Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

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

Added by homebrewhawk on 11-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,546
Reviews:
468
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
290
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beestin
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of spacebear09
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance- Golden orange and cloudy, with a voluminous, frothy head that is bleach white

Smell- Funk.

Taste- Wheat, must, citrus. Strong Belgian yeast character really shines here. Finishes dry. Another delicious, unique beer from Boulevard

Mouthfeel- Dry, well carbonated

Overall- This is quite a good brew. Unfortunately, I read in a few other reviews that this beer tastes kinda soapy and now I CAN NOT shake this thought from my head every time I take a sip. When I first tried this I would have rated it higher but it really is kind of soapy. What can I say, It's no Fin du Monde but it is a welcome change of pace.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ethanbeck
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of dripa8
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Kcskeils
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of vkv822
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12oz into tulip.

Pours a lightly hazy golden brown with a thick, foamy off white head that dissipates to leaves a medium foam across the surface.

Aroma and taste are a very enjoyable blend of clove yeast phenols, and lightly fruity estery notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done, tasty Tripel.

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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zowie
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TheNean
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -8%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked bottle into 12 ounce Shaker pint glass, "best by date" 03-2015.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly hazy golden color with two finger white head that persisted nicely until a thin unbroken layer of bubbles remained highly carbonated, there was a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread/yeast, pears, banana, some spice.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet bread/yeast, then banana, pears and a little spice, the 9.2% alcohol is well disguised.

PALATE: highly carbonated, creamy, medium bodied.

OVERALL: this is an excellent Tripel, tastes like it came from Belgium but was made in Kansas City, MO. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the style. It's reasonably priced at $8.99, I'll definitely buy this again.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,546 ratings.
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