KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Boulevard "Long Strange Tripel" (Smokestack Series)
Boulevard Brewing Company - Kansas City, Missouri USA
Abbey Tripel (ABV 9%) (IBU 23)

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a hazy golden orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that lasted throughout and had excellent thick sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt and a funky horse blanket Belgian yeast with notes of green apple, banana, citrus (lemon), clove and honey.

The taste was a tad acidic and a little sweet with hints of banana, honey and apple at first, becoming a bit funky with a strong yeast presence and a mildly bitter spicy citrus finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a nice fruity spicy taste left behind to linger on for a little bit longer.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a slightly dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a brew that was put together very well, allowing for a good refreshing taste with a compelling body and smooth drinkability, which all did a great job of concealing the high ABV...

Sampled: 11/22/2012