Long Strange Tripel
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Harold Hogue, a skilled engineer turned his sites from working on cars to brewing delicious beer. From this great transition we get the Long Strange Tripel, a perfect example of a skillfully crafted golden ale with a strong Belgian taste and a nice malty finish.
This beer pours an orange color with amber hues that swim about in a cloudy pool of carbonation. She has a large luxurious white foamy head with a respectable about of head retention. The smell has a bit of spicy malt aroma mixed with sweet fruits and citrus peel. There is also a light smell of alcohol that lingers around. This is a complex tasting beer – you get a taste of alcohol and spice, followed by at mid-palate malt kick, and finishes with a nice clean hoppy kick.
All in all, this beer has a nice medium-bodied beer with a smooth, thick mouth feel. You get a nice mix of your flavors…malts, yeast, fruitiness, spiciness, coriander, clove flavor with an added kick. I would definitely recommend for lovers of Belgian beers or for those curious about trying Belgian beer, but have not really developed a taste for them yet.
Beer Description from Brewery
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 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 into making the first Boulevard beers. Today, he is our longest-tenured employee. We offer this rich, golden Tripel in grateful tribute to dedication, everywhere.