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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

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1,160 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 76
Gots: 120 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, playing Truckin' seems appropriate, in an interesting coincidence, the Greatful Dead were mentioned in the Cards-Giants Game 7 as I was writing this,

A: Pours goldenrod with a fizzy big white head, light spotty lace.

S: Sweet candied pear, some pineapple, orange, white pepper, very fruity.

T: Pear and yellow apple, lots of esters, some sugar cane on the back end adds a complex touch. Only light hopping in this one.

M: Medium-bodied, lush with a nice silky ethanol undercurrent which never interferes with the base beer. Slightly sweet aftertaste with a hint of spice. Soft yet crisp carbonation.

O: This is a wonderful American tripel. It reminds me a lot of Green Flash's classic version with the heavy fruit character and the nice spice undercurrent. Clearly American in its approach, well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:52:38 | More by Halcyondays
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-22-2012 13:11:44 | More by Brewsed
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-21-2012 18:58:58 | More by username
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-21-2012 00:09:00 | More by ElGallo
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-18-2012 23:05:40 | More by DuckDodgers
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-17-2012 13:45:46 | More by ncaudle
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-17-2012 01:56:42 | More by Boilerfood
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a while since I've had a good tripel, thanks quirkzoo!

Classic pale straw yellow body that hosts a minimal bit of beading, swelling fizzy yet dense snow white head that laces well.

Bright, fresh Duvel type aromas. Clove, spicy yeast, esters, sweet pear - lots of pear actually, plenty of balance and hardly any sense of alcohol presence.

Mmm... sweet bread, more clove, mild fruit sweetness, that pear is apparent, yeasty goodness, a very well executed tripel. Nicely done, Boulevard.

"What a long strange trip it's been."

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 03:31:27 | More by yamar68
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2012 03:04:43 | More by DaveRTP
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange marmalade color with a large foamy white head with good retention and lacing. Nice sweet aroma with apples, pears, bananas, pale malts, yeast, and pepper.

Tastes lust like it smells. Sweet with pepper and hops to provide bitterness for balance. Has apples, pears, bananas, pale malts, yeast, pepper, and citrus hops.

Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. The aftertaste is sweet and peppery, and the alcohol is well hidden for 9.00 % abv. One of the best American versions of a Tripel I have tried to date.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 01:54:26 | More by hardy008
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-15-2012 16:32:26 | More by LiquorsInc
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a goblet presents a beer that is brassy with some copper hues and a head around one finger thick.

Aroma: Clove, cinnamon, allspice, figs, golden rasins, apple, caramel, faint notes of brown sugar.

Taste: Dark fruit sweetness in the front, cinnamon, clove, figs, banana, apple, caramel and some allspice. Good carbonation with a smooth finish on the palate.

Notes: I'm glad I picked this one up a tremendous example of a Tripel nice and sweet with non citrus fruit notes all through it. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 01:50:07 | More by horshack7
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-15-2012 00:11:29 | More by thegerm87
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-14-2012 01:57:25 | More by Gerasimos
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with thick white head. No lacing.

Smell is clove, spice, cinnamon and a bit of funk.

Taste is heavy up front with sweet malts and fruit. Clove and banana come in later with a little tart character too. Bitterness comes in late.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of prickly, sharp carbonation.

Overall this is a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:39:42 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks a lot like an imperial IPA; rich amber hue with a white head. Pour retention.

S - Coriander, citrus, lemon, yeast and bready malts. Took some effort to extract all the aromas; too subtle.

T - Big citrus flavor here. ABV leaves a good amount of warmth on the rear after a nice appearance from some Belgian yeasts. Finishes dry and refrains from any substantial sweetness throughout.

M - High carbonation, medium body and a large ABV presence.

O - Enjoyable, but far from the best Tripel I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 22:12:20 | More by mscudder
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.8%

10-09-2012 03:07:10 | More by GTB
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-06-2012 03:35:29 | More by freduardo
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4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a chimay goblet. bottle says best by 2/2013. I have another bottle that I will keep as long as possible, then update the review. golden color with a huge tan head, bubbles directly up the center

smell is dark fruit, maybe plum? some bready yeast, alcohol and vanilla

taste is sour apples, spice from the hops, smoke, bread and well hidden alcohol that goes straight to your head

mouth feel is crispy with a really dry finish

overall it's very complex. too complex for me to figure it out. try this one if you have the chance!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 02:19:16 | More by searsclone
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-05-2012 01:09:35 | More by jsnoek
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-04-2012 16:26:50 | More by brealbg
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

10-04-2012 16:03:18 | More by djre4orm
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-03-2012 03:22:45 | More by coryscanes
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South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-02-2012 22:25:14 | More by mrjbrown27
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-01-2012 13:27:39 | More by TheBishopco
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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