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Long Strange Tripel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 79
Gots: 131 | 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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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-21-2011 17:25:06 | More by bob727
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-21-2011 15:40:25 | More by brandoman63
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WassailWilly

New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-21-2011 03:47:41 | More by WassailWilly
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-21-2011 00:52:26 | More by PEIhop
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2011 15:42:09 | More by THECPJ
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 17:58:07 | More by dogfishandi
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 05:47:38 | More by ThePorterSorter
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 19:16:09 | More by jtrockchalk
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 16:22:11 | More by HopStoopid120
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kckclassic

Kansas

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-18-2011 15:27:04 | More by kckclassic
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-18-2011 02:26:11 | More by ATXRyan
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2011 20:09:35 | More by jlordi12
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seanmonaghan13

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2011 22:06:39 | More by seanmonaghan13
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2011 18:18:15 | More by FreshmanPour77
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gdhawley

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-16-2011 14:52:23 | More by gdhawley
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2011 03:59:25 | More by eat
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Braseltonage

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-16-2011 03:22:17 | More by Braseltonage
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-15-2011 05:46:23 | More by mjtiernan
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IpeeA

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.7%

11-15-2011 03:14:01 | More by IpeeA
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seth72104

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 20:37:44 | More by seth72104
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mattkooler

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 17:50:58 | More by mattkooler
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tchaos

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 15:35:35 | More by tchaos
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 14:44:01 | More by Travisnin
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bpk59

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured a 750mL bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Beer is a hazy light amber in color with a honey hue. Generous fluffy head is exceptionally creamy and frothy. Lacing is light and retention is good.

Smell has Belgian funk, Belgian spices and Belgian yeast. Light citrus, clove, and light malts are also prevalent. Also present are some coriander and maybe some lemongrass.

Taste has highlights of citrus and Belgian candi against lightly sweet malts and delicate spices. Hints of some light tropical fruit linger as well (banana, pineapple). Booze is well-masked. As this beer warms the fruity notes take over in a subtle way.

The beer has adequate carbonation and medium-to-light body. Quite solid.

Overall: I consistently come back to this beer when I'm looking for a light, easy-drinking tripel. Nice fruity notes, delicate spices and a light sweetness are blended together in masterful fashion. The head is exactly what a tripel should have - huge and creamy. A great example of what a tripel should be.

I've gotta mention this - I can't look at the label without thinking of "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski." This is a good thing!

Very highly recommended and a personal favorite.

11-13-2011 01:52:53 | More by bpk59
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -13.3%

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Builds a large frothy head, close to 3”, which hangs around. A very clear (for bottle conditioned ale) bright orange yellow, good lacing.

Smell: Spicy pear and green apple aromas.

Taste: As in the nose, pear and green apple flavors are sweet upfront then there is a hoppy spicy finish with bitterness. The warmth from the spice or perhaps from both the spice and the ABV lingers on the palate with the bitterness, maybe too much so, not a horrible taste but not all that pleasant of a finish.

Mouthfeel: Relatively smooth but the burn at the finish spoils this one a bit.

Overall: It fits the sweet up-front, bitter at the finish Tripel profile. The white fruit meaning pear and apple flavors make it a bit unique; however, the finish keeps this from being a very good example of the style. Glad I tried it but there are many other tripels I prefer.

11-12-2011 21:01:41 | More by BobZ
Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.