Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Long Strange TripelLong Strange Tripel
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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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Ratings: 1,548 |  Reviews: 469
Photo of notchucknorris
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
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 TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of YogiBeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of JoeMarsh
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Dave1999
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of eulerthegrape
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Tucquan
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-06-21 in Columbia, PA

A - Moderately hazy gold with a 2-finger white head that fades to 1/2-finger pretty quickly and leaving mild lacing.

S - Belgian fruity yeast, light malt and grass. Sweet herbal.

T - Musky stone fruit forward with complimentary Belgian sugar sweetness, balanced nicely with a biscuit malt flavor, pepper and a light touch of lemon drop tartness. Dries nicely and leaves a lingering peach skin aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Lightly syrupy, which compliments the stone fruit flavor.

O - An enjoyable, well-balanced Tripel. I'll gladly have it again.

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Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 1,548 ratings
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