Long Strange Tripel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

1,547 Ratings
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: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid American tripel. Golden and beautiful, this is a great beer to look at. The nose is a little less inviting, not in an unpleasant way, but rather behaving like a parent who is too busy to show up for their kid's soccer match. The hops shine through here more than most tripels, and It's easier to drink than its 9.25% abv would suggest. Crisp with a good amount of carbonation, this is lighter and easier than say Allagash Triple or Chimay Cinq Cents, but a little less complex than something like Tripel Karmeliet. Definitely worth a shot if you enjoy tripels or Belgian goldens.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint.

A - Lovely yellow-orange with a bit of haziness to it. Huge frothy head that lasts quite a while. Not much lacing.

S - A very floral tripel. Banana is quite dominant accompanied with lemon zest and bready malts. Peppery qualities and Belgian yeast is present in the background.

T - Grand light fruit flavors such as lemon, apricot and peaches. Belgian yeast definitely comes through with a hint of bubblegum. Pretty complex and highly drinkable!

M - Quite a light body with a really great amount of carbonation to go along with it. Finishes with a bit of spice and overall fairly dry.

O - Boulevard's Smokestack series is among my favorite lineup of beers, and this one is no exception. This one is up there when it comes to tripels and it's everything you want in the style; refreshing, drinkable, complex beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy honey gold with massive, billowing, clingy, white head.

Smell: Spicy, wih clove and pepper. Rounded out with banana and other fruits.

Taste: Nice semi-sweet core of banana, fleshy fruits and bread. Over that is a dry layer of clove, pepper and grassy hops, which lingers on the finish. Fantastic balance.

Feel: Highly effervescent with a medium body and dy finish. Very refreshing.

Overall: One of the easiest drinking 9% beers I have had. This is also a fantastically balanced, superb Tripel. Boulevard really knows how to make some killer Belgian-style beers.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a half finger high head and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and spices are present in the nose along with hints of bananas.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a slight amount of sweetness but this is mostly canceled out by spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really good represention of the style and has some nice complexities in the smell and taste. Some alcohol is noticeable in the taste, but it doesn't really detract too much from the drinkability.

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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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