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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,170
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 77
Gots: 121 | 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:
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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Rhinehart


3/5  rDev -27.7%

06-23-2014 03:39:34 | More by Rhinehart
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-21-2014 19:14:51 | More by TripelMark
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craftmesilly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-21-2014 18:50:15 | More by craftmesilly
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whynot44

Missouri

4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold color with a massive foamy white head that retains well and produces lots of nice lacing.

The aroma is cloves, bananas, assorted tropical fruits, yeast with spicy peppery notes.

The taste is similar, again, tropical fruits, especially bananas, cloves, pepper but with a nice bready malt background and a bit of pleasant bite in the finish that just makes you want more.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation, smooth and very drinkable. The high ABV is not really noticeable until you've had a few.

Altogether very nice, an excellent and enjoyable brew. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 07:13:31 | More by whynot44
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-19-2014 17:31:28 | More by thufflife
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-17-2014 02:55:15 | More by wrightst
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travy82

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-16-2014 22:15:44 | More by travy82
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2014 13:26:53 | More by kingjohnh
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jarbraj

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2014 19:00:26 | More by jarbraj
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Pattymac

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-12-2014 04:49:50 | More by Pattymac
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-11-2014 03:00:46 | More by mothman
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moshea

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-11-2014 02:10:17 | More by moshea
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tgatort

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-09-2014 04:26:08 | More by tgatort
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Roser

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- cloudy, honey gold hue. Nice bone white head. Not too much lacing. An overall inviting look.

S- clean, spicy, clove, caramel, malt, banana.

T- pungent Belgian yeast, bready malts, definitely spiced (had a rum feel thing going on). Light citrusy hops.

M- tart and creamy (an unusual combination). Medium to full bodied.

O- a very nice beer. Another solid offering g from Boulevard. Would recommend and would buy again. If you're reading this, here's an extra tip/suggestion: try the Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. It's awesome!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 23:23:57 | More by Roser
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BucannonXC5

California

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottleshop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $11.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: June 6, 2014
Consumed: June 6, 2014
Misc.: Best by Nov. 15, 2014

Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with 6-to-7 fingers of pillowy off-white head. Couldn’t believe how much head there was in the pour. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Tons of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top. Worst part of the beer by far. Way too much foamy head.

Smelled banana, cloves, caramel, honey, Belgian spices, faint Circus Peanuts and fruity notes.

Tasted similar to the nose. Very good. Could definitely taste the booze (9.20% ABV). Got cloves, Belgian spices, banana, honey, caramel malt, some Circus Peanuts, green apples, pears and some kiwi. Similar to most Tripel’s, but just better.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, somewhat spicy finish.

Just a fantastic Tripel. It may be the best I’ve ever had. So good.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 06:01:33 | More by BucannonXC5
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dradair

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-05-2014 16:11:50 | More by dradair
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-05-2014 03:04:20 | More by captainbearcat
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-04-2014 01:38:34 | More by thereal_adam
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kjo86

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-04-2014 00:23:49 | More by kjo86
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meltroha

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2014 03:34:52 | More by meltroha
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ahentz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-02-2014 03:47:12 | More by ahentz
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Mississippi

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-02-2014 01:58:36 | More by Mississippi
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-31-2014 23:33:36 | More by AMCPhD
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RickS95

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet looking drink. Pale orange color sitting beneath a huge, thick white head. Continuous bubbles rise, feeding the head. Great retention, the head falls around the edges first, leaving a peak mixed in between the thick lace.

Very fruity nose. Peppery Belgian yeast is there, but seems mild. Smells like a tropical island.

Exceptional taste as the traits of the nose carry over to the mouth. Tropical fruit with the slightest bit of pepper. The pepper doesn't dominate making for a pleasant taste, just enough for some balance.

Nice complexity as nothing is dominant. Sweet and tart from the fruit, spicy from the yeast, a clean, crisp carbonation gives each sip a dry finish. Long lasting heat deep into the swallow. Medium bodied.

This is really good. A better tripel than some Belgians make. Overall, it's tasty and easy to drink. A good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 03:17:57 | More by RickS95
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2014 22:56:59 | More by jzlyo
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.