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:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Hazy golden copper. Large fluffy white head with great rentention. Looks as appetizing as any other tripel I've had.
S: honey and banana
T: Yea this is nice... first is a soft sweet honey taste before moving to some fruity esters before finishing dry. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Do not taste the 9%. Flavors change throughout while on the palate but none overpower the others. Compelx.
M: Pretty thick. Like I mentioned, finishes dry.
O: Great tripel. Was not my favorite style at first, but beers like Chimay tripel and this one have really changed my mind.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 03:59:08 | More by Givemebeer
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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