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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 have 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 onto making the first Boulevard beers.

The Tripel style originated in the Trappist brewery of Westmalle Abbey in pre-war Antwerp province. Its numeric moniker results from the old Belgian practice of naming beers based on the amount of malt used in the brew. A "Simple" was the lightest-bodied brew. Doubling the malt bill resulted in a "Dubbel", while a "Tripel" contained three times the amount of malt (and, as a result, three times the amount of alcohol.) True to style, our Long Strange Tripel is a golden ale with estery aromas, a dense, creamy head and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Rating No. 100. Pours a large, rocky, frothy, white head. Head is clingy and patchy. Deep, honey golden, bordering on light orange body. Hazy with some chunky yeast particulate. Aroma is dominated by bready wheat malt, some yeast dough, mild fruity esters, a touch of citrus, some clove, fresh cut countryside grass and hints of raisin. Flavor contains all of the above plus some caramel undertones and some warming alcohol. Average carbonation for the style, light-medium body, sweet up front finishes with a candi-sugar crispness. Warming, slightly punchy alcohol avoids being too aggressive. Overall a solid, tasty, easy drinking tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle, corked and caged. Hazy golden pour with a an enormous, very long-lasting rocky/creamy beige head. Sweet malty nose, really very inviting, some sugary vanilla and marshmallow, caramel with faint dark fruit and earthy coriander. Golden sunshine flavor with an alcohol kick coming on late, but relatively few higher-order alcohols. Sugary sweetness dries out a bit. Smooth and creamy feel with a light-medium body. Faint little esters, some pleasant peppery spice but it’s well-blended and doesn’t fall out. Light grassy notes and citrus seem much juicier, much fresher than is normal for the style. Very good, classically-styled tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottled. Poured a hazy orange with a rocky and large white head. Aroma is spicy, banana, bread, and alcohol. Flavor is banana, pepper, clove, honey and melon meshed in a pleasing way. Finishes dry and hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
A hazy amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant yeasty aroma with coriander, orange peels, and epsom salts. In mouth, a nice malt with ginger, coriander, and warming alcohol. Nice, rich and smooth. Bottle at Mondiale 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, melon, peppery spices, and yeast. Flavor of spicy bready yeasts initially with sweet fruits (apple, pear) and tingling spices. More spicy/yeasty than fruity. Solid triple, very drinkable. 8/4/8/4/17 (4.1/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle, thanks to tytoanderso, big ups in fact for this one. Aroma of spice, yeast, flowers, and most notably delectable marmalade and honey. Flavor keeps the honey coming with lots of citrus, increasing but still balanced spiciness, biscuity and bready malt, and more yeast. Comes back to the marmalade at the finish. A wealth of flavor, complex, balanced yet notably big and bold. Creamy yet pretty dry mouthfeel. Luscious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
From the keg at Logan’s Pre GABF Party, Denver 10/10/2007 Small white head. Golden coloured fruity banana aroma. Slightly hazy in appearance. Some bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle and Liquid Sunshine VI. Thanks BillKismet! Peppery yeasty aroma, golden with a strong white head. Very dry peppery flavor, strong and intense going where few American tripels dare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle sampled on 2/07/08: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramely biscuity malt and Belgian yeastiness. Body starts fairly full and sweet with nice biscuity pale maltiness and some light fruity esters. Pretty well balanced, authentic and should age well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Dark honey color with thick white head. estery aroma of bananas, clove, apricot. Flavor of pale malt and honey. light dried fruits, and yeast. The fruitiness is subtle and nice, no alcohol prevalent. Finish is clovey and dry.

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