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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,983 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 117
Gots: 178 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This strong golden ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with suggestions of banana and honey in the complex palate. The Tripel has a remarkably long and smooth finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Reviews by Act25:
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Act25

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All top reviewers appear to agree about Allagash: top notch brewer!

However in my 2d review - close on the heels of reviewing Orval, Chimay, Acchouffe - Sorry Allagash, this beer is good, but not close to a Trappiste.

2nd Review 2/15/14
A: Pours clear into a tulip, the yeast stays in the bottle. Delightful rising head and lacing. Not as energetic or pillowy as the best Belgians, not their pin point color or champagne like carbonation. 4
S: Too much clove & Pineapple, not enough complexity and pepper. 3.75
T: Very good, alcohol hidden, but too one-sided toward pineapple and clove. 4
MF: Alcoholic, drying, peppery, nice bitter finish.

8-18-13 review - 1st time
A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, a cresting head that can over top the glass, with fair retention and lotsa lacing. Hazy straw body color.

S: Fruit and spice. A bit of old church. Pepper, clove, pineapple & Banana.

T: Classic and balanced. Clean yet complex. Follows smell with more pepper and spice, bananas and fruits dominate, contrasted by the spices. It's almost that the pepper replaces the bitter tingle we hop heads love so much in IPAs.

M: Medium-bodied w tingly, peppery carbonation. Finishes dry, some alcohol, as in like a vodka drink, but in a good way.

D: Meditation beer for its alcohol content and spiciness. Very warming. the alcohol comes late, a better winter beer than summer.

Food: Asian, seafood, raw bar (yes!), caviar, or a cheese course perhaps. Not really right for tomato based garden prima vera we're having tonight.

I actually put it away in favor of a Dales Pale for my dinner and saved it as an "after dinner beer".

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 21:09:50 | More by Act25
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A: Solid amber color with a decent head when poured from a bottle.

S: hints of fruit with spices.

T: Delicious. Solid beer all around. Have already had the White, Double, and Double Reserve. This is quite good with a light texture and great taste.

M: sufficiently carbonated and light on the tongue, hints of spices and fruits. Delicious. Have already compared with the White, Dubel, Dubel Reserve, and Tripel today.

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A: slightly hazy gold with 1 finger head that dissipates to a 4 mm disk, no lacing on this glass.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.