Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into an Allagash cervoise.
A - Pours a crystal clear straw color, with a ton of carbonation swirling like a vortex or funnel which feeds the 3-fingers of ivory head. Of course, the head has the consistency and retention of other Allagash beers; that is, frothy and thick, like cream, and a long-lasting presence. The lacing is great as well with foam covering most of the sides.
S - The nose is heavy with spice and fruit, more specifically clove and banana. There is actually quite a bit of depth here, with strong yeast phenols, lemongrass, crushed black pepper, and citrus. A touch of alcohol astringency arises near the end, but overall this is an addicting beer.
T - The taste is a melange of flavors, from sweet, to spicy, to somewhat sour as well. A citrus profile leads the way, with oranges and tangerines, before a strong clove, honey, and wheat influence cuts it short. This lingers for a while, before ending with a spicy finish. Each sip brings a new aspect to this beer, with more and more enjoyment stemming from the results.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly yet clean on the palate, this finishes dry to whet the palate even more.
D/O - Drinkability is high. This definitely ranks high up on the list of my favorite Tripels, especially ones domestically produced. It has all the subtle complexities of an authentic Belgian while being more accessible (however, living in Pittsburgh with no Allagash distribution, authentic Belgians are easier to come by). My final thought at the end of the glass was: "A 12oz bottle isn't enough for a beer this good". I am kicking myself for not buying the 750ml one.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 04:21:21 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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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