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Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.16/5
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1,548 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,439
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,548
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
291
Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Long Strange Tripel pours a a golden color with a nice large lacing head. There is a sweet yeasty aroma with strong notes of Belgian candies. Taste is much of the same, very strong yeast and strong Belgian candy flavor, with a finish that is of banana like esters. Full flavors full body, but just too sweet. Overall a flavorful tripel that is differently good, but on the sweeter side.

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BEST BY 02/15/14

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap

S: Nice fruity Belgian yeast starts things off. Behind that is some wheat and alcohol

T: Starts off with the fruity esters from the Belgian yeast along with a bit of spiciness and wheat. Goes into some malt sweetness before finishing with some citrusy hops and bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: One of the best American tripels I've had. Very easy to drink and is nicely complex without being overwhelming. Great value as well. Get some if you're a fan of the style

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12 oz brown bottle - Best by 8/9/13

Boulevard Long Strange Triple filled my tulip glass with a hazy golden hue that produced a big 2+ finger mountainous creamy white head that over [a long] time reduced to a lot of sticky foamy lacing. A fruity aroma of bananas, lemon dominate the nose with cloves in the background. The flavor is similar to the nose but more complex. The fruit character of apples, pears, bananas is upfront along with the breadiness from the Belgian yeast and a light candy sugar. There is a nice low bitterness from the citrus hops. Clove and white pepper add a nice spiciness to the finish. Moderate crisp body with plenty of active carbonation.

I am becoming a BIG fan of Boulevard's Smokestack Series - I sure wish Boulevard distributed to Michigan! - hint, hint.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,548 ratings
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