Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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2,290 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,290
Reviews: 883
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Gajo74
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A gorgeous hazy golden that glares at you like sunlight. I got a nice bubble bath of head that retained as a frothy ring of lace throughout.
Aroma: Lovely fruity smells that reminded me of peaches and pears.
Taste: Delicious blend of tastes. Malty and fruity sweetness combined with alcohol. Mild hops and spices evident in the finish. As the drink warmed I detected a grape like taste that reminded me of a white wine.
Feel: So drinkable! Moderate carbonation that tingles the tongue when cold. Medium bodied and filling like a meal.
I have rated Allagash highly on every occasion. This is no exception. Perhaps my favorite Allagash yet!

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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a very fizzy head. The smell is full of Belgian wheat with some sweet fruits such as banana and passion fruit with a bit of spice on the end. The taste was great with full flavors through out the beer of toasted bread, banana, and what tastes like a bit of allspice. Very agreeable.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

What I may love most about Tripels is their ability to conjure the summer with lucid notes of the ripest, brightest fruits and yet also provide enough spice and substance to warm you on even the coldest, darkest winter nights. Allagash Tripel even does so just looking at it; a shinning, sunny golden tone radiates from a glass full of bubbles that flutter with the agitation of an aggressively shaken snow globe. All this under a giant bank of white powder you need a plow to get through.

It's perfectly accurate to say that beer in the United States underwent a radical revolution in the past decade, but not all of it can be chalked up to originality and innovation. Perhaps "renaissance" - meaning rebirth or revival - is a more accurate word; lots of inspiration came from the 'Old World' where certain styles, brewed for centuries in their respective regions though relatively unknown outside of them, were (re)discovered and happen to be just perfect the way they were.

This is something that Allagash - a brewery that should be credited among the founding fathers of the craft beer revol... err, renaissance - understood from day one. The recipes existed. The challenge was a matter of matching the quality and mimicking the unique characteristics. To this end, insofar as it concerns Belgian traditions, there may be none more adept than these guys.

Exhibit A: their Tripel. This beer bursts out the glass with fresh orchard fruit esters and citrus zests, clean cereal grain and fresh-cut flowers. The taste is pleasant and gentle yet has larger-than-life notes of oranges and garden herbs, bready malt and white pepper, as well as just a hint of sugar. It has a flavour profile that roars like a lion but goes down with the softness of a pussycat.

It used to be that American microbrewers floundered when it came to Belgian ales, with some notable exceptions - Allagash has always been outstanding at emulating the essence of styles such as Tripel and is one of the rare few whose brands can easily pass for the work of authentic monks. This is as fantastic an example you're going to find anyone in the world. Highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,290 ratings.