Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.05/5 rDev -26.5%
11oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip
Appearance: Great orange/tan honey color. Big head with ok retention.
Smell: I'm mostly picking up the yeast and malt. Plus maybe some cloves.
Taste: Bready, sweet, some banana.
Moutfeel: Good carbonation, with a medium body. The aftertaste is a little too dry, almost puckery or like eating dirt. And that aftertaste will sit with you.
Overall: I enjoy trying Belgian style ales. This is an OK one, but not one I'd hunt down again.
02-21-2013 04:26:37 | More by allinthehead
4.68/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured into an over sized wine glass. A cloudy yellowish-orange look nicely complimented by a thick foamy head with a lot of staying power. Citrus and spice smell dominates with a sweet malty aroma underneath. Dry, tangy fruit on the front, malty sweetness in the middle just like the aroma, and warm alcohol at the end. Very nice. Smooth and velvety mouth feel. An outstanding and well-balance tripel. A must try!
02-17-2013 01:28:22 | More by Steamer
3.9/5 rDev -6%
750 ML bottle with illegible best by date.
A- Poured into a tulip with a huge gushing head. Good retention and persistent lacing on the glass. Clear, medium honey color.
S- Great Tripel aroma. Spicey with pepper, some cloves and sour fruit. Yeast, malt and a bit of heat from the alcohol.
T- Starts with some malt sweetness which quickly becomes dry. A hint of fruit in the middle and some boozy alcohol in the background as it warmed.
M- The carbonation gives a full sensation but the body overall is medium light.
O- Happy to find another domestic brewer producing Belgian beers. A very good Tripel that I would try again, especially at this price range.
02-15-2013 03:47:18 | More by mschind
4.16/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a mostly clear, deep golden color under a fittingly large, rocky head of thick, luscious foam. Aromas of softly sweet malt, light dough, spices, herbs, and dried fruit. Malt is toned down in the flavor, though there's a nice cake-y element. Increased phenolics, peppery spice through the middle, with apple, apricot, and slight citrus juice. Creamy, fluffy mouthfeel - appropriately carbonated, drying, and not too sweet. Never boozy. Well done...
02-08-2013 21:52:45 | More by wedge
2.93/5 rDev -29.4%
Pours a sparkling apple-juice-yellow color, with a massive, foamy, eggshell-white head. The aroma is an expected combination of light, tart apple-like yeastiness against dry grassy hops. The flavor has a light, bready sweetness and a bit of banana, but it is mostly a very dry, grassy, almost dirt-like bitterness that lingers in an unpleasant aftertaste. The light, very active carbonation plays off this flavor profile, leaving an exceptionally drying sensation in the finish. Overall, I will readily admit that tripels aren't a preferred style for me, but I have been able to enjoy some in the past... just not this one.
02-08-2013 16:03:07 | More by devilben02
4.66/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured into Chimay Goblet from 12oz bottle
A- Honey color with a nice amount of carbonation that produces a perfect white head that sticks around.
S- Banana, clove, yeast, bread, alcohol, all mixed up into a symphony of smells. Probably strongest with the clove in my opinion.
T- Wonderful bready malt taste, loaded with cloves banana and that alcohol bite you get with a good tripel. Can't forget about that wonderful belgian yeast funk you get either!
M- Very carbonated but not in a bad way. Goes down smooth
Overall a very good representation of the style, only one I put above it that I have tried is La Fin Du Monde, which full disclosure is my favorite beer I can get locally.
02-08-2013 00:43:33 | More by XxNitExX
4.11/5 rDev -1%
Served into Boulevard glass. Appearance is bright gold with striking clarity and cascading bubbles. Frothy white head is formed and retains very nicely and leaves heavy lacing. Nose features floral notes with heavy spice and clove character. Bready Belgian yeast looms large with accents of lemon zest. Taste is straight forward and clean for a tripel. Plenty of belgo character which provides some sweetness, fruity esters, light banana, moderate clove, and minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a medium weight mouthfeel. Overall, a refreshing, clean, and full flavored tripel.
02-06-2013 06:59:12 | More by homebrew311
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,204 ratings.