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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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1,412 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 110
Gots: 226 | 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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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.

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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.

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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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Bomber to tulip

Honey colored with massive,cloud-like head.

Smells of banana, honey, walnuts, and clove.

Taste is the same as the scent. Sweeter than I had expected.

Medium carbonation with full, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall an excellent tripel but lacking some of the peppery,more spicy flavors I enjoy with other tripels.

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12 oz bottle into a duvel tulip
Best by 5.14.13 on bottle

Pours a golden orange color with an epic 3 finger head that leaves a foam mountain that takes forever to settle

Heavy spice in the nose with citrus and clove with some pear

Great balance of Belgian spice, fruit, and malt with a slight peppery finish

Didn't know how this would age but damn

Wow. This one is top shelf tripel. Boulevard dont play

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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