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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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Ratings: 1,548 |  Reviews: 469
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of patre_tim
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden yellow, highly carbonated, very little cloud mostly clear, huge cream white head, foamy melts like sea foam with large and small bubbles.

S: Belgian yeast, fruity like pears and light fruits, not tropical.

T: Hides the alcohol for sure. Light, fruity, again pears, beligan yeast, like Karmeliet but unique unto its own. Light and balanced. Some sweeteness but not overpowering. Some spice almost cinnamon.

M: Light medium slight syrupy body, high carbonation.

O: Balanced, unique, delicious, worth a try, great job by an American Midwest brewery! Enjoyed this one in Kansas City.

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Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy white billowy head that reduced just a tad. It is a pale yellow color with good clarity and visions of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet and bready malts, vanilla, spices, boozy alcohol, apple, pear, and yeasty esters.

Taste: Same as above, but with lingering bitterness. Alcohol is nice and warming too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, warming alcohol, and some tingling action in the end.

Overall: Pretty solid tripel. More please.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out with vigorous carbonation that keeps up a big fluffy white head and a golden body just filled with carbonation bubbles. Lllaaaccciiinnnggg.

Smells of grass, fruit, and spice: bubblegum, pear, pepper.

Firm bready maltiness takes hold. Gives way to more fruity pear and apple character and alcohol warmth.

Medium bodied and bubbly on the tongue. Fairly dry as well.

I’m a few beers deep into Boulevards Belgian styled offerings and I am impressed. Very solid stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of seand
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear light amber with noticeable bubbling in the liquid and a thick foamy white blanket on top. The head dissipates to a thin but reasonably solid blanket, which leaves lots of lacing.

S: Mildly sweet Belgian spice; clove, banana, and light citrus.

T: Relatively mild throughout, but nice, and with some complexity. Some yeast and grain notes. Starts sweet, and finishes dry with a pleasant light aftertaste.

M: Pleasantly light, though not too light, and fairly carbonated, with small bubbles on the prickly side.

Overall, very good. The mouthfeel and flavor work very nicely together, and it's got a lot going on at a subtle level without needing any one overbearing taste. Very drinkable, and the 9% isn't really noticeable, which is probably very dangerous. Recommended.

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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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allinthehead
3.06/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

11oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip

Appearance: Great orange/tan honey color. Big head with ok retention.

Smell: I'm mostly picking up the yeast and malt. Plus maybe some cloves.

Taste: Bready, sweet, some banana.

Moutfeel: Good carbonation, with a medium body. The aftertaste is a little too dry, almost puckery or like eating dirt. And that aftertaste will sit with you.

Overall: I enjoy trying Belgian style ales. This is an OK one, but not one I'd hunt down again.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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