Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My first review of an Allagash beer, this one was a 750ml from batch # 69 and came into my hands via the famous Mike Brawley of Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte. Thanks Mike!
Great things from the minute the cork popped on this one. The beer explodes in the glass, with a massive foamy head and tons of lacing atop a hazy, straw colored brew. The smell is equally huge, very grassy with honey, cloves, hops and that special Belgian yeast bouquet. If they hadn't stamped "Portland, Maine" on the bottle I would've sworn this was a real good Belgian.
Allagash Tripel tastes fantastic, easily rivaling any of the best Tripels I've had. It's a superb blend of hops, cloves, fruity sweetness and that yeasty, metallic flavor that's unique to Tripels. The flavors blend together wonderfully, complementing each other rather than any one flavor dominating. This one has a great carbonation level and a dry, biscuity aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is crisp and mildly warm, with a dry, yeasty sweetness that lingers in the mouth. It practically begs you to drink more. Why, I believe I will...
I just love this beer. It's very flavorful and fresh tasting, and hugely drinkable to boot. I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. In fact, I'm going to stock up on this next chance I get. You may want to do the same. My compliments to Allagash, you've got something special here!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2006 07:20:08 | More by kkipple
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4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation quickly streaming from the bottom of the glass with some golden yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of spices (clove + pepper) and Belgian yeast with a lighter aroma of sweet light fruits/stone fruits including peach, apricot, and pear. Hints of banana.
T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly grainy malts with moderate flavors of light + stone fruit sweetness with peach, apricot, and pear all present. Light to moderate flavors of banana and moderate flavors of clove + black pepper spices from the yeast as well as the distinctive Belgian yeast flavors (which my wife describes as childhood paste). Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy upfront with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: This is a very nice example of a Tripel and is a very easy to drink beer though I would recommend slowly sipping on it as it can easily sneak up on you (with the alcohol being very well hidden). Definitely a recommended beer for the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 01:35:53 | More by dbrauneis
4.71/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from batch #203.
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.
Taste: Quick hit of sweetness upfront, followed by a complex mix of fruit, heavy apricot and strange plum like flavors. Followed up quickly by yeasty earth tones and just the slightest hop kick. Clean finish, lingering just long enough to make you want another taste. Slight alcohol warming in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium carbonation, easy drinking especially for a tripel. Smooth and enjoyable.
Overall: One of the best tripels I've ever tried. Really look forward to trying future batches of this one to see if and how it changes.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 07:22:14 | More by coasterfreak75
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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