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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Mesmerising golden oramge color. Aroma and taste are like a very rich silky sweet Saison. I am guessing Saisons and Tripels are linked in some way. North Coast Le Merle to be more to the point.SOB!!!!! Oh my my my this is very very impressive. I hope those folksI in Kansas City realize what they have in their backyard. I never thought I would say this but I kinda want to move to Kansas now? The hops profile is pure genius. Damn fruit fly’s! Every drop is pure magnetism. Perfection!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
elborracho420 (1) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Amazing taste, bitter taste in the begging with a kick at the end. Drink very very cold, trust me makes the kick in the end go hard lol

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2009
dark golden pour with a ton of creamy white head. nice malty aroma mixed with some sweetness and nuttyness. smooth mouth feel with a slight sweetness on the finish. delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
justone7 (5) - - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
Color hazy, taste very rich and full, lots of complex tastes with a very smooth finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Jane’s bottleshop. Aromas of dough, caramel, vanilla. Taste is sweet, and long lasting.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (602) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Delicious brew with a high alcoholic content, but very smooth. The Pour is beautiful with a thick white head.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Thick white head with rich amber color. Belgian-style fruity, strong ale. Not too bitter, but full of flavor. Excellent beer!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rt1Rebel (10) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
Without verbosity, I can’t resist grabbing a 750 of this every time I’m in THAT liquor store.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours from the bottle a light gold with only a touch of haze from the rising bubbles. The white head starts big, but leaves quickly. A fine aroma of bananas, yeast and spice. The taste follows the nose with lots of banana, apples, yeast and a nice sweetness. The carbonation gives the mouth a light crispness. Simply an excellent tripel that tastes like it came straight from Belgium.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Great belgian! slightly sweet - cloudy in appearance with a thin white head. Lovely fruity esthers.


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