Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
A - Poured into an tall Allagash glass. The beer produced a towering, creamy head with a steady stream of bubbles racing up the center of the glass. The beer itself is a clear golden color. The stream of bubbles maintains a thin head for the duration and leaves thin lacing along the sides of the glass.
S - Nice level of potency. Some sweetness, maybe a little lemongrass, and a few yeasty notes.
T - Also very nice. Bubblegum sweetness up front, followed by a tiny bit of lemon and some mild peppery spice. There is just a touch of alcohol present on the finish, which is also a nice touch.
M - I can barely go above average here. The only thing that distinguishes this from water for me is a tiny bit of a tingle on my tongue. Oddly enough, with all the visible carbonation in this beer, I can barely detect any once I start drinking it. Also a bit of a lingering off-flavor that I only detect on the finish. Not really part of the flavor profile.
O - I want to like this, but as I get closer to the bottom of the glass I find that its really not for me. The mouthfeel in particular was a major letdown, particularly considering how absolutely gorgeous this beer is.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 01:33:35 | More by Andrew041180
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4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation quickly streaming from the bottom of the glass with some golden yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of spices (clove + pepper) and Belgian yeast with a lighter aroma of sweet light fruits/stone fruits including peach, apricot, and pear. Hints of banana.
T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly grainy malts with moderate flavors of light + stone fruit sweetness with peach, apricot, and pear all present. Light to moderate flavors of banana and moderate flavors of clove + black pepper spices from the yeast as well as the distinctive Belgian yeast flavors (which my wife describes as childhood paste). Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy upfront with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: This is a very nice example of a Tripel and is a very easy to drink beer though I would recommend slowly sipping on it as it can easily sneak up on you (with the alcohol being very well hidden). Definitely a recommended beer for the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 01:35:53 | More by dbrauneis
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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