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:
1,545
Reviews:
468
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
289
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,545 |  Reviews: 468
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best buy date about 4 months ago so should try again but I figure this is bottle conditioned so it should be able to be aged?

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Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Good tripel. Smooth taste. Hint of wheat/ale style but very drinkable for a quad porter kind of guy. Try it!

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Photo of dukeufo
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edzo22
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EamonnB
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good attempt at the style. Towering fluffy head, buttery aroma, cloudy golden body. Taste is sourdough, butter, spice. Smooth on the palate, fairly thick consistency, good, but not Belgian.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rpm0003
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reedbrew
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best tripel I've tried so far.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terpdog
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gilgar
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbalintjr
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZakFaruki
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from the 750ml into a tulip, pours a dark gold with a nice egg white head, about a finger and a half of foam, leaves copious amounts of lace on the glass on the way down.

S: Fairly typical for a Belgian, yeast and biscuit with a little hints of citrus as well

T: Semi-sweet with a bit of malt on the nose, little punches of alcohol and pepper roll in and out, finishes a little tart. The taste completely disguises the ABV.

F: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, finishes very dry

O: Scooped this up on a shopping run at the local market, saw it on sale for $10 so I decided to jump on it. This is the first offering I've had from Boulevard, and its rather great take on the style. You can tell that this is a rather researched and carefully crafted approach to the style as opposed to a brewer doing their own take, and it definitely works. Cheers.

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Photo of Lukass
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,545 ratings.
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