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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,326 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 892
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 135
Gots: 303 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

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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Photo of Pete_IV
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, cork and cage, poured into a 'wide-mouth' Sam Smith's imperial pint glass. Batch #214.

A- Hazy pale gold color, satin sheen. The billowy white head settles to about 2f, stays lumpy, and leaves heavy lacing.

S-Belgian style yeast with light fruits. Herbal.

T- Sweet malt and Belgian style yeast. More sweet then funk. Fruit and spice round out the flavors.

M- Full body, velvety on the tongue. Not funky, but there's no denying the alcohol. The booze comes on sweet and strong.

O- Hearty and strong. Drinkability could be a challenge.

Photo of drherrma
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Have to give it up for the Allagash tripel. It's one of a kind. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Hazy gold, massive head and lacing, lots of carbonation. Looks rather perfect for a tripel.

S: If this beer were any more complex, it would not only rival Belgian tripels but exceed them. Lots of coriander, clove, white pepper, orange peel, citrus, and bready Belgian yeast.

T: Just like, if not identical to, the scents. Tons of coriander and clove, orange peel and Belgian candied-sugar. Yeast acts as the cherry on top.

M: Thick and bready. Perfect alcohol content as well (plethora of tastes really masks the alcohol quite well).

O: A classic.

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Photo of hayesjw
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Subvette
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Belgian yeast smell. Alcohol bite when cold, so let it warm up a little. On the dark side for a triple, almost tastes like a saison . Great taste and very well done.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bomber. Batch 217. Poured into a stemmed tulip. My New Years Eve treat to myself.

A nice middle of the road tripel. A champagne like beer.

A - Pours a bit hazy. Nice three finger white head.

S - Nothing to write home about. Slight spice but rather average.

T - Malts, slight sweetness in start,

MF - Medium bodied with a dry finish. Smooth with a bite of carbonation.

Photo of 2Xmd
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a Belgian tulip glass at cellar temps. There is no date on this bottle.

Appearance: pale but still golden with a nice firm head of super fine bubbles.

Nose: pear, white grapes, Belgian candi sugar, slightly spicy with some phenolics poking through in the end.

Taste: nice and rich like a Tripel should be. Pear, spicy, low hops note, very little bitterness in the finish, sweet but not cloyingly so. A little bit of herbal notes in the middle as it warms up. No alcohol notes despite the 9% girth.

Overall: Excellent tripel! I was not too impressed with their Black Belgian style stout but this one hits the mark. I'd buy a case and enjoy.

Photo of GSP
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A well made Tripel from Maine.

Photo of KevinMiley
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mobrado
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharleyW
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JothHu
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brauseboof
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColdOne
3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm new at this reviewing game. Gonna do it, though, as inspired by @houser.

Appearance: A pretty orange-yellow with a small ring of head.

Smell: Not extremely strong smelling… just a hint of banana there (which I like)

Taste: Balanced at first taste, then the bitterness holds on the tongue as the booze begins to dominate.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light in body, light carb

Overall: It’s good, for sure, though I’d like a bit more sweetness to balance out the alcohol. I’d drink this any time it was handed to me, but I’d like to try some other tripels soon for comparison.

Photo of mikemikemike
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strandm
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beacon30
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of leaversuch
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I was expecting more from an Allagash product. The mouthfeel was very thick and not what I usually expect from a Tripel.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.