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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Ratings: 1,547 |  Reviews: 468
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of Belgian Boulevard tulip glass.

A: Pours an almost-clear golden hue with a thick 3-finger, white, fizzy head that lasts forever – leaving a nice trail down the glass and ends in a solid persistent lace.

S: Sweet Belgian yeast and candi aroma. Hints of phenols.

T: Sweet crisp bready malt flavor with a nice spice to it. Balanced by the hops and slight alcohol burn.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent tripel – Really easy to drink and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boulevard's Long Strange Tripel is bright and fruity-sweet, with a thin finish.

It poured a beautiful hazy gold with a massive bubbly white head that quickly disappeared leaving only one thin ring. The aroma popped with banana, lemon peel, and yeast. The flavor was more subtle yet more fruity and much more sweet. In addition to banana and lemon, there was something bright, sweet, and citric, such as tangerine. The feel was light, thin, and lacked effervescence.

Long Strange Tripel is delicious, if a bit sweet and thin for a tripel. The high ABV is not noticable while drinking it, which along with the flavor, makes this a dangerous ale. It's very versatile, though, because the flavor and feel would be appropriate to warm weather or a special occasion.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Boulevard tulip glass

A- pours a bright yellow color with an enormous white foamy head that reduces to a thin layer skimming the top leaving large patches of lace around the rim. Fizzy bubbles dance to the top with sone yeast sediments floating around.

S- pronounced yeast with phenolic notes, some clove, spices, hay, apple, and wheat, slightly earthy. Quite a bit going on.

T- biscuity malt provides a backbone for some spicy yeast notes, with hints of clove and some herbal hop, finishes with some fruity notes of apricot and apple. The finish is bone dry with a fruity and yeasty linger and just a bit of warming alcohol.

M- light-med body, moderate carbonation, velvety mouthfeel with a smooth and creamy finish. Alcohol provides just enough to warm the palate but hidden well for the most part.

O- this is probably the best American brewed tripel that I've tried. The drinkability is perfect and flavors are so well balanced. Great beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Pours crystal clear straw yellow. Tons of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass.A large bubbly white head. Swirl bottle for a hazy appearance and to agitate yeast..

S- Hay, grass, Belgian yeast. A spicy and earthy smelling beer. A slight fruity ester.

T- A fruity brew. A lot of sharp citrus, a bit of lemon grass and some dark fruit flavors on the back end. There is a bit of a wheat and hay flavor in this beer. The Belgian yeast is bold in this beer and works incredibly well with the beer. A spicy note and clove like flavors. Delicious tripel.

M- Highly carbonated. The bottle conditioning also adds a nice feel to the beer. The beer is quite spicy and lightly stings the tongue.

O- This is a great Tripel. Holds it's own to the Belgian beers and brings a new personality.

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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received this as a gift from my mother in law at a Christmas party.

Poured a light orange, slightly hazy, with a fairly sizable white cap that did not have a lot of retention in my New Belgium goblet. Lots of little floaties in this one.

Scent is of light citrus/darkfruit notes, belgian yeast, bubblegum,.fairly sweet. Picking up some booze as well. Smells like it packs a punch.

Some big spicy and yeasty flavors...lots of clove and fruit, with big white pepper spice on the finish...this is quite dry and spicy; coats the mouth nicely. A big beer with a lot of personality. Booze will certainly sneak up on you with this one. Boulevard appears to be getting it right with this tripel.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

A - Pours a near-clear deep orange, almost brownish... the color of an over-ripe persimmon. It produces a quick-growing thick foamy head, roughly 3 fingers without a particularly vigorous pour. It hangs around for a while, leaving a good amount of lacing.

S - A bit of phenic acid scent is the only flaw in the nose of this beer. A big bouquet of pear, peppery spice, Belgian yeast, dried wheat and apricot.

T - Much like the nose, this is a very well-made tripel. Lots of fruit, almost borderline tart, yeast, dry wheat, and a sweetness in the finish... a hint of bitterness rounds out the flavor. Also like the nose, a bit of phenol comes through as the only flaw that I'm detecting.

M - Great carbonation... I'm usually a little turned off by Triples that are overcarbonated, and this is not one of them. It's chewy yet drinkable, very little noticeable alcohol. Very dry finish, which lends to the bitterness on the end of the taste.

O - A solid Tripel that I will certainly buy again now that it's showing up in California. Dry, fruity, crisp, and technically very sound.

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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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