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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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92
outstanding

2,093 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 2,093
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 121
Gots: 214 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This strong golden ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with suggestions of banana and honey in the complex palate. The Tripel has a remarkably long and smooth finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Reviews by mgironta:
Photo of mgironta
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

So, this brew poured with a one finger white head that left signficant lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color, much to be expected. Due to the color and cloudiness, there was not a lot of visible carbonation. On the nose, I got a lot of fruit, specifically apple and tropical fruit. I wonder if this is the passion fruit that they mention would be apparent on the label. I don’t know exactly what passion fruit smells like, but maybe this is it? On the taste, I definitely get bread. The fruit pretty much gets lost in the taste. Although after it warms a bit, I do get some hints of lemon. I got the booze mostly on the finish of the beer. This was a little less syrupy than I expected, although I really haven’t had a lot of Belgians to be able to expect a lot. Although the booze isn’t exactly hidden, it isn’t obnoxious either. I would have this again, but this a brew that you can’t have too many of.

mgironta, Sep 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at the Corner Slice in Greensboro.Poured into a goblet a slightly hazed peach infused golden with a nice white fluffy crown atop.Stone fruit and banana/clove phenols in the nose,as it warmed sweet alcohol came into play a little.Somewhat tart with green apple-like flavors at the onset with clove-like spice and alcohol sweetness in the finish.Alot of fruit flavor in this tripel,phenols are present but not over the top,nice beer.

oberon, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Dekhar
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%

Dekhar, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful murky but light orange in color with a gorgeous white head that came up nicely and left a good film on top of the liquid.

Smell – The light malts are laded with Belgian yeast. This is a very good yeast aroma that I’m getting early on, even before the beverage warms. The fruity citrus has some strong orange in it but doesn’t let this overpower the bouquet. I can also pick up some sensuous lemon notes along with some fresh lime and light peach.

The spices are mild and consist mostly of the traditional white pepper and coriander favored by the authentic Belgian breweries. There’s just a touch of vodka to the nose but otherwise the high ABV goes unnoticed.

Taste – I literally moaned with pleasure on the first sip. The flavors are so intense that they take a moment to get used to.

The yeasty malt makes a terrific backbone to the giant fruits. The fruits come on full bore at the taste and are very complex. The alcohol picks things up a notch from the nose as do the spices. This is a very intense flavor rush, so be ready.

Mouthfeel – This Tripel is in between medium and full-bodied with some extraordinary carbonation that just explodes in the cheeks.

Drinkability – This was spot on for my preference in the style and very drinkable in my book. I just couldn’t get enough of this wonderful offering from Allagash!

RoyalT, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

aszatk01, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

750 ml. Batch # 71. Pours a permanently hazed straw gold with a thick white foam that dissipates to 1/8th inch with nearly perfect lacing. Aroma is fresh cut hay and tropical fruit/citrus. Mangoes, lemons, honeydew melon, and coriander. Tastes somewhat like Hennepin, which pleases me mightily. Loads of yeast, a bit of banana, spicy as heck, almost clove like finish. Mild grapefruit twang. Very Belgian and authentic tasting. Warming ever so slightly. Mouthfeel as wonderful as wrapping yourself in warm laundry. Drinkability is tops, especially considering the ABV. This is one of the best American made triples I’ve had. As good or better than several Belgians I’ve tasted.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DanGeo, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

I'm going off memory for this one. I had it in a 750ml bottle with the cork present.

All I remember was having a reaction of: "Wow, this is an amazing brew!". The taste was fruity, malty, smooth, hints of german hefe (banana), crisp, effervescent, and far too delicious. This is one of those beers where you love the taste so much you end up drinking the beer quickly and you get punished for it. That 9% abv will do serious damage especially because you can't taste the 9% at all. You would swear it was 5%.

I'm making a conservative rating because I'm going to try this later down the road again and it may end up in my top three for favorite brews. That's how much I enjoyed it.

Cheers to Allagash!

Fear4Beer, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Max3
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Max3, May 25, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Purchased in a 750ml corked and caged bottle with the denotation "batch #166". Pours a sunny hazy gold with minimal head. Some winey alcohol, buttery diacetyl and fruity esters in the nose, pronounced apricot in the mouth. Creamy, cottony carbonation with astringent powdered sugar finish. Owing to the strength, this stuff will numb your tongue quickly, so enjoy it while you can!

PS The bottle has warmed since my first pour. Aroma now includes that much prized horse blanket. Taste has opened up to include massive peppery qualities which now overshadow initial apricot. Carbonation has subsided, which is also a good thing.

ExtraStout, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of SuqMadique
4/5  rDev -3.4%

SuqMadique, May 22, 2012
Photo of cdog3
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

This is one of my favorite everyday beers. Pouring at 9% ABV you can dink a 750 ml bottle by yourself at leisurely pace just about any evening. It is golden yellow and slightly cloudy with a fine creamy white head that last and last. The aroma is spicy and fruity with just the faintest scent of alcohol at the end. when you take this beer in your mouth you feel a nice medium to better body that borders on creamy. Sweet and spicy up front with a nice rounded maltiness and a hint of alcohol warming in the finish. If you haven't had this you should and if you have you should probably pick up another one just to remind yourself how good it is.

cdog3, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of MadScientist
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

MadScientist, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Tiernan, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Shared a 750mL with a buddy.
A-Poured golden/straw color with 2 inch fluffy white head in oversized wine glass-nice looking in the glass.
Smell-Sweet, Tart Apple and yeasty aromas
T-Unpleasant bitter on first taste combined with yeasty flavor, lacking the fruit from the smell. Wished for more of the smell in the taste. As it warmed, there was more of the tart apple flavor and some citrus that come through. More balanced as it warmed. Alcohol was failry evident.
M-Very carbonated with bubbly feel-a little foamy in the mouth.
D-Taste is very dominated by yeast and the for me that cuts down the drinkability. A nice beer but not the most complex tripel. A decent tripel.

hopsleeroy, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SanFranJake, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SkiBum22, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JacobMutberg, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured from a 750 mL into a chalice style glass.
Bottle states the batch is number 110.

A: Golden orange in color, hazy with an incredible thick white foamy head. The retention was phenominal, staying thick and frothy for most of the drink. Lacing was, well, good, but it was more like clinging white foam.

S: Modest spices swimming in rich pale & caramel malts. Something slightly citrus clings to the nose as well.

T&M: Mild malts nicely spiced ride a creamy texture all the way through the tasting. Carbonation is light but persistent and helps keep that fantastic head alive through the course of the drink. This tripel is slightly sweet but still has a relatively quick and dry finish. The malts and the spices combine with enjoyable complexity. This is a fantastic brew!

D: I really loved this brew! It was easy to drink, smooth and creamy, and full of complex tastiness. Fantastic! I'm definitely going to seek this out and would highly recommend it.

SIRIUS2, May 01, 2008
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of SanDNigel
4.39/5  rDev +6%

I'll start by saying I got the "reserve-batch 195" with the cork in a 750ml bottle. Reasonable price ($13ish) + good reviews = purchase.
A- Pours golden cream with a tightly effervescent head. Gets you excited to drink.
S- Moscato with a bubbly coriander creme de platano
T- Very much like it smells; small quick sips enhance, relatively dry finish
M- Heavy intensely bubbly/creamy action mixed with light alcohol note (not as much as 9ABV hints)
Very good beer. Couldn't ask for much more getting done doing something on a hot day (or any day really when you live in San Diego). Recommend for price point
(Couldn't have come from farther away for me in the continental United States [San Diego, CA]but well worth the trip)

PS: I've been using BeerAdvocate for some time now without posting; I feel bad. It was time to post.

SanDNigel, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

Batch# 56, caged and corked bottle. A nice pop as the cork goes. Wonderful cloudy golden honey color with a big 3 finger head on top. Rings of lacing stick to the side of the glass. Impressive. Fruity notes mix with a nice spiciness, I pick out clove and some peppery tones. The fruit and spice scents play off each other nicely.

First sip is an lovely mix of tropical fruit flavor and spices. Cloves, honey and hints of pepper flow under a bed of fruit and hints of caramel. A nice balance in flavors and just a damn tasty brew all around.

Mouthfeel is fairly creamy with some nice bubbly carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. This is a very tasty brew that I could see pairing well with food. Easily drinkable, the 9% is nearly non-existant in the taste. Cheers to Allagash for brewing a great tripel. I look forward to trying more of their brews.

orbitalr0x, Jan 02, 2005
Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

bulldogg915, Today at 10:25 PM
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

750ml botle, Batch#74. A golden color with a thin head and lots of bubbles when poured. It has a predominately spicy odor, with some fruitiness coming through. Taste is also mostly spice, with a little orange creeping in. A very smooth, warming beer. Very drinkable (in moderation).

lordofthewiens, Feb 21, 2006
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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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