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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,387 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 108
Gots: 218 | 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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3.39/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Long Strange Tripel pours a a golden color with a nice large lacing head. There is a sweet yeasty aroma with strong notes of Belgian candies. Taste is much of the same, very strong yeast and strong Belgian candy flavor, with a finish that is of banana like esters. Full flavors full body, but just too sweet. Overall a flavorful tripel that is differently good, but on the sweeter side.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BEST BY 02/15/14

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap

S: Nice fruity Belgian yeast starts things off. Behind that is some wheat and alcohol

T: Starts off with the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast along with a bit of spiciness and wheat. Goes into some malt sweetness before finishing with some citrusy hops and bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: One of the best American tripels I've had. Very easy to drink and is nicely complex without being overwhelming. Great value as well. Get some if you're a fan of the style

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle - Best by 8/9/13

Boulevard Long Strange Triple filled my tulip glass with a hazy golden hue that produced a big 2+ finger mountainous creamy white head that over [a long] time reduced to a lot of sticky foamy lacing. A fruity aroma of bananas, lemon dominate the nose with cloves in the background. The flavor is similar to the nose but more complex. The fruit character of apples, pears, bananas is upfront along with the breadiness from the Belgian yeast and a light candy sugar. There is a nice low bitterness from the citrus hops. Clove and white pepper add a nice spiciness to the finish. Moderate crisp body with plenty of active carbonation.

I am becoming a BIG fan of Boulevard's Smokestack Series - I sure wish Boulevard distributed to Michigan! - hint, hint.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big, very delicate head, close to four fingers of off-white foam, so interwoven you hesitate to call them discrete bubbles, some dimpling before is slowly settles back down into more of a gentle wave, pleasing amount of stickiness in the lacing, broad streaks too. The liquid has a hazy golden yellow to apricot orange color, fierce amount of bubbles but dispersed and not in tight beads, seems to be some very fine particulate throughout. The nose starts off with a peppery burst before cinnamon, clove and allspice begin the sweetening, culminating in banana, peach, apricot, white grape and spiced orange peels, over time you also get toasted bread crust, pretzels with a white vinegar edge. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and thick, the carbonation creates a rich creaminess rather than refreshing briskness. Here the sour orange to white grapefruit citrus leads the pack leading into salt and pepper, clove, chamomile and bitter grasses, the latter welcome as a foil to the at times dried fruit sweetness in the apricot, apple, peach, pear, pineapple fruit, fairly tropical. On the clean side and not blatantly yeasty, its sourness keeps the palate tightening. The banana and bubblegum make a minor appearance at the end, retronasally and stronger as the beer warms. Great drinkability, no overt sense of its higher ABV.

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.