05-07-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

The Boulevard Brewing Company brewed up this Strange Belgian style ale which is the subject of this review. This beer, named after their “longest tenured employee,” is loaded with love. We couldn’t identify anything particularly Strange about it. We did observe, however, that popping the cork of its 750ml bottle released a plethora of pleasant aromas. Our nostrils celebrated. For us, it was therapy— beer therapy. Our taste sensations ran off into different directions like wild stallions. We will attempt to wrangle them and hone our score for your pleasure.

Long Strange Tripel

Belgian Style Ale

9.2% ABV

23 IBU

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Fantastic foamy head, ribbons of dancing lace.

Ms. Hopologist: “Plenty of nice foam.”

Once Upon a German: “Enduring head, lovely.”

Mr. Del La Beer: “Awesome head.”

Score: 3.8/5


The Smell: Fruity, yeasty, essences of wheat and malt.

Ms. Hopologist: “I sense spice and fruit, lovely mild bitters.”

Once Upon a German: “Yeasty complexion is what I love.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Smells Great.”

Score: 4.5/5


The Color: As expected, a light tantalizing golden blond complexion.

Ms. Hopologist: “Light blond amber.”

Once Upon a German: “Not surprised by the lovely blond color of this beer.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Love the blondie”

Score: 5/5


The Flavor: Fruity flavor including banana, malt, lovely yeast and wheat—hallmarks of a wheat beer.

Ms. Hopologist: “I’m picking up on spicy cloves, yeast and smokiness.”

Once Upon a German: “Pleasant fruitiness, blended well with the wheat and yeast.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Tastes great!”

Score: 4.3/5


The Mouthfeel: Full-bodied which lingers in the mouth.

Ms. Hopologist: “Lingering effect with a mildly bitter aftertaste.”

Once Upon a German: “Love the way it stays for a while, enjoyable aftertaste.”

Mr. De La Beer: “I love it.”

Score: 4/5


Total Score: 4.3/5

Ending Comments

There is nothing stranger than drinking a bad beer. Fortunately, this was a great beer. When it comes to name-calling, or name-choosing, selecting Strange names for great beers is just— well— Strange. We congratulate Boulevard Brewing Company for this excellent wheat beer. Congratulations are also in order for their “longest tenured employee” whose name and face are enshrined on the label of this Long bottle of Beer.

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