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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34743) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to light heavy yeasty, spicy coriander - pepper ! Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild caramelish and malty. Sweet and roasted malt flavoured. Light phenolic and subdued spiced touch from back of the tongue. Dry and malty into the far finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Boulevard 75 cl. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Intensely fruity nose - sweet and alcoholic. Solid body, sweet overripe fruit, not overly yeasty but on the edge of oxidization. No real bitterness but a warming alcohol finish. Quite delicious. 230410

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white ehad. Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour of yeast, citrus, spices and hops. Hoppy and spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy flavor with some hints of yeast. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Hazy gold beer, frothy white head. Softish palate. Smooth creamy tripel. Plenty of sweetish aromatic malt. Finishes minerally and crisp. A really nice tripel. Light and tasty and memorable. One of the best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy golden color; generous head. Light aroma, some malt, some fruits from the fermentation, very light vegetables. Malt flavor, sweetish, with a light vegetables presence; the bitterness is not too high, but the alcohol can be perceived. Not bad, but another failed American attempt in brewing a Belgian beer. Overall, just a sweetish Belgian Strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting after a very bad drunk Borefts festival ... amber ... sweet yeasty nose ... bright fruit hop ... yeast ... sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Thanks. Pours unclear golden with a small creamy egg white head. Nose is vaguely oxidized and has notes of fruit and yeast. Flavor is very fruity with mild yeast and again some oxidation. Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Gold/orange, lasting beige head. Tripel Belgian. Really good. Rather good bit sweet but good tangerine fruit. Lovely tripel. Good balancing hop on finish. Lovely.


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