Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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
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
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,204 ratings.