Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance (4.5/5): Hazy golden-orange color with a large creamy white head. Visible bubbles on the side of the glass. Tripels are in my opinion the best looking style in the beer world, and Boulevard's take looks outstanding. Not as deep of an orange as some that I've seen, but still a gorgeous specimen.

Smell (4.5/5): Aromas of apricot, banana, and sweet tropical fruits from the yeast as well as some light breadiness. Very pungent, the yeast dominates. A bit reminiscent of La Fin du Monde, but more of a wheat/banana note than I remember tasting in that beer.

Taste (4.5/5): Apricot, orange, and banana in the beginning with some nice yeasty tang. A bit medicinal in the finish, though not an off flavor. It gets more complex as it warms, as any good high gravity beer does. Speaking of alcohol: there's hardly any alcohol presence is noticed, besides a little warmth in the chest and throat.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Smooth–the carbonation level is nailed. There's a perfect bit of tingle as it goes down the hatch. Creamy from the first sip; the body on this is a satisfying medium.

Overall (4.5/5): Long Strange Tripel is probably the best American take on the Belgian Tripel style I've had to date. It's fairly traditional, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's fruity, yeasty, generously carbonated, and–despite the high alcohol–quite easy to drink. Awesome flavor and exceptional feel. Get it when you can in four packs.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,547 ratings.
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