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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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2,163 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,163
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 121
Gots: 239 | 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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Photo of Rick778
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Rick778, Feb 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Capman62, May 24, 2013
Photo of IMincedTheKing
2.8/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy golden amber with a quarter inch of lasting head.

The aroma is very earthy with yeast and some fruit.

The brew is too thick and syrupy in the mouth. It tastes of fruit--banana, notably--hops, and alcohol.

I didn't enjoy drinking this much at all, and I doubt I'll give it another go.

IMincedTheKing, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of JohnnyS17
2.83/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

It said taste from a wide mouth glass, so I went with a goblet.

A - A touch cloudy, but rather translucent for a Belgian style ale. A murky yellow color. The head was about a half inch after the pour and lasts throughout drinking. Lots of carbonation.

S - Weak sweet aroma. Maybe a slight hint of banana. I'm not impressed.

T - Spicy but not very flavorful. It almost tastes flat or skunked.

M - Carbonated with a bite. Finishes crisp.

D - No thanks, I might not even finish this 750ml bottle.

JohnnyS17, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of SeanChouffe
2.88/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. Batch #42
Pours a cloudy golden color with a fine white head, silky lace and nice pearling. The head diminished rather quickly – leaving a fine film. The clouding reduced some, but never completely cleared. Aroma of fruit and very yeasty—not very complex or aromatic, but still pleasant. The taste was tart with some sweetness and a dry biting finish. The mouthfeel was rather flat – not a lot of body and quite one-dimensional.
IMHO: Not a lot of character or body. Numerous qualities that can work in a well balanced beer were either under or over represented. It looks as if there have been other batches of this beer that have been much better.

SeanChouffe, Oct 11, 2003
Photo of smakawhat
2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A big three finger simple white head with uniform bubbles that are somewhat small. Dark buttery gold color not very cloudy fairly clear and a very soapy shampoo like appearance. Some retention.

Bouquet is a good spicy/sweetness with mild yeast. Faint orange citrus but not much else and not particularly obvious on smells.

Taste becomes fairly hop dominant with very little chew or sweet tones, and a fair alcohol sharpness on the finish. Medicinal bitter finish with little body, and a rotten fish taste. Too obvious on alcohol for the ABV. I am not to keen on wanting more but I've had worse.

smakawhat, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of deaconoflove
2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ap. This brew is a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head.
Sm. Very strong spicy, lemony, ctirisy aroma.
Ta. Follows the smell with a spicy lemony flavor with some sweetness in there somewhere.
Mf. Light, unremarkable.
Dr. It certainly goes down easily, but there are many other beers I'd rather have.

deaconoflove, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
2.95/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle
Batch #148

A- 750ml corked and caged poured into a chalice. Pours a golden yellow/orangish color with a nice off-white head with good lacing and retention.

S- The fruity aroma features some apples/pears along with spices and yeast.

T- The taste is fruity with some pepper-like spices and quite a bit of heat in the finish from the alcohol. Not bad, but a little bit too boozy for my tastes.

M- The mouthfeel is somewhere between light and medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is definitely a sipper due to the high ABV. My only complaint is that the alcohol stands out way too much in this one and takes away from some of the other flavors. Worth a try, but not something I would purchase again.

cjgator3, Apr 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

standardcherry, May 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

zdauber, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

azorie, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Dduquette, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

DrunkenMonk, Jun 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

rigilkent, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

McNazz, Oct 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Dave7500kl, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

NHSTEVE, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

ejimhof, Dec 26, 2012
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

nzerbe, Mar 30, 2013
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,163 ratings.