Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by MJR:
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Using my Allagash tulip glass (thanks again Dave!) to drink this heavenly nectar, it pours a burnished gold that is perfectly clear from a careful pour. A frothy, off-white head starts out thick, then slowly shrinks down to small cap. It's easily brought back up again with a simple swirl. The lace looks a lot like soap suds overlooked on a car window in the middle of a hot, sticky summer...
Smell: Wonderfully complex aroma with suggestions of spicy fruits, banana, grape, clove, phenolics, bready yeast, alcohol, and a musty earthy note. Despite this wide array of scents, the aroma comes across as sweet. Stunning...
Taste: The flavor is sweet and spicy, with lots of fruitiness and honey on the forefront. After the initial rush of sweetness, the flavor shifts to a slighty phenolic one, along with a small burst of black pepper spiciness. The clove, yeast, and musty flavors are in there too, but play secondary roles and stay mostly in the background. The tail end has a rush of warming alcohol, which is highlighted by a touch of hops. Again, stunning...
Mouthfeel: This brew is highly carbonated, but it still manages to maintain a creamy, soft mouthfeel that is just a bit prickly on the tongue. The body is on the lighter side of medium. Alcohol dries out the finish considerably. Very warming...the more I drink of this bottle, the warmer my tummy feels!
Drinkability: You have to respect a brew that makes you forget that it's 9%abv. This brew goes down quite easily, and I have to be mindful to keep from overdoing it. What a great nightcap!
One of the best tripels to be found anywhere, this brew is solid proof that not all the best Belgian-style beers come from Belgium. In other words, another winner from the brewers at Allagash!
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2003 22:51:21 | More by MJR
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the carefully handled bomber procured from Allagash directly and then cold/cooler-kept until consumption today.
A: slightly hazy gold with 1 finger head that dissipates to a 4 mm disk, no lacing on this glass.
S: strong belgian breadiness followed by a classic belgian tripel yeast profile. Very on-point sewery, sweet yeast and hop notes. Balanced for the style. Sewery hops do present at very end of nose.
T: Of course the nose and finish are Belgian Triple ale...and the taste follows the yeasty, bready nose. No overtly obnoxious flavors present now.
M: no creamy or filling mouthfeel, and middle road to boot.
O: worth a quaff if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 04:38:43 | More by Scrapss
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,974 ratings.