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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,803 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1803
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%


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.

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Illinick

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On Tap at The Sharp Edge
A: Golden, palish yellow with a big, frothy white head and foamy, sticky lacing. A treat to look at (the perfect pour certainly helped).
S: Passion fruit and other exotic fruits with bananas and slight spiced apple smell with hints of minerals and definate spice and herbal scents. Typical tripel yeast smell is there with a slight hint of sugary hops.
T: Parallels the smell: exotic fruits with a definate spiciness and tons of sugar candy and herbal flavors. The spice and fruit seem to be paired nicely and provides quite the exquisite flavor. Some bananas and the spiced apple in there as well, but the real winner is the spicy exotic fruits.
MF: Filling and smooth with just a hunt of spicy/peppery feel.
DR: Excellent! The ABV is hidden nicely so beware this could knock you on your ass. nuff said!
Overall: Allagash produces some of the highest quality brews in the nation. This is no exception. One of the best American Tripels I've had. If you didn't know Allagash was brewed in Maine you might mistake it for a true Belgian-it's that good!

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2005 19:14:47 | More by Illinick
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tripel Reserve- Batch 172

A- Pours a beautiful dark gold color w/ an amazing two and a half finger off white head. Massive carbonation and excellent lacing. The cloud like head sticks around forever. Beautiful tripel.

S- Apple, pear, malt, yeast, pepper, clove. The nose is just about as good as any Belgian Tripel I've had. Sweet/Sour fruit thing happening. Really just about perfect, maybe a little more yeast in the nose, but that's nitpicking. Very balanced, and really excellent.

T- Ah.... This is by far the best American Tripel I've tried. This is really close to the best from Belgium. It definitely has its own personality, but it's totally world class for the style. The spices come out a little more in the taste, and it just melts in your mouth. Other than that, it's pretty close to the nose profile. This could easily be a 5.

M- Sweet/Sour feel to it, as well as a smooth/bitter vibe. Really easy going down. Very easy for a 9% ABV beer.
If anything, it might be on the thin/dry side for me, but that's the only thing that keeps it from being a 5...

O- This is a fantastic beer, and you owe it to yourself to pick it up. Goes toe to toe w/ Belgium's best Tripels, and holds its own. Highly Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 17:30:30 | More by jayhawk73
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle

Allagash Tripel filled my snifter with a cloudy/hazy gold color that had a slight orange cast and produced a 1-finger white head that dissipated a little faster than I expected. Spotty lacing was left behind. The nose is dominated by light golden fruits and is somewhat understated when compared to the exceptional flavor. Speaking of the taste, it is fruity; of peaches, apples, bananas, and pears with light honey in the mix. The clove and pepper spiciness is a little understated when compared to other first-class Tripels…however, it is not too little. The [9%] alcohol is hidden masterfully with a light pleasant warming that very lightly builds as consumed. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with light-medium carbonation.

Allagash Tripel Ale is delicious and a tremendously drinkable Tripel. A fine job Allagash…Top Shelf!!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 19:00:26 | More by bushbeer75
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PatrickSwayze

California

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured bright golden translucent in color the looked gorgeously filtered to perfection. Thick frothy head complemented the color.   

S: Not really dominating or distinguished in aroma. Was left hoping for more. 

T: Holy crap this beer is so beautiful. Light crisp and unreal clovey banana that is just amazing on the taste buds. Best american belgian style beer I've ever had.

M: Really dry and unreal crisp but heavy in flavor. Just pure and simply perfect.

O: You really need to try this beauty. I want this beer inside me at all times. Do not pass up the opportunity to try this one. Shes amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 05:48:52 | More by PatrickSwayze
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DrFayhee


4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden color with medium-thick head. Slightly hazy.
S: Apricot, soap, straw, raisins, orange peel, and birch bark.
T: Pretty classic tripel flavors actually. Fruity up front with a nice malted hoppinness that carries through the sip.
M: Medium bodied, perfect medium carbonation, a slight oiliness.
O: I've never tasted an American beer that so perfectly captures the essence of a Belgian tripel. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:20:55 | More by DrFayhee
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #32, for those of you keeping score at home.
Appearance: slightly hazed, pure golden hue, some bubbling carbonation, with a large and lovely, fluffy cloud of foam on top, obviously home to a myriad of tiny angels awaiting their chance to entrance the senses.
And it is good work that they do!
Aroma: intoxicating! Senses-filling, flooding, uplifting! Rich, delicious, heady, spicy, sweet, fruity (lemon, orange, pineapple, peach), complex, and invigorating. Bewitching, beguiling, bewildering! And pretty good, too!
Taste: huge, yet soft, and sensual attack of hops, that just as soon turns to an orgy on the tongue, nothing but goodness and delight coming from it, a paroxysm of pleasure occurs, sending jolt after jolt of joy down through the nervous system and every sense receptor.
These flavors, these temptations, sweet succor to any thirst or any lack of happy feeling, they continue again and again every time lip meets cup, and ale meets tongue, again and again, without pause. Mmmmm, is all my mind can conjure to relate the exact consequences of consumption, and maybe it's that 9% ABV of this 750ml bottle (1/2 to go, and the night is still young, where to go from such bliss?) of perfectly brewed tripel?
Everything's in it's heaven in this brew, the malt, the hops, the booze, sugar, yeast, every little imp that does it's special magic has earned it's fairy dust in the production of this very fine golden ale!
Allagash, I'd tip my hat to you, but I haven't got a hat!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2003 19:43:43 | More by feloniousmonk
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rdrummer

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow. This is a great example of a Belgian Tripel brewed in the US. Batch #55 poured a crystal clear, golden color with a large white head that was rather long lasting. There were sheets of lacing from top to bottom on the glass. The aroma is of sweet malt with hints of citrus, vanilla, and spice.

The taste is transporting. Transporting back to the Belgian Tripels that I love. This has a flavor very reminiscent of the Westmalle Tripel with a huge sweet malt, candy, citrus, coriander, vanilla, and finally hoppy love fest. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with a nice carbonation and creamy feel. The 9.0% alcohol level makes this a beer to be cautious with but the taste makes it a beer to celebrate.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2004 22:18:35 | More by rdrummer
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Infamous7100

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden brown with a crisp, light head.
S: Sweet and spice blended nicely. Fruits, both citrusy and banana are balanced with an almost peppery note. Malts also in there.
T: Awesome. Balance perfectly between the sweetness of the fruit and the "tinge" of the spice/alcohol.
M: Great. Not too think, finishes crisp and clean with just a little bit of cloying.
D: Wouldn't want to have too many in one sitting for fear of "getting used" to what this beer brings to the table. My reccomendation, have two and come back for more in a couple days.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2007 14:16:46 | More by Infamous7100
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful hazy pale orange with a thick frothy off white head that was slot to diminish and left great lacing. The aroma was of sweet fruit with some spice with a nice yeast touch as well. The taste is strong on apple with many other fruits present as well just not as strong. There is a slight yeast bite but nothing to harsh. The beer has a very appropriate level of carbonation and sits just under medium on the palate. The alcohol is also well hidden, but slightly present. This is a very enjoyable beer, quite possibly the best American interpretation of a tripel I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 04:30:38 | More by atsprings
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, batch 72.

Into a St Bernardus chalice, pours a crystal clear golden amber, a beautiful frothy white head forming for a while before settling down. Lacing arches form here and there, and when the second half is poured, it turns cloudy and more orangish.

The aroma gives lots of candied sugars and light fruits or orange, melon, pineapple, and is even more flavorful, very juicy. There is the slightest herbal hopping, and the yeast is just fantastic. Its delicious. The mouth, somewhere between medium and full, is smooth, sweet, soft and delicate. Just a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 02:35:32 | More by objectivemonkey
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Sixpoint

New York

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding rendition of a classic style. Great variation on a theme.

Perfect pillowy white head with striped lacing. Murky off-colored bronze twinge.

Subtle spice and clove aroma, minimal hops.

Perfectly balanced dry fermented crispness flanked with the cleanest of clean palate cleansing spice and hops in the finish. Absolute refreshing swallow leaves the palate unencumbered yet heavily stimulated with every sip. Bravo.

Heavy carbonation and effervescent mouthfeel and texture. Devilishly drinkable with ease.

The BEST tripel brewed stateside I have ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 19:53:43 | More by Sixpoint
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bogus564

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to say, Allagash really seems to know what they're doing in crafting beers that people like. This Tripel has a beautiful golden color, with a three-finger head. The balance is beautiful - I tend to be a hophead, and this has plenty of that, but it's quite well-balanced, as Belgian Ales tend to be. I get a lovely citrus-ey pruney sensation washing over me as I drink this; I wish that I were having salmon or tuna steak with this, or perhaps a nice codfish dish.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 03:27:15 | More by bogus564
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nickd717

California

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review dated 9/4/2010. Finally got around to ticking this ol’ classic. 750ml bottle, corked n’ caged, from Chip’s in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Pours a beautiful clear golden - well hazy when you get to the bottom of the bottle - with a large lasting white head.

The aroma is nicely fruity with tropical notes, Belgian yeast, honey, and spice. Very, very nice.

The flavor is also excellent, slightly Americanized but I think this actually helps it. Sweet pale malts and honey, banana, spice, passion fruit, mango, Belgian yeast, and orangey hops.

Medium-full bodied with somewhat prickly carbonation and a great smoothness to it.

Really excellent example of the style. Thoroughly enjoyable. I killed most of the 750 myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 15:44:27 | More by nickd717
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, Batch #41

Prelude
Cork absolutely exploded and got lodged in one of my wife's plants about 8 feet up. I knew I had a special beer when this happened !

Pours honey yellow with a beautiful white head, great lace and amazingly big carbonation bubbles. Aroma of honey, grass, yeast, citrus and wheat bread. Had a faint hint of champagne.
Flavors was wonderful light honey start then a crisp middle a powerful spicy yet smooth alcoholic finish. Alcohol kick was just enough to add to the experience and not overpower it. Beer was wonderfully alie in the mouth with great richness, majoirty of the alcohol was hidden by the rich flavors. I served this one in my Piraat glass and more than lived up to that wonderful beer.
Best Trippel I've ever tasted. Perfect to style and wonderfully delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2004 20:52:39 | More by CRJMellor
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Dukeofearl

California

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have read a number of good things about Allagash Brewery on this site, and this was my first chance to try it- first time I have seen it in stores in CA. Batch 51.

Pours a light golden, slightly translucent, with a nice creamy frothy white head. Very nice aroma but the yeast profile is different than the Belgian Tripels I have had. Yeast isn't as strong or characteristic as in those brews. This was very nice too, just different. Aroma of my mom's pineapple upside down cake. Notes of citrus and honey and some spices. Flavor includes lemon, banana, and is more tart than sweet. Leaves a pleasant tartness on the tongue. Mouthfeel very creamy and rich.

So I can now say I have tried Allagash, and I was very pleased with the experience. I would gladly drink this again, and I wll be making a stop at my favorite store to pick up some of their other offerings. UPDATE: I have now tried several of these, and my enjoyment/love of this beer is growing. The aroma just makes me let out a sigh of happiness. The flavor and mouthfeel just makes my mouth happy. What else can you ask for? Scores adjusted accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2005 00:13:44 | More by Dukeofearl
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sublimesipping

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

batch #70 purveyed at its freshest from a distributor friend in the know. This beer pours a beautiful creamy head and beautiful gold color, smell intensely of a fine chardonnay- bananna, pears, apples and a spicey effect(corriander). First taste has a nice hop and malt balance. Exquisite moutfeel, with a balanced spice and nice warming through the taste and down the throat. Very balanced beer that well represents the style and for me as good as any triple that I have had in a long time . A truly wonderful beer. I am sorry to say I only have one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 04:04:07 | More by sublimesipping
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corey0212

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing golden/yellowy color, massive foamy white head fades slowly, settles into 1/4" layer, lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is just explosively fruity, lots of juicy pear, some banana, some lemon rind, peppery. Taste is phenomenal! Lots of the pear, sweet honey, slight lemony tartness, pepper on the back of the tongue...wow!!! Elegantly creamy, and actually really refreshing for something this flavorful...virtually no taste from the alcohol. This may have just upset my recently-posted "Top 10 Personal Favorites" list! Allagash is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. This is a fantastic beer, a must-try!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 22:17:41 | More by corey0212
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
BATCH NUMBER: 110

This one pours a hazy, golden orange color, somewhat similar to apricot nectar. A fluffy, creamy, two-finger head of eggshell white colored foam sits on top. The retention is fairly impressive, especially for 9.00%abv. The lacing looks like swiss cheese lining the side of my glass.
Very nice.

It's like biscuits made with honey, bananas and cloves. Good yeastiness level, which is not overdone, at all, it's damn near perfect. Nice notes of orchard/white fruits. Pears, apples, bananas, white grapes, apricots and even a light touch of pineapple. Nice hints of clove and cardamon and a touch of cinnamon. Candi sugar and caramel malt sweetness.

Nicely, the honey covered bananas are out front, taste-wise. The fruits, spices and sweetness, from the nose, all play together, just below the surface. This is all supported by a very nice yeasty base.
This is one tasty tripel!

This one is full-bodied with a nice medium to full level of carbonation. It is filled with loads of those teeny, tiny little bubbles that I love so much. This gives a delightful creaminess to this already very smooth beer.

The slightly high abv is effectively masked within this glass. This is a very easy drinking beer. My only concern is that the abv and sugar/sweetness would catch up with you if you aren't careful.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 19:41:03 | More by coldmeat23
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 169 from 750ml bottle poured into large, wide mouth stemmed wine glass.

Slightly cloudy golden hue with massive 3 finger head with strong retention.

The aroma is out of this world. Sweet smell with complex dried fruit pineapple and honey like with some spice of the yeast strain.

Taste alot of grain and big candied sugar ester fruit followed by some hop bite that lingers on the tongue after taste. I expected a sweeter more balanced taste but I loved this.

Mouth feel super creamy and soft with a crisp clean finish from the natural carbonation. Goes down so easy.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 00:40:41 | More by Durtdiggler
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Willytee3

New York

4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with pure white bubbly head. Saturn like rings cling to glass.

Smells of wet hay malts with a funky floral richness and some sweet bubble gum Belgian yeast. Slight spiciness in the background.

Tastes of funk and wet straw with a touch of green flowers. Light bitter crosses the pallet briefly on the way to a rich creamy yet drying bread crust finish. Hints of banana and unripe fruit with light coriander and a slight peppery spice that linger a bit.

Feel a tad frothy with medium to full body. A touch of alcohol comes through a bit at the end that slightly flattens the nice frothy feel but does not overwhelm. It's nice to have a stash of these so you can clean your pallet with one after a long night of IPA tasting.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 05:26:04 | More by Willytee3
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden brew with a slight haze and a pretty nice white head on top. Good retention. Great yeast spiciness in the aroma paired with fruitiness and backed up with a nice malty backbone. On the palate, it's no less a delight. "Tripel honey" malt, and lots of it. But that's not all, far from it. It's rather well hopped as well, playing against the malt very well. The spiciness is big as well. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, but with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is even more smooth and creamy. Huge warming effect. This is an excellent tripel, among my favorites in the style. I'm very glad this beer was made available to us here in Arizona. I had never seen any Allagash stuff here before I got this. I can't wait to try their other stuff! Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2003 03:57:48 | More by hyuga
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brown bottle, 750 ml size, corked & caged. Batch #47 (bottled 10/31/03), sampled at 18 months.

Cork lets go with a gunshot of a pop. I quickly start to pour before the bottle begins to gush - didn't loose a drop! A pale golden elixer rushes forth & is capped by a pillowy white head. Intense carbonation of tiny bubbles rush to the surface to help sustain that impressive cap of foam. Sheets of sticky lace cling all over the glass, making for some great eye candy.

A wonderful aroma of earthy, herbal hops, with crazy fruit bouncing around - melons & tropical fruits. Some spicy notes sneak around as well all adding up to a heavenly aroma.

Holy deal! A quick whack of sweetness, followed by an amazing combination of fruit flavours - pears, melons, & tropical I can't even figure it out (I just know I like it). A touch of honey works its way in before it dries out & finishes with a slightly peppery mix of earthy, herbal, grassy hop flavours.

Soft, medium bodied, intense pin point carbonation.

Absolutely stunning.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2004 17:29:23 | More by xgrigorix
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TexIndy

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottled. Was from batch #68. Nice golden color with moderate head and tons of carbonation. Had a great malty, sweet smell with honey in there. Mouthfell was good but a little too much carb. However the taste was perfect and by far the best Tripel I've had. It has 9% alcohol but it is subtle in the taste and does not overpowerful like other Tripels tend to do. Excellent beer and highly recommend. (4.5, HR/RR, T,Y)

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 00:47:39 | More by TexIndy
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Yotus

Nebraska

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a smaller cognac snifter. Beautiful clarity, bright white head that lingers and lingers.

Aromas of spices, some citrus, some pepper. Yeast and hops dominate the nose, with a very light malt character wafting through underneath everything else.

Malt-sweet on the front of the tongue; dries out nicely to a clean, crisp, long-lasting hop-accentuated bitterness. Very complex flavor profile, with some alcohol coming through in the finish. Warming and nice, with a slight almond nuttiness that adds to the complexity.

Body is light to medium despite its high gravity, suitable for a tripel.

Overall, this is an outstanding example of a Belgian-style tripel and holds its on with the classics from across the pond. A very good value for the money. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 01:57:09 | More by Yotus
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Loki

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch #35: Purchased April '03 from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA and sampled on June 26th, 2003 with friends and family. This was a great beer to share and to educate with. Most had never had a beer anywhere neer this complex. Favorite comment of the night, "This is much more complex than most wines."

The first hint of complexity was the pour. It Poured a burnished copper color, with a bubbly white head that left some nice lacing. Had small streams of tiny, champagne like bubbles.

The nose was the second clue to the complexity, or should I say dead giveaway? Scents of candy, malt, sweet fruit, ester alcohol, and then hints of grapes and subtle spice and then more candied malt. I have not the proper training, experience, or olfactory senses to properly pickout and describe all the flavors here. Truly enchanting.

The taste is nearly as complex with flavors of malt, fruit, citrus, bananas, some hints of hops and spice and candy. Wonderful sweet candied malt and little hits of refined alcohol. The flavors seem to dance on the tongue and the mouth seems to come alive with the bubbles and flavors.

This tripel was truly exceptional and it allowed me to teach a few coors light drinkers what real beer was without them say how bitter or heavy it was. I even had a wine drinker singing its praises.

Oh if only I didn't have to drive 120+ miles each way to get more. Well this will definitely make it worth the trip. I can't wait to crack open the Allagash Duppel Reserve!

I give this two pints way up!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2003 12:39:34 | More by Loki
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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