not a hint of dryness.

O: A beautiful Tripel, above average for an American offering, slightly above center mass for an authentic Belgian. This beer is all about the complementary aromas and flavors. The main is just there to carry the good stuff to you for your enjoyment. While the aroma is not powerful, the flavors do follow, and jump it up a bit. Not a bad beer, and a good fit to the Smokestack series.

Photo of bigwebguy
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750ml bottle into 16oz mug (mainly because it's the only glassware available to me right now).

Appearance: Pours a bright golden color with a large white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and yields very little lace.

Smell: Melons and mangoes, flowers, spice hints, and a bit of spice. Backbone smells like your typical Belgian yeast. Smells great, and is very potent in the aroma department.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts make up the backbone of this brew with that prototypical Belgian yeasty flavor really shining. Gets fruitier toward the finish- white grape, pineapple, and hints of apple and lemon. There is a very slight spice alongside bittersweet alcohol flavors at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with lively, crisp carbonation and a more refreshing finish. A good amount of warming alcohol at the end.

Overall: This beer is absolutely fantastic. The most memorable tripel I have had in quite a long time.

Photo of dar482
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a bit hazy amber deep orange with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has sweet orange, ripe pineapple, some clove, spice, sour apple, a hint of lemon, a Belgian yeasty breadiness.

The flavor follows of that a sweet musty grape, a lemon zest, white pepper spiciness, and then punch of an apple drying, alcohol, and bittering in the middle that continues onto the end. There’s a caramel bready malt in the middle in the end as well. It is quite dry on the end. There’s a gentle sweetness in the front and then a cleaning dryness follows it up.

Tons of carbonation with a medium to full body.

A really well made tripel that stood up very well against La Fin du Monde. Pairs well with aged sharp cheddar cheese.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.