Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
A: A slightly foggy golden color with an absolutely towering bleach white creamy head. The head takes about a minute or two to deflate, but holds steady at 1/4" - 1/2", fortified by legions of small bubbles rising from the center. A fair amount of silky white lace down the glass.
S: Very fruity with a hint of citrus. Detecting banana, a hint of apples and pears, some lemon, with a small touch of coriander spice. This smells like something straight out of the Yankee Candle catalog.
T: The taste follows suit with the nose in that it's extremely fruity. Bananas, apples, pears, followed by some spicy coriander and that alcoholic bite that is to be expected in the finish of a Tripel. As I sit here describing the flavors, it sounds so basic and simple, but there's something happening in my mouth that I can't quite describe. The flavor profile may be simple, but there's nothing plain or boring about the taste of this brew. Simply exquisite.
M: The mouthfeel department is not quite as impressive as the others, but it's by no means a disappointment. I expected a big brew like this to pack a huge body, but this one falls more towards medium, medium-large. Even still, this boasts an exceptionally smooth, silky, and creamy texture that's a recipe for superb drinkability.
O: Allagash has proven once again why they're always on the tips of people's tongues during the conversation of "best US breweries." Allagash Tripel is, quite frankly, unlike anything I've ever drank before. Profoundly aromatic, a flavor that challenges the drinker to find a word other than "perfect" to describe it, and a mouthfeel to match. This has become my go-to brew for the style. You'd be smart to make it yours as well.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 02:48:49 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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 1,967 ratings.