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RATINGS: 642   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
A - Hazy orange with a 2 fingers of fluffy white head. S - Peach, apricots, oranges, pears, spice. T - Follows the nose, fruity yeast, grainy malt, oranges, apricots, peaches, and pears. Spice really opens up at the end along with grassy hops. M - Creamy smooth feel, full bodied, bright moderate carbonation. Very refreshing, great mouthfeel, highly enjoyable beer. Serving type: bottle 08-14-2011


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at hotel room tasting. Nice rich pale gold pour with lightly lacy white head. Aroma is peppery, lots of pepper, lemon zest, grain, light banana. Taste is grainy, light fruity flavor, dry, not too sweet,light grassiness. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (914) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a nice vibrant golden color with a frothy white head. Aromas of peaches, pears, wheat, cereal and a tinge of alcohol. Flavors upfront consist of dried/candied fruit and bubblegum and finishes dry, crisp and with a hint of alcohol again. Not the best Tripel I’ve had but certainly nothing wrong with it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fooj (22) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2015
A nice cloudy orange color with a white head. A pleasant fruity-yeasty aroma. A good triple taste with a pleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (33) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Aroma: bubblegum, floral, Appearance: golden, clear, huge head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, lively, long finish, Overall: great beer, would recommend

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (777) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle got in a trade. Pours a hazy, murky straw color. Not great looking. Lots of thick white head which stuck around a long time. Decent Belgian yeast aroma but nothing special. Mouthfeel is actually kinda light for this abv beer. Taste is dry, Belgian yeast, pear and funk. Meh, not special. Tank 7 is similar but somehow waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better. Not going to get this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1228) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured at home in a large snifter. Golden orange with a serious thick and lasting head. Aroma is sweet candy, slight bubblegum, cereal, biscuit, and light floral notes. Taste is at first some sweet candies and flowers, then transitions into more dry bitterness and cereal. Solid carb, well balanced, big flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
capecod (14) - - FEB 20, 2015
Bread, yeast aroma from a yellow golden pour. Lacy white head. Peppery hit up front followed by mellowing hop bitterness morphing into a sweet finish. Pretty complex brew, I’d say!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (405) - - FEB 15, 2015
Clear gold, billowing head. Pronounced nose, yeasty. Light body, moderate but pretty flavor, wonderfully balanced, refreshing but also rich mouthfeel, avg length, pleasant finish. Surprizingly sweet and sour, little bitterness. Malty, fruity. Easy drinking, very enjoyable, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Nice head with satisfying retention. Malt, wheat, caramel, spice, and alcohol aroma. Full bodied and creamy. Potent combination of flavours consisting of caramel, citrus, malt, wheat and spice with a mildly hoppy and spicy finish. Absolutely delectable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Cloudy gold pour, 2 finger fluffy white head. Nose is melon and Yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is creamy malt and spice. Finish is dry and noticeably hoppy with a hint of alcohol,


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