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
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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