Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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2,291 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,291
Reviews: 884
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 133
Gots: 279 | 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%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of chodinheaven
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just slightly hazy and bright straw yellow in color with tons of bubbles up from the bottom. Pillowy, unmoving shock white head on top that dissapates extremely slowly, leaving a ring a thick lacing behind. The aroma has a pleasant musty fruitiness to it, orange rind coming to mind. Slight soft sweetness of honey is also notable combined with soft tones of spices such as coriander and clove. Not incredibly aromatic, but pleasant.

The taste is equally as pleasant, with that zesty but subdued orange and lemon rind flavor coming through, a slight must to it. Not quite ripe orange also comes to mind, the dryness of the spices and alcohol keeping the juiciness at a subdued but balanced level. The spice is subdued as well, taking on subtle hints at banana and clove. Takes on more of a vinous feel as it warms to cellar temps (I poured it at fridge temps). The second half of the bottle is just a bit more lively in carbonation, with slightly more kick to it in the hop department. Even with this extra bit of carbonation, there is a long dry finish. It cleanses the palate adequately and leaves behind a pleasant dry fruity aftertaste.

Fairly big beer, but hidden by a very high drinkability and excellently subtle tastes that hide the alcohol masterfully. Well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bubseymour
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= has a yellowish wheat/witbier hue with lots of carbonation flowing from bottom of beer to top. One finger head but excellent retention thanks to the heavy carbonation.

Smell - Smells just like the witbier I had last night. Yeasty and lemony.

Taste - Interesting for a tripel. Definitely notice the belgian yeast in the flavor. Has an almost pilsner crispness to the finish however. Not as sweet, floral or complex as other well crafted Belgians, but somewhat dry. Definitely seems lighter in ABV than 9%.

Mouthfeel - for 9% its actually slightly watery.

Overall - a good beer for a beer. A very average/below average Belgian Tripel IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,291 ratings.