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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 108
Gots: 197 | 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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3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml. Cage/cork

an Orange and gold color, moderate fizzy white cap, which is surprisingly gone pretty quick.

Sweet and tangy, very citrus upfront aroma. Big yeast, which is great, sweet and very earthy, wild effect with tart candy.

A strange fruity array in the taste, the balance is thrown off here by the citrus and sour effects that don't seem to get in check with the malt or hops. The yeast flavor is unique, not in a great way for me at least. The malt comes across as slick and sweet, tangerine and grapefruit seems odd for the style to me. I look for earthy, tangy yeast to compliment the malt and hops, this one dominates with wild, but strange flavor's.

The feel is a bit more relaxed than I like, I look for a crispy, dry, tartness and this one comes over as a bit heady in the malt. Not as lively and dry as some Tripel's that i love the most.

All in all, a bit weird, unique for sure, but the flavor's don't work together as well as some of the top Triple's. Certainly good enough for a second chance.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright yellow with a fluffy white 2 finger head with excellent rentention. Very good looking beer!

S - Very citrusy smelling, but not a hoppy type citrus. Lots of orange and lemon. Also has a yeasty aroma to it

T - Very similar to the smell. Lots of citrus and yeast of front. Hints of raisins and apples on the finish.

M - Very slick feeling in the mouth. Not bubbly at all. A meduim bodied beer that warms the mouth. Must be from the high ABV. Still a very smooth beer. Would never guess its 9%

O - Great beer. Something different. Not my favorite style, but lots of flavor in this beer. Would only take one or two! Will pick up from time to time for sure

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bright golden Tripel is simply alive in a rush of carbonation that pops and fizzles like Alka-Seltzer. The eruption of fizz holds on for quite a while before slowly ebbing away.

The aroma is strong but reminds of Juicyfruit gum. I've never quite got what scents and flavors surround this gum but assume it's a fruity citrus. I gathered a yeasty tone and it was followed by a clove like scent.

The flavors were similar to the aromas but the Juicyfruit resembles bubblegum a bit more. The flavor is sweet, maybe even syrupy, with some Apple or pear.

The feel is not as carbonated as one may expect with the rush of bubbling in appearance. Light, refreshing but not thin at all this hides the strong ABV very well.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into Chimay goblet. Cloudy straw Belgian look with beautiful thick foamy head. Lots of lingering lace down the glass.

Smell is great. Peppery alcohol, hints of orange and maybe coriander.

Taste is outstanding. All of the citrus and spice from the nose is present. Alcohol is well hidden, especially for ABV. A little warm and you definitely feel it, but it doesn't mar the taste. Mouth is a little thin, but this is a great beer.

If you didn't look at the bottle, you would never guess it was an American Belgian. Boulevard nailed it.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.