Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by gr0g:
4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale amber, hazy, with a creamy two and a half finger head. Head retention is very good with some lacing that rivals the best Belgian tripels. Yeasty phenols are prominent on the nose. The aroma also showcases plenty of fruity esters - ripe pear, apple, and white grape.
A "spicy" yeastiness hits first on the palate with notes of equal parts banana and clove. Semi sweet, with hop bitterness picking up mid palate to bring things into balance. More fruit notes, primarily of apple. A delicious and complex flavor profile that falls just short of the best of the best in style (Westmalle). The vigorous bottle conditioned carbonation is well-tempered and smooth, making this highly drinkable for a big beer.
This Allagash tripel is excellent. It rightfully belongs with the elites of the style, rivaling the best from Belgium.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 19:06:43 | More by gr0g
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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 1,972 ratings.