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Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding
461 Reviews
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
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,534
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
285
For Trade:
1
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml. Cage/cork

an Orange and gold color, moderate fizzy white cap, which is surprisingly gone pretty quick.

Sweet and tangy, very citrus upfront aroma. Big yeast, which is great, sweet and very earthy, wild effect with tart candy.

A strange fruity array in the taste, the balance is thrown off here by the citrus and sour effects that don't seem to get in check with the malt or hops. The yeast flavor is unique, not in a great way for me at least. The malt comes across as slick and sweet, tangerine and grapefruit seems odd for the style to me. I look for earthy, tangy yeast to compliment the malt and hops, this one dominates with wild, but strange flavor's.

The feel is a bit more relaxed than I like, I look for a crispy, dry, tartness and this one comes over as a bit heady in the malt. Not as lively and dry as some Tripel's that i love the most.

All in all, a bit weird, unique for sure, but the flavor's don't work together as well as some of the top Triple's. Certainly good enough for a second chance.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright yellow with a fluffy white 2 finger head with excellent rentention. Very good looking beer!

S - Very citrusy smelling, but not a hoppy type citrus. Lots of orange and lemon. Also has a yeasty aroma to it

T - Very similar to the smell. Lots of citrus and yeast of front. Hints of raisins and apples on the finish.

M - Very slick feeling in the mouth. Not bubbly at all. A meduim bodied beer that warms the mouth. Must be from the high ABV. Still a very smooth beer. Would never guess its 9%

O - Great beer. Something different. Not my favorite style, but lots of flavor in this beer. Would only take one or two! Will pick up from time to time for sure

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Photo of KYGunner
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bright golden Tripel is simply alive in a rush of carbonation that pops and fizzles like Alka-Seltzer. The eruption of fizz holds on for quite a while before slowly ebbing away.

The aroma is strong but reminds of Juicyfruit gum. I've never quite got what scents and flavors surround this gum but assume it's a fruity citrus. I gathered a yeasty tone and it was followed by a clove like scent.

The flavors were similar to the aromas but the Juicyfruit resembles bubblegum a bit more. The flavor is sweet, maybe even syrupy, with some Apple or pear.

The feel is not as carbonated as one may expect with the rush of bubbling in appearance. Light, refreshing but not thin at all this hides the strong ABV very well.

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into Chimay goblet. Cloudy straw Belgian look with beautiful thick foamy head. Lots of lingering lace down the glass.

Smell is great. Peppery alcohol, hints of orange and maybe coriander.

Taste is outstanding. All of the citrus and spice from the nose is present. Alcohol is well hidden, especially for ABV. A little warm and you definitely feel it, but it doesn't mar the taste. Mouth is a little thin, but this is a great beer.

If you didn't look at the bottle, you would never guess it was an American Belgian. Boulevard nailed it.

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

Served in a tulip glass. This bottle had exceeded the "Best By" date by 6 months but apparently none to its detriment.

This pour had a very nice full head which hung on for the duration of consumption. The odor was spicy/fruity and very pleasant. Orange appeared to me to be the predominate fragrance.

A very enjoyable brew. This beer was certainly one I plan to have again. A very nice example of a tripel.

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Photo of mikejseal
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My store ended up with a case of this tripel back in January that was scheduled to "expire" in february and I couldn't get the distributor (who shall remain nameless) to switch it out. It ended up underneath a table and after I rediscovered it a few days ago, I decided it would make an excellent xmas present to myself. And I was right- pure heaven. Served in a goblet from a champagne style bottle.

Appearance- Rich gold color, good head and lacing

Smell- Fruity, spicy, w/ cinnamon, cloves, orange peel and honey.

Taste- Rich and malty, spices and oranges with no bitterness. The alcohol content is well disguised.

Mouthfeel- Crisp with vigorous carbonation.

Overall- Loved it, and I think the extra (and accidental) bottle conditioning didn't hurt.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle poured into my FW snifter glass – split two ways
Notes taken on 10/26/13

A: Hazy goldenrod body with fine bubble action that conjures up a pure white topping. Sound retention with a rather low level of stick. Only some modest dotting and light alcohol streaks noted down the glass.

S: Light fusty citrus peel with golden orchard fruits and a touch of yeasty bread. There is a soft caramel sweetness and not much alcohol coming through the nose. Faint hit of spicy phenols on the back end with white peppercorn, banana, and clove. Very subtle and not overbearing. Smells pleasing and nice with a more delicate approach.

T: More golden fruits like pear and apple but not in a tart or sour way. Spices of coriander, pepper, and clove. Firm with a crackery malt base and a hint of caramel sweetness. Touch of banana peel there. Very smooth with the alcohol really well masked. Some subtle bitterness on the finish but it’s not harsh and does not detract from my overall enjoyment. All in all a pretty damn tasty brew.

M: Very frothy and almost over carbonated. Light, airy, and soft with a drying crispness. Mild bitterness and a very clean finish.

D: I am no purist and am far from an expert on this style but I found this to be a relatively tasty brew and very drinkable. Not a big fan of heavily phenolic brews and this one suits me just right. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of DPJ3322
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass, had a friend pick this up from Specs in Houston, we don't get Boulevard in this part of Louisiana. Firstly, I'm a big fan of the Trippel style so hopefully I'm not too biased in my review.

Appearance -Orange/ Gold colored, typical trippel color. Poured a relatively big head though that may have been operator error; somewhat thick head stayed laced around the edges.

Smell - A medley of citrus, somewhat hard for me to pinpoint, kind of has a malty aroma as well.

Taste- Very similar and follows the smell, but I get a bit of grapefruit and a slightly hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Not a heavy but moderate and very balanced carbonation.

Overall - There is nothing at all wrong with this beer and a lot of good things going on with it. It is almost a perfect example of the style with a hoppy finish. I really like it and will get my hands on some more and try later.

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

Single bottle purchased at McNeive liquor in Topeka, KS. "Best by 12/07/13" printed in white on the bottle. Poured into a Tallgrass cervoise glass at refrigerator temperature.

Look: Big three finger head of fizzy, bone colored head. Very creamy looking. Gold colored body. Eventually a cap remained on the beer, though a swirl of the glass quickly brought forth about a finger of head.

Smell: Big Belgian yeast esters. Cloves, banana, pears, oranges, and spice cabinet. Slightly floral. Nice bready malt backbone. Smells like a big beer but no alcohol is noticeable.

Taste: More of those big Belgian yeast esters. Pear, banana, orange, cloves, and spicy pepper. Very sweet tasting. More of that big bready maltiness. Almost like someone added sugar to it.

Mouthfeel: Prickly, creamy body. I'm assuming it's due to the awesome bottle conditioning. It feels like a big beer but it's not at all hot.

Overall: A very nice looking beer with a smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation was spot on. The alcohol was well hidden due to the spicyness and sweetness. It's like it doesn't want you to know. Overall a great example of an American take on a Belgian style.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a bottle with a "best by" date that was about six months ago. Pours a hazy orange-gold with about three fingers of sudsy head. Head recedes to a soapy film that's chunky in parts and lasts for the remainder of the beer. Very nice white lacing throughout. Looks beautiful and funky - kinda this beer in a nutshell.

Smells of yeast and pink fruit, namely guava and passion fruit.

Taste mimics the nose to some extent. Bright, rich and juicy, with guava, lemon, grapefruit, green raisins and honey. All enshrouded in yeasty funk. Seems juicier tasting than a traditional tripel, but there's a buttery richness in the middle that speaks to its heritage. Starts out really bright and dangerously drinkable, but as it warms and mellows becomes sort of buttery, warm and boozy. Very nice, unique, refreshing quaff.

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Photo of StoutCream
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. I found this in my supermarket, which will remain nameless, for $10 a four pack. This is one of the best beers that I have ever had, AND THEN I find that the Bros. gave it 100pts. Their description is perfect. I wish I hadn't read it before I wrote my review, because now I don't know what else to add. The smell is divine with fruit and malt and everything as it should be. It poured just like a good beer should, with plenty of sticky head backed by a subtle and subdued carbonation factor that was pleasant in the mouth and the nose. All of the tripel flavors are there and in full force. What is wrong with this beer? Nothing. I love the effort, I love the concept, I love the homage, and I wish I has been born Trip Houge and been able to live up to this gift. I hope that my life can one day be summed up in an offering such as this. Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. Hopefully, some king head will fill it with this.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very flavorful, fairly hoppy tripel that matches if not exceeds my expectations. I continue to be impressed by Boulevard and this beer didn't disappoint at all. It hides the big alcohol very well and manages to even be a pretty easy drinker. Not overly sweet, just a little light in body, yet that's not a problem at all. Subtle hint of spiciness, which goes well with the fruity flavors. A very solid tripel that I will drink again. If not more than once.

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Photo of LeRose
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into perfect pint glass.

Clear golden color with a thick three-finger, foamy pure white head. Strong retention and lacing.

Nice aroma of malty, a bit yeasty, very fruity, faint hints of clove/pepper. Floral notes, banana, maybe a bit of cotton candy aroma.

I though the flavor was very malt forward without being sweet and sticky. The alcohol seemed well incorporated - did not think it was a 9% brew. Slight hints of pepper/clove. Definite cotton candy/bubblegum flavors, mild banana, sort of vague fruit flavors. Picked up some honey flavors as well in the sweetness.

Thought it medium bodied vs. expectation that it would be heavy and sticky. Slightly astringent, but not a palate cleanser. Carbonation was moderate and the overall feel is very rich.

Overall, a highly enjoyable beer. Packed with flavors, rich texture, and I would say dangerously drinkable given the 9% ABV that sneaks up on you.

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Photo of ZS881107
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a Chimay Goblet. 1 inch of bone white head. Medium-deep golden color. Head dissipated a bit but a solid quarter inch sat on the top with no dissipation. As I drank and poured more the original bit of head stuck around with more forming on the bottom. The top of the head is a nice thick foamy lock for aromas.

S: Fruity esters come out nicely while still getting the maltiness.

T: Boozy at the start. Each sip you get a little more to the flavor. Good malt flavor, very low in bitterness yet it is not extremely sweet. As I get to the bottom of the bottle it is much more yeasty. Good bread like flavor along with the booze and malt.

M: Very effervescent, without bloating you up like most tripels can do.

O: I do not like belgian tripels too much but I would buy this again.

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Photo of Hopscat
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottle 'best by 12-7-13' into pint glass.
Beautiful 3 finger white head ,with nice retention and lacing on side of glass.
Smells of banana , cloves, lemon and apples with some sweet malts in background. Just delicious. Reminds of another belgian tripel had recently (Piraat).
Taste follows the complexity in the nose, with sweet malts- biscuit/crackers and candi sugar, banana (yeast esters) , nice spicy , fruity and bready with some alcohol warming toward back of palate . Nice dry finish.
Mouthfeel is creamy, medium with plenty of carbonation to perk up the tongue.
Overall a real nice tripel. My favorite domestic so far and is every bit as impressive as the two imports I've had.
Boulevard is a class act IMO

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Photo of Ri0
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. Best by date of 2/2014

A - Deep, hazy golden light orange with huge 3 finger white head. Retention is fantastic and lacing is thick.

S - Typical Belgian fruity yeast, sweet citrus fruit, some tropical notes, apricot. Some light malt, floral and herbs. Hints of spice also evident.

T - Nice Belgian yeast and fruit up front. Sweet citrus, orange, apricot, mango. The malt comes in the middle along with floral and herb hops. Finishes with a bit of spice.

M - Great lighter body with fantastic carbonation. Kinda dry and spicy.

O - One of the better Trippels that I have had to drink. Refreshing and full of flavor. Try it if you see it. Thank you Matt for the bottle.

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Photo of hagbergl
4.5/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Lukas Liquor and served into a hybrid stem-snifter/tulip glass near me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado per my friend blakelive784's recommendation. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely high given my friend's recommendation as well as the brewery; also, I loved Love Child No. 3 and I understand that this is the base beer for that one. 9.0% ABV according to my bottle. Bottle is 1 pint 9.4 oz with interesting label art and a hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a branded cork. Batch number 413Q16; 10-2013. Reviewed as a tripel because it identifies as such. Smokestack series.

Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard-vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours about 80% foam. Head is three fingers wide and of beige colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Not much frothiness. No lacing clings to the glass as the head recedes. Retention is fairly good - about 4-5+ minutes.

Body colour is a clear copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks good for a tripel, but it's not a paragon by any means.

Sm: Floral hop character, luscious Belgian malts, clean barley, cream, and fresh clove and banana (from the yeast). Lemongrass. Nice subtle spiciness. Some orange fruit esters, but perhaps not much orange peel per se. Certainly a fruity aroma; green apple, light apricot, pear. Nails the style down. Good sweetness/bitterness balance, with an appealing lightly nectary sweetness edging out any light hop bitterness. Honey. Nectar. A pleasant approachable aroma of mild to moderate strength.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: Apricot, honey, light apple, light pear, decent nectar, pilsner malts, golden Belgian malts, clove, lemongrass, orange (fruit, not peel per se), and cilantro. Hop character is almost solely floral. Crackery malts. Some white pepper. Boy is there some balance here, though unfortunately the ABV does come through a biteen - especially in the third act. That said, the complexity and subtlety distract from the presence of alcohol - which in fairness is admittedly light - though a great beer in the style should be able to hide 9.0%.

Pretty good duration of flavour. Above average intensity and depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat soft. Good presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Not refreshing per se, but it is pleasant to drink - and quite approachable for the ABV. Good thickness and body. Dries towards the finish, helping it to coax out the next sip a biteen.

Not scratchy, harsh, gushed, hot, or oily.

Dr: Certainly drinkable for the well-hidden 9.0% ABV. A likable tripel that isn't strictly traditional, but then it might actually make some improvements. I'd get this one again, even if tripels aren't often a style I frequently gravitate towards. A pretty solid offering from Boulevard, and I can see why it made a good base for Love Child No. 3. Recommended for fans of the style; certainly one of the better American examples of the style that I've had. Not a unique or special beer, but certainly one I'd happily return to.

Alcohol is too present for it to quite be a "B", but it's a mighty fine tripel.

High B-

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
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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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of bushbeer75
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of farrago
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big, very delicate head, close to four fingers of off-white foam, so interwoven you hesitate to call them discrete bubbles, some dimpling before is slowly settles back down into more of a gentle wave, pleasing amount of stickiness in the lacing, broad streaks too. The liquid has a hazy golden yellow to apricot orange color, fierce amount of bubbles but dispersed and not in tight beads, seems to be some very fine particulate throughout. The nose starts off with a peppery burst before cinnamon, clove and allspice begin the sweetening, culminating in banana, peach, apricot, white grape and spiced orange peels, over time you also get toasted bread crust, pretzels with a white vinegar edge. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and thick, the carbonation creates a rich creaminess rather than refreshing briskness. Here the sour orange to white grapefruit citrus leads the pack leading into salt and pepper, clove, chamomile and bitter grasses, the latter welcome as a foil to the at times dried fruit sweetness in the apricot, apple, peach, pear, pineapple fruit, fairly tropical. On the clean side and not blatantly yeasty, its sourness keeps the palate tightening. The banana and bubblegum make a minor appearance at the end, retronasally and stronger as the beer warms. Great drinkability, no overt sense of its higher ABV.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one finger white head. Leaves some tiny spots of lace down the glass. A lot of carbonation visible in the glass.

S: A nice mix of yeast, grain and fruity esters. Tangerine, orange, coriander, caramel and some biscuity malt.

T: Caramel and slightly bready malt upfront with a nice kick of spicy yeast in the middle. Citrus peel, mainly orange, coriander, hints of earthy hops and just a hint of alcohol on the finish. Very smooth. A nice tripel.

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Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with ridiculously big 3 finger foamy white head that had a ton of bubbles in it, and faded extremely slowly (literally minutes) leaving great foamy lacing, rings as it went down and a layer on top. This may have been the slowest fading head ever and it was a real spectacle to observe; extra points for the overall appearance.

Smells of sweet malt, yeast, spices like coriander and pepper, biscuit, orange peel, caramel, sweet fruit like apple or pear that are starting to rot, funk, and earthy and musky notes like yeast or an old basement; no trace of any real hop presence and it’s basically a malty, funky yeast sweetness in the nose.

Tastes of funky yeast, caramel, sweet malt, biscuit, wheat bread, honey, brown sugar, peat moss, herbs, spices like coriander, tea leaf and pepper, sour fruit like apple or pear, orange peel, mild floral hops and a wine-like alcohol nip; the ABV is pretty well hidden, but the malty sweetness and funky yeast are pretty dominant with some fruity notes as compliments and mild citrus hoppy accents popping up every now and then like the Whack-A-Mole game.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost velour like, with low carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet bitter aftertaste that is a combo of rotting fruit, rum and funky yeast or wet wheat bready. The finish is almost dry, but the funk lingers for a while.

Overall this was good and a fine American version of the style, but it lacked something and let me down just a little bit; it was good, and easy to drink, but I wish there was perhaps more hops adding some different aspect of the flavor profile and attack. Hopefully this beer was consumed as intended; I ordered it online from LetsPours and the bottle listed Batch T12230 with a “Best By Date” of 05-2013 – I ordered this in mid-June 2013, so that was disappointing to read after it arrived. Overall a good beer, but did I miss its peak flavor???

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Photo of Dave1999
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy white head.

S-smell is yeast,spices,oranges and some vinegar.

T-light malts, sweet, bannana,very tasty. No hint of its abv at all.

M- medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O-not normally a huge fan of triples but this is excellent. I'd definately recommend this, even if tripel isn't your favourite style.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,534 ratings.
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