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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,166 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,166
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 122
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Lucoli, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

abcdefghijkyle, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

thampel09, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Nolen12, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 16, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange. One finger foamy white head that dissipated a little too quickly into a thin layer of creamy bubbles. Lots of tiny bubbles inside. Good amount of lacing. Looks

Aroma: Banana and some other tropical fruits, Belgian candi sugar, yeast, cloves...usual suspects. Faint alcohol.

Taste: Spicy, peppery. Some of the tropical fruits from the nose but more subdued. Alcohol is definitely there. Yeasty on the back palate. Dry. Not nearly as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe but not bitter. Spiciness dominates, combining with the drying alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, pretty light-bodied. Very carbonated. Drying. Again, not bad but not great.

Overall: Nice. Not my favorite but among the best readily available tripels. Very approachable and a great introduction to the style

MistahBeah, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

georgiaboy8686, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

CesarLopes, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Kubrickx, May 12, 2013
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cornpone, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ystazi, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy, cloudy yellow color. Slightly darker than allagash white

S- Not much on the nose here. Some bready malts, maybe a little citrus, spices maybe.

T- Belgian yeast, bready malts, cloves, coriander, light citrus notes, very subtle bitterness, banana, bubblegum. Definitely a bit of alcohol present. FInishes with spices and wheat.

M- Nice carbonation, slightly thick feel to it due to the alcohol I would imagine.

O- Overall a solid beer from allagash. Great flavors coming out with each sip. A bit too much alcohol presence for me though. I'll stick to the white

Zbyler, May 09, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a snifter
Batch #: 193

A: Pours a hazy, straw-color golden yellow with 2 fingers width of white head. Excellent retention as 1/2 fingers width hangs around for the majority of the drink. Leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glasses.

S: Peppery spice is the first aroma I pick up, followed by clove. There are sweet tropical fruit notes along with some orange-peel like citrus. Good aroma, but could be stronger.

T: White and black peppery spice hit the palate first. This is followed by lemon zest, and other citrus rind flavors. There is a pretty prominent bitterness that Im not used to getting in Tripels. Some floral notes linger in the finish. Not my favorite palate profile for the style, as its lacking the sweet esters and yeast characters.

M/D: Full body, carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum, drinkability is moderate for the style.

O: Overall, a good beer but somewhat disappointing as I am a fan of Allagash and I love Belgian style ales. This one didnt live up to expectations. It was certainly still worthy of a drink, but with Tripels like La Fin Du Monde and Westmalle nearly always available I dont think I will be picking this up one again anytime soon.

zac16125, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

DasBoot2112, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Boone757, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

blknikon, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

kp29, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Horbar, May 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Allagash Brewing Company - Allagash Tripel Ale

This is a brew I have gone back to time and time again, but when I realized I had never reviewed it I decided it was time.

Look - Pours unfiltered hazy golden bubbly like a hearty champagne with extra body. Lacing slides with the brew while some sticks to the glass. Small bubbly head dissipates quickly from the 12oz pour, the corked bottle often gives a bit of a bigger head with a slower dissipation.

Smell - Fruits abound, bananas, lemon zest, orange, apples. Sweet sticky malts. Slight floral hops. Amazing and unique.

Taste - Taste yields a hyper-complex assault of spices, fruits, and floral notes. Cinnamon applesauce smashed into floral hops.

Mouthfeel - The taste leave a perfect sourdough Belgian tone sitting in the mouth, fruits and spices continue to evolve as that fades. Insane drinkability but you want to take little sips so you can try and pull all the flavors possible out of this brew. Alcohol is invisible, not a trace, not a hint.

Overall - Too many flavors to isolate. This brew constantly transforms, let it warm a bit to find new things ad infinitum. Waves and waves of spices and fruits continuously line the palate.

JMScowcroft, May 06, 2013
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.