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RATINGS: 663   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split Dave on October 26th, 2012.

Appearance:Pours a nice gold cloud with light white head.
Aroma:Aroma of yeast, wheat.
Taste:Nice amount of wheat, yeast, faint hint of sour, sweet on the end..
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: Really nice Abbey Tripel that I’d be glad to drink again. Enjoy the name too, a tip of the cap to The Dead. Boulevard continues to impress me when I’m not drinking their popular wheat - but hey, that helps pay for other experiments.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a bright golden yellow color. Active carbonation throughout the session. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light fruity citrus taste, with some yeasty notes, and a good hop flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2016
750 Bottle with a healthy pop from the cork. Pale straw color with nice white head. Estery fruity pears and apple nose. Banana and clove with sweet apple flavors. Good balance and creamy. The finish begins with a dryness that is followed with a mild sweet burn. Good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
Large head deep gold pour medium carbonation aromas old bananas hay wheat grain a plenty clove candy citrus strong yeast backing rich barley sugar cane the flavours lemon clove candy raw sugar hay wheat sweet barley pear woody note rich sweetness the finish some lovely notes throughout the triple the best aftertastes hops sweetness spices good quality triple

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (243) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2016
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours yellowish amber with a lively head from the bottle conditioning. Aroma of bananas and cloves like many a Belgian ale with the nice malt backbone of a tripel. Eminently drinkable so it’s probably good that this is the only bottle to make the long strange trip across the Pacific to my fridge. Glad to see Boulevard reach Australian shores.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1160) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Busted down on bourbon street set up like a bowling pin what a long strange trip its been.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (655) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle...yeast, esters, banana, and some grassy funk predominate in this highly drinkable Tripal. Creamy body and a sweet impression give way to a fairly dry, clean finish. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (256) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Köpt i butik i New York. Klar gyllengul med stor, mustig och vit skumkrona. Doft av vingummi, rå äppelcider och belgisk jäst. Bra balanserad halvtorr, bubbelfrisk kropp. Smak av äppelkart, vingummi, belgojäst och citron.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6301) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright orange color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered forever and left excellent lacing. The aroma was musty and yeasty with citrus, golden fruits, sweet tropical fruits, pez and a bit of banana. The flavor was sweet and yeasty with notes of peach, orange, apricot, pepper, yeast and banana. Long finish of yeast, pepper and golden fruits. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (772) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
clear to semi hazy gold pour, tall fluffy white head, no lace but great retention. Super ester aroma, cloves, pear, lots of lemon. Taste is on the sweeter sode. Effervescent body. bit of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with moderate head. Aromas of dried apples and candied bananas. Flavors of honey, bananas, sweet muddled fruit and light toasted malts. Lots of carbonation. Nice.

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