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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 74
Gots: 113 | 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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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright orange-yellow color, clear, with a big white head that fades out slowly, leaving major lacing.

S - Fruit, mostly in the form of apricot and banana, with some slight sour funk on the tail.

T - Soft, subtle threads of sweet fruit, again primarily banana, but the big core is bread and yeast, like a buttery dinner roll, but without the fattiness. Close comes in with a spike of bitter elements that actually works very well to clear the palate for the next swallow.

M - Brisk carbonation, clean, but ultimately a very soft and friendly beer. The alcohol is there, but it is so subtle that it is easy to miss.

O - This is a great example of a balanced tripel. I like sweeter beers, and have had tripels which are much more honeyed or sugary, but this beer argues the virtue of its approach.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 00:54:05 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

05-19-2014 22:43:08 | More by Durandal_777
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-19-2014 22:22:22 | More by drmcleod10
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TruePerception

California

3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard Smokestack's Long Strange Tripel. 9.2% ABV

A: Over two fingers of head, fades steadily to almost nothing. Very opaque and hazy. Peach. Grey-yellow in the dimple.

S: Hay, grass. Slight funk. Some kind of citrus note. Wild strawberry, perhaps? Yeah. Like what you might smell in a lighter strawberry blonde.

T/MF: Dry. Hay. Slight caramel. Barnyard towards the back, as it settles.

Not bad. I'd still prefer a dubbel or quad, but not bad.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 08:14:05 | More by TruePerception
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a caged and corked 750mL bottle with a best by date of 09/2014; into a tulip.
Appearance - a hazy, golden hue, with bubbly carbonation. Huge, soapy white head that recedes and leaves weak lacing.
Smell - a sweet blend of dark, stone and citrus fruits; some banana bread and alcohol.
Taste - full of flavors, ranging from spices to sweet to tart fruit with a hint of warming alcohol.
Feel - medium body, with a nice complex assortment of flavor; alcohol is detected, but smooth and very pleasant!
Overall - happy to have enjoyed this offering, however, I enjoy a handful of other tripels more.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:54:32 | More by DenverHopHead
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SoCalSuds

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-17-2014 03:07:02 | More by SoCalSuds
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: an deep golden color. a finger to two of a white head that hardly fades and leaves a huge sticky lacing on the sides. hazy and opaque but lets quite a bit of light though

Smell: yeast components of clove and a slight banana. slight apricot or light citrus. bready malts, some sweet candi sugar. some alcohol and pepper

Taste: opens up with a bit of banana and apricots, and a lot of clove. some candi sweetness, along with a very laid back malt base of breadiness. a good amount of alcohol and ends with some pepperiness.

Mouthfeel: good medium body. hot alcohol, very dry. strong carbonation

Overall: a good american tripel. much more alcohol prone than most but not in a bad way. lots of good flavors and worth a try. This one is past its best by date but I wouldn't worry about that with this big tripel that should continue to taste good for years to come.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 00:10:20 | More by SportsandJorts
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-14-2014 22:34:07 | More by Beerswag
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow with an slight orange tint. One finger head when poured, which persisted to some extent the entire time I was drinking the beer. Sweet aroma with the presence of alcohol noted. Very nice Tripel; one of the best I have had. Sweet, slightly fruity with a dry finish. Lots of small carbonation. Medium body; there is some substance to the beer - not thin or watery. Overall a great Tripel. Would definitely drink again!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:14:54 | More by sprat1960
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squack

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-13-2014 04:38:05 | More by squack
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ascags

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2014 14:40:01 | More by ascags
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-10-2014 00:36:59 | More by zachpaschal
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2014 21:09:22 | More by Wobbly
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Filthyfloor

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-08-2014 19:09:22 | More by Filthyfloor
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-08-2014 01:36:08 | More by golf4collet
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BlesstheHarvest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-05-2014 14:45:14 | More by BlesstheHarvest
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-05-2014 01:55:51 | More by thatoneguymike
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-03-2014 01:52:06 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-03-2014 01:34:56 | More by little_star
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-02-2014 19:53:19 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Berg77

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-02-2014 15:43:04 | More by Berg77
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-02-2014 03:08:08 | More by ssgunbond
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Big_Beers

Idaho

4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

grabbed a .750 bottle only a month away from its best by date.

Appearance: Poured a thick triple finger head that dissipated in a couple minutes to leave trace amounts of carbonation

Smell: white grape and apricot a little yeast but not much

taste: found that this one needed to relax in the glass for a couple minutes. Carbonation is a little much at first but 3-4 minutes in it settled and complicated. Very balanced beer still pick up on the soft fruits

Mouthfeel: What i would expect from a triple. Light and refreshing. Winelike

Overall- This american triple beats many Belgium that I have had...Hands down...With that said 90% of my beer intact is a form of Belgium style

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 15:27:38 | More by Big_Beers
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leeswagerty

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-26-2014 18:43:02 | More by leeswagerty
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2014 04:10:28 | More by allstar255
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.