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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,204 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,204
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 82
Gots: 139 | 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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psuscott1

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 22:26:33 | More by psuscott1
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-23-2013 16:23:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-23-2013 01:56:14 | More by Dave_Treat
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casapy

Idaho

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 00:00:05 | More by casapy
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. Best by date of 2/2014

A - Deep, hazy golden light orange with huge 3 finger white head. Retention is fantastic and lacing is thick.

S - Typical Belgian fruity yeast, sweet citrus fruit, some tropical notes, apricot. Some light malt, floral and herbs. Hints of spice also evident.

T - Nice Belgian yeast and fruit up front. Sweet citrus, orange, apricot, mango. The malt comes in the middle along with floral and herb hops. Finishes with a bit of spice.

M - Great lighter body with fantastic carbonation. Kinda dry and spicy.

O - One of the better Trippels that I have had to drink. Refreshing and full of flavor. Try it if you see it. Thank you Matt for the bottle.

09-22-2013 17:04:32 | More by Ri0
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-21-2013 20:52:06 | More by fredmugs
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-21-2013 13:52:09 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-21-2013 01:43:11 | More by BrewmanCapote
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-20-2013 11:52:09 | More by WhitmansNiece
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2013 20:04:47 | More by doowhat
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-17-2013 18:55:28 | More by mdfb79
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-15-2013 23:00:46 | More by Aisha
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Jonbw

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +20.5%

09-15-2013 03:33:54 | More by Jonbw
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-14-2013 18:06:36 | More by Sspeer1
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-14-2013 01:26:25 | More by olliegaff
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-12-2013 23:49:39 | More by trevorpost
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jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-12-2013 02:37:39 | More by jpaulsen
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

09-11-2013 18:30:58 | More by Garrett092112
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-11-2013 02:37:58 | More by Syraquse
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SarcasticAaron

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-08-2013 20:33:43 | More by SarcasticAaron
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

09-08-2013 01:10:46 | More by McBraniel
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IPA1978

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-07-2013 02:21:31 | More by IPA1978
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-06-2013 22:25:04 | More by Soto
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance (4.5/5): Hazy golden-orange color with a large creamy white head. Visible bubbles on the side of the glass. Tripels are in my opinion the best looking style in the beer world, and Boulevard's take looks outstanding. Not as deep of an orange as some that I've seen, but still a gorgeous specimen.

Smell (4.5/5): Aromas of apricot, banana, and sweet tropical fruits from the yeast as well as some light breadiness. Very pungent, the yeast dominates. A bit reminiscent of La Fin du Monde, but more of a wheat/banana note than I remember tasting in that beer.

Taste (4.5/5): Apricot, orange, and banana in the beginning with some nice yeasty tang. A bit medicinal in the finish, though not an off flavor. It gets more complex as it warms, as any good high gravity beer does. Speaking of alcohol: there's hardly any alcohol presence is noticed, besides a little warmth in the chest and throat.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Smooth–the carbonation level is nailed. There's a perfect bit of tingle as it goes down the hatch. Creamy from the first sip; the body on this is a satisfying medium.

Overall (4.5/5): Long Strange Tripel is probably the best American take on the Belgian Tripel style I've had to date. It's fairly traditional, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's fruity, yeasty, generously carbonated, and–despite the high alcohol–quite easy to drink. Awesome flavor and exceptional feel. Get it when you can in four packs.

09-03-2013 00:25:04 | More by hagbergl
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 19:19:38 | More by Pookie
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,204 ratings.