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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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
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