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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,815 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1815
Reviews: 848
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a special edition dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops courtesy of the Charleston Beer Exchange

A - Pours a light orange yellow with a thick white head, great lacing and retention

S - Belgian musky flavors of wheat, fruit, peppery spice & a little hoppy. Kind of faint overall

T - As it smells, suprising hop bite nice dry to sweet finish

M - Surprisingly thick and smooth, darn good medium to full bodied. appropriate carbonation

O - Surprising profile overall really enjoyable and complex brew

Serving type: growler

10-14-2011 03:02:20 | More by MacQ32
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thadbme

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice golden honey color with a full finger of head on top. Lots of bubbles from carbonation and the head seems to sit for a good bit. The beer is cloudy and not see-through.

S: Has a bit of a boozy smell to it, with some strong wheat mixed in there. A hint of some fruit that I can't quite pick out, its overwhelmed by the other smells

T: Very nice and balanced taste. Neither the wheat nor the "boozy" smell translates over to taste. This is a very nice ale. Drinks like its a 5% beer rather than the 9% that it is. Finishes with a slightly bitter malt taste in there, but goes great with the beer. Very drinkable.

M: Light to medium body, little carbonation. You can taste the head of the beer slightly. Good Mouthfeel.

O: A very good and available beer. I enjoy drinking this one quite a bit, and my wife enjoys it as well. This is something that if you need to pick up in a pinch grab one and you won't be disapointed.

Serving type: growler

10-11-2011 23:13:33 | More by thadbme
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured into a tulip glass from a grouler purchased at Green's on Piney Grove in Columbia, SC.

A: Cloudy gold in color with a nice white head and moderate lacing.

S: Fruity, spicy, herbal aromas with a nice sweetness that is not overpowering.

T&M: Light to medium bodied with a mildly sweet candy sugar malt flavor. Nice citrus, herbal and spicy flavor with a perfect mild hop bitterness.

This is excellent fresh or in the bottle. Great brew!

Serving type: growler

06-18-2010 14:18:07 | More by cdizinno
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation quickly streaming from the bottom of the glass with some golden yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spices (clove + pepper) and Belgian yeast with a lighter aroma of sweet light fruits/stone fruits including peach, apricot, and pear. Hints of banana.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly grainy malts with moderate flavors of light + stone fruit sweetness with peach, apricot, and pear all present. Light to moderate flavors of banana and moderate flavors of clove + black pepper spices from the yeast as well as the distinctive Belgian yeast flavors (which my wife describes as childhood paste). Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy upfront with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very nice example of a Tripel and is a very easy to drink beer though I would recommend slowly sipping on it as it can easily sneak up on you (with the alcohol being very well hidden). Definitely a recommended beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:35:53 | More by dbrauneis
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from batch #203.

Appearance: Deep yellow almost honey colored with slight amber hues. Nice two to three finger choppy cream colored head that held on and left a nice lace on the glass throughout the drink.

Smell: Yeasty with apricots, hints of cherries, earthy tones, hints of citrus. All and all very complex in the nose.

Taste: Quick hit of sweetness upfront, followed by a complex mix of fruit, heavy apricot and strange plum like flavors. Followed up quickly by yeasty earth tones and just the slightest hop kick. Clean finish, lingering just long enough to make you want another taste. Slight alcohol warming in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium carbonation, easy drinking especially for a tripel. Smooth and enjoyable.

Overall: One of the best tripels I've ever tried. Really look forward to trying future batches of this one to see if and how it changes.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 07:22:14 | More by coasterfreak75
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: March 4, 2014... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... OCCASION: going out with a bang before a sober Lenten journey begins... APPEARANCE: hazy active light amber body; thin, uneven snow white head; random tracings... AROMA: intense orange peel, coriander, slight raisin, and melon--complex and inviting...PALATE: fizzy, medium-bodied; cutting, warm aftertaste that is also refreshing early...TASTE: sweet honey puckers the lips; soft herbal textures round the flavor into an extremely pleasant experience; startlingly unassuming for a tripel... OVERALL: elevational! By the bottle's end, I was hoping for more...clean, floral hops sift between the stronger citric presence...a fitting Fat Tuesday celebratory beer, round, complex and alcoholic enough to be a party in itself...

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:09:43 | More by dacrza1
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Abra

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very beautiful, cloudy sunburst yellow color.
Smell is a wonderful mix of spicy, sweet, and wheat.

Taste is really phenomenal. A complex, but nicely melded blend of Belgian spices, honey, and dried apricots. What caught my attention was the mouthfeel on this beer...it's heavy in a very good way- a nice hearty Belgian style beer with a slight dry, bitter finish.

A truly wonderful Belgian beer!
Allagash or Ommegang?? A very tough call!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 20:54:52 | More by Abra
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Tripel Ale – 9% ABV – Consumed October 18, 2012
Appearance: pours an unfiltered, hazy golden hue with one finger of white head and big globs of webbed lacing on the tulip glass. Very attractive brew.
Smell: unripe banana, anjou pear, pineapple, doughy-yeasty notes, big tropical fruit aromas, candied nectarine, alcohol esters, and grainy malt. Hugely aromatic and complex nose.
Taste: pear, pineapple, candied pit fruit, yeast, spice box, light bitterness, exotic fruit and alcohol esters on the cough. Delicious.
Mouthfeel: fuller than medium-bodied, lush, tangy and spicy middle, prickly hop bitterness transitions to a drying finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Stellar feel.
Overall: an exemplary tripel, balanced and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:31:05 | More by cratez
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden copper. Large fluffy white head with great rentention. Looks as appetizing as any other tripel I've had.

S: honey and banana

T: Yea this is nice... first is a soft sweet honey taste before moving to some fruity esters before finishing dry. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Do not taste the 9%. Flavors change throughout while on the palate but none overpower the others. Compelx.

M: Pretty thick. Like I mentioned, finishes dry.

O: Great tripel. Was not my favorite style at first, but beers like Chimay tripel and this one have really changed my mind.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:59:08 | More by Givemebeer
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours into goblet lightly hazy golden to deep yellow in color with a bubbly white head that settles out entirely.
S: Complex esters of orange and red grapefruit with a good peppery spicy note. Floral and perfumy hop notes are low but present. Light clove notes come in as it warms. Alcohol notes are present but not too hot.
T: Spicy and pleasant fruity esters dance together. Some orange, honey and candi sugar with light roasted pilsner malt. Hops deliver floral notes that are light but complimentary. Complex and estery yeast gives a traditional clove-like flavor.
M: Medium body with a crisp bubbly carbonation and a hidden alcohol warmth that eventually becomes present. Finish is slightly sweet.
O: A good American version of the style with its nice complexity and solid overall taste. Alcohol is not overdone and this beer is worth repeating. Not my favorite from Allagash.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 04:46:55 | More by scottbrew4u
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Act25

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All top reviewers appear to agree about Allagash: top notch brewer!

However in my 2d review - close on the heels of reviewing Orval, Chimay, Acchouffe - Sorry Allagash, this beer is good, but not close to a Trappiste.

2nd Review 2/15/14
A: Pours clear into a tulip, the yeast stays in the bottle. Delightful rising head and lacing. Not as energetic or pillowy as the best Belgians, not their pin point color or champagne like carbonation. 4
S: Too much clove & Pineapple, not enough complexity and pepper. 3.75
T: Very good, alcohol hidden, but too one-sided toward pineapple and clove. 4
MF: Alcoholic, drying, peppery, nice bitter finish.

8-18-13 review - 1st time
A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, a cresting head that can over top the glass, with fair retention and lotsa lacing. Hazy straw body color.

S: Fruit and spice. A bit of old church. Pepper, clove, pineapple & Banana.

T: Classic and balanced. Clean yet complex. Follows smell with more pepper and spice, bananas and fruits dominate, contrasted by the spices. It's almost that the pepper replaces the bitter tingle we hop heads love so much in IPAs.

M: Medium-bodied w tingly, peppery carbonation. Finishes dry, some alcohol, as in like a vodka drink, but in a good way.

D: Meditation beer for its alcohol content and spiciness. Very warming. the alcohol comes late, a better winter beer than summer.

Food: Asian, seafood, raw bar (yes!), caviar, or a cheese course perhaps. Not really right for tomato based garden prima vera we're having tonight.

I actually put it away in favor of a Dales Pale for my dinner and saved it as an "after dinner beer".

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 21:09:50 | More by Act25
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01001111

California

3.34/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: When held up to the light it is a radiant lemon gold.

S: Honey, pineapple, pear, and funk.

T: Initially reminiscent of a thick, pear cider. The spicy, saison-like, barnyard funk comes through afterwards. The finish is bitter fruit.

M: Syrup coats the tongue.

O: Nice and fruity but not quite complex enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 05:27:51 | More by 01001111
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bball208

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

This ranks in the bottom half of tripels that are out there.

My judgement may have been affected by the fact that I had this right after having a Gulden Draak 9000 (which was heavenly). Which means everything that I have to say about this beer will be in the less-than format.

Appearance, not bad. typical belgian with a nice khaki fluffy head, 2-3 fingers.

Smell - Too much floral. Not balanced, and was on the verge of being compared to even the smell of fruity flour. I've smelled this before, so it's not groundbreaking, or breaking any rules for that matter, but it's a style that in my opinion, isn't very nice.

Taste- what a mess. Off-balance. The floral component was overbearing and off-putting. Now mind you, I may not be this critical if i didn't have to pay $15 for a 22oz bomber, so I'm going to review this also based on how much I had to pay. The value per dollar for each part of this beer left me feeling shortchanged. You could easily buy a no-namer belgian and get the same satisfaction. This beer is not going to rock your world, make you open your eyes to the art of craft beer, or even make you smile. It's just a plain jane, over-priced, off-balance, bouquet of flowers and sugar.

Not buying/drinking this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 17:12:57 | More by bball208
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by a friend that got it at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Batch 199. From notes.

A - Deep golden pour with two fingers of white head. Cloudy. Good lace rings and good retention.

S - Bubblegum, spice, apples, banana.

T - Apples, spice, sweet spice, yeasty, less sweet than other examples.

M - Strong carbonation, medium to full body, very dry to finish.

O/D - A nice Tripel. A bit spicy for me, but it worked nonetheless. Quite pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 23:33:25 | More by tbeckett
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A - Poured into an tall Allagash glass. The beer produced a towering, creamy head with a steady stream of bubbles racing up the center of the glass. The beer itself is a clear golden color. The stream of bubbles maintains a thin head for the duration and leaves thin lacing along the sides of the glass.

S - Nice level of potency. Some sweetness, maybe a little lemongrass, and a few yeasty notes.

T - Also very nice. Bubblegum sweetness up front, followed by a tiny bit of lemon and some mild peppery spice. There is just a touch of alcohol present on the finish, which is also a nice touch.

M - I can barely go above average here. The only thing that distinguishes this from water for me is a tiny bit of a tingle on my tongue. Oddly enough, with all the visible carbonation in this beer, I can barely detect any once I start drinking it. Also a bit of a lingering off-flavor that I only detect on the finish. Not really part of the flavor profile.

O - I want to like this, but as I get closer to the bottom of the glass I find that its really not for me. The mouthfeel in particular was a major letdown, particularly considering how absolutely gorgeous this beer is.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 01:33:35 | More by Andrew041180
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BierJager89

California

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy golden with a white ring of head.

S: Nose has tripelesque spices (Cardamom, nutmeg), but is more light fruit forward, a bit like white wine.

T: Basically the same things in the taste, and it's really good.

M: Medium bodied and typical foamy tripel mouthfeel.

O: An excellent tripel, not the best, not the worst, but damn good.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:27:34 | More by BierJager89
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CochonKing

New York

3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice blonde with gold with a lasting thick head with excellent lacing. The nose is a little flat not bringing out many phenols but malt is detected. Not an amazing beer. Just kind of ok. The taste is flat and watery as well. No beer flaws present, just unsure of the beer itself

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 02:04:43 | More by CochonKing
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a semi-hazy yellow color. The head is a finger high, with a bone white shade and a creamier texture than what I'm used to from the style. Its staying power isn't fantastic, unfortunately, but it does leave a good ring of lacing down the glass.

S: Oh wow, this is quite intriguing. After being immediately poured, it's a rather peppery, bready smell - let it sit, though, and it develops great fruit notes. It's heavily skewed towards bananas and lemons in particular. Candied sugar is quite prevalent. In fact, my only complaint is that it could be a little more subdued. Still, there's no denying this has a wonderful aroma.

T: The flavors in general are pretty uniform - that is, it doesn't start with flavor X and finish with flavor Y. Its notes of banana, wheat, candied sugar, lemon, and black pepper are consistent from start to finish. Some suggestions of herbal bitterness try to sneak their way into the back end, and this singular note is enough to convince me I'm drinking something very, very good.

M: It's fairly sweet, and slightly less carbonated than its Belgian counterparts. The lingering sugar is felt, but there's just enough dryness to help this go down easily. I think because the sweetness is rather chalky and coarse, it doesn't stick to the palate like other high-gravity beers do.

O: This is a very solid tripel. Honestly, with many 'Murican made Belgian styles, there's something - maybe subtle, maybe shameless, but it's there - that tells me 'yep, this is as 'Murican as apple pie and obesity.' But with this, I'd swear it's as Belgian as french fries if served to me blindly. It's balanced, delicate, and easy to drink; that's enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:59:22 | More by ThisWangsChung
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Straw yellow with a pure white soapy head. disappears quickly but comes back with a nice swirl.

S: Lemon zest, fresh peppercorns, perfectly ripened banana covered in wildflower honey.

T: Lemon, banana, spice. And nice honey sweetness on the finish balances out the light spices.

O: Smooth refreshing and easy to drink. Easily one of the best Tripels I've had. Maybe THE best. Just realized today that I had never had this so I went and got one. Sure glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 21:23:40 | More by BigMike
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getlonely

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour—poured from 12oz fresh bottles (capped a week ago), into pint glass. lighter ochre color than most tripels, head hangs around for 3 minutes, still cloudy after that and still nice and warm-colored. Also, after several sips get nice lacing on glass, which always makes me smile.

smell--Definitely robust tripel aromas, lots of orange peel/coriander; its important to get this beer fresh and out at about 40 degrees F, just more lively that way. To me, this is where the men and the boys separate themselves in tripel territory--olfactory satisfaction, check plus.

taste--several large sips through moderate head that remains after 3 minutes, crisp tang initially then settles into traditional tripel ester-feel; would like a bit more action on the back end, just kinda falls away into coppery tones. But considering it's 9% abv, nice job allagash making it feel like a [dangerous] session.

feel-- Again, drink this cold and fresh and can't imagine any issues with body of beer, though some uber-tripel fans might find it bit flat on palate. Me though, love the silkiness and the lacing is gorgeous. Reminds me of the halve-moon tripel in Brugges, also a dangerous "session" feel.

overall--nice job allagash getting the essence of the tripel (to me, the pinnacle of trappist brews). Maybe not as springy as the stuff I've had while living in Belgium--but hey for an American brewery can't beat this tripel and its price.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 04:22:53 | More by getlonely
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JJBlock

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The smoth, lingering flavor is outstanding. From the initial taste through the lasting effect, one of my favorite tripels.

The lasting head, great differentiation of flavors, and effervescent power in my mouth are differentiators.

Very difficult not to include this as "one of the best."

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:45:13 | More by JJBlock
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Amgarnier

Maine

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter out of a bottle

A: It pours a golden yellow, bottle conditioning is visible due to the somewhat cloudy appearance, The head stays for the whole glass, very foamy, it holds a nice lacing.

S: Yeasty smell with a small amount of banana esters and a little bit of fruit.

T: It is a big beer but not too sweet. It leaves a nice dry taste at the end. The sweetness is hidden by the herbal, spicy, and bannana esters from the yeast. It is a nice ballance to the beer. I taste some bitterness on the end.

M: It is highly carbonated with a medium body. It drinks smooth.

O: Allagash has created a great American Tripel. It is not overly sweet. A go to beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 03:00:42 | More by Amgarnier
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into my Urthel glass.

Appeared a hazy golden-orange color with a 4 finger fluffy white head. Left some nice lacing on my glass as it dissipated.

Smell is very citrusy - lemons and oranges, with a nice smelling belgian yeast quality.

Taste summed up in one word: "refreshing." I could picture myself drinking this after a long summer hike. Definite citrus taste followed up by the typical belgian yeast flavors. Slight tangyness to it. Sweet but not bitter.

Loved the body on this one. A bit light for the style but that added to the refreshing qualities of this beer. Active carbonation.

This is perhaps my favorite Allagash offering. After living in Belgium for some time, I became a bit "tired" of the standard Tripel flavors. This one has gotten me back on the wagon because it is so damn refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 17:41:43 | More by TWStandley
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BoldRulerVermont

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle to a snifter.
Pours medium amber with half a finger of frothy head.
Smells of honey, yeast, light malts.
Taste is right in line with aromas. Very nice wild yeast flavor, mild and drinkable.
Finish is crisp. Lingering yeast, pleasant.
Very nice light and drinkable Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:57:21 | More by BoldRulerVermont
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: A slightly foggy golden color with an absolutely towering bleach white creamy head. The head takes about a minute or two to deflate, but holds steady at 1/4" - 1/2", fortified by legions of small bubbles rising from the center. A fair amount of silky white lace down the glass.

S: Very fruity with a hint of citrus. Detecting banana, a hint of apples and pears, some lemon, with a small touch of coriander spice. This smells like something straight out of the Yankee Candle catalog.

T: The taste follows suit with the nose in that it's extremely fruity. Bananas, apples, pears, followed by some spicy coriander and that alcoholic bite that is to be expected in the finish of a Tripel. As I sit here describing the flavors, it sounds so basic and simple, but there's something happening in my mouth that I can't quite describe. The flavor profile may be simple, but there's nothing plain or boring about the taste of this brew. Simply exquisite.

M: The mouthfeel department is not quite as impressive as the others, but it's by no means a disappointment. I expected a big brew like this to pack a huge body, but this one falls more towards medium, medium-large. Even still, this boasts an exceptionally smooth, silky, and creamy texture that's a recipe for superb drinkability.

O: Allagash has proven once again why they're always on the tips of people's tongues during the conversation of "best US breweries." Allagash Tripel is, quite frankly, unlike anything I've ever drank before. Profoundly aromatic, a flavor that challenges the drinker to find a word other than "perfect" to describe it, and a mouthfeel to match. This has become my go-to brew for the style. You'd be smart to make it yours as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 02:48:49 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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