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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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93
outstanding

1,805 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1805
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%


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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Roguer

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Thick, bright; no imperfections. Relatively small head. Clean residue on the glass.
S - A little bright, not quite citrusy. Spicy. It doesn't exactly match with the flavor, but I don't mean that as a negative.
T - Lovely. Most recently, I couldn't bring myself to let it sit and age, and I'm paying the price for it. A new bottle is brighter and lighter; giving it time to age (as I usually do, at least a couple months) results in a better overall flavor. A little bright and citrusy in flavor, definitely malty, but not overly sweet. Maybe clove, some apricot? I don't taste the banana.
M - Thick and smooth. I like tossing this around, and it seems to coat the entire mouth afterwards (very pleasantly).
O - This is a really solid Tripel. I was very surprised, as I'm a big fan of Westmalle. Allagash isn't quite on par, but I certainly think it's a very, very drinkable beer, and it's certainly more accessible from a price standpoint (4 12oz Allagash < 1 pint Westmalle). Now, I buy Trappist Tripels for special occasions, tastings, and guests, and I try to keep Allagash Tripels on hand in the event that the mood strikes me.

Spiegelau tulip glass.

I don't have a sophisticated palate, so don't look to me for individual notes of fruit and what-not (unless it's Weissbier levels of obvious). I'll just say that this is a full-bodied, 9% ABV, flavorful beer, and if you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 21:11:24 | More by Roguer
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Appearance: Deep yellow almost honey colored with slight amber hues. Nice two to three finger choppy cream colored head that held on and left a nice lace on the glass throughout the drink.

Smell: Yeasty with apricots, hints of cherries, earthy tones, hints of citrus. All and all very complex in the nose.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,805 ratings.