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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,938 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 107
Gots: 160 | 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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Mordath

California

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

Served on 6/15/14, 750ml bottle stamped 3313 (March 31 2013?), from batch 205, making this beer slightly over a year old.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden honey color. Nice thick head that quickly reduced to a thin lace.

Smell: Predominately honey, fruit (banana and orange), bread, spice.

Taste: Yeasty bread, tart citrus. Crisp, well balanced beer. Malty but not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated with a dry finish, a refreshing quaff even at 9% ABV.

Overall: A good example of an American-brewed Belgian tripel, not quite up to par with the European originals but a pleasant experience nevertheless. I found this for $9 and it was well worth it. I actually enjoyed this more than the $20 Curieux, which I'm hoping will taste this good in a year.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 21:35:38 | More by Mordath
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-14-2014 14:01:28 | More by ariceclemson
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/10/14 or so based upon 1004 bottle labeling. Poured into my Chimay goblet.
Aroma is less sweet than many. Somewhat sweet but the doughy malt character is quite prominent. Soft spicing with some hints of pepper.
Relatively small head for style but quite white. Rather cloudy yellow.
This shines in the flavor. Complex with fruit, spice and alcohol. An interesting lingering malt character on the reasonably dry finish. Hop flavors seem to stick on tip of tongue for a long time. A little doughy malt, a little fruit, some spice and a clear stream of alcohol. Nice balance and some richness.
Fullness in the carbonation otherwise appropriate thinner body. Nice feel with some softness and richness.
The flavor and feel stand out on a solid and enjoyable triple.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 02:39:50 | More by garymuchow
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T2Trottier


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-14-2014 00:37:06 | More by T2Trottier
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Bramsigman

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-12-2014 21:22:17 | More by Bramsigman
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-12-2014 13:16:39 | More by heerboth
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really delicious creamy take on a tripel. It pours gorgeous and has an everlasting creamy tan head. The nose is incredibly yeasty and doughy and spicy with lots of floral sweetness that shows up in the taste along with citrus and baking spices. Creamy palate, medium bodied, nearly perfect. Mmmm...

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 23:17:50 | More by TheDoctor
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-09-2014 21:26:23 | More by MattXT
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NewJack85

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-05-2014 04:46:21 | More by NewJack85
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-03-2014 22:44:04 | More by jtladner
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-01-2014 21:45:54 | More by Texasfan549
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-01-2014 13:37:16 | More by wrightst
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timmynyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-01-2014 03:14:53 | More by timmynyc
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chadski

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-01-2014 02:33:07 | More by chadski
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ACarp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-31-2014 21:07:58 | More by ACarp
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2014 13:59:26 | More by Latarnik
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hokieguy95

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2014 13:41:29 | More by hokieguy95
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2014 13:25:47 | More by Fitze
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krampert11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-27-2014 15:17:31 | More by krampert11
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 12:39:49 | More by tabascosigned
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Beejay

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow in color with plentiful white head on top. Ever so slightly hazy.

S: Coriander, spice and citrus notes. A little bit of clove in there. Something sweet in the finish.

T: Biscuity bread goodness, with notes of raisons, clove, and citrus. Sweet, but the lively carbonation keeps it from being cloying. Nice fruity finish.

M: Medium to medium light. Slightly dry finish, and lively carbonation.

O: Overall very good, but it doesn't quite reach the upper echelon of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 23:56:26 | More by Beejay
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barczar

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a billowing, frothy ivory head that lingers.

Peach, pear, tangerine, clove, and white pepper form the aroma, with notes of coriander and candi sugar adding complexity.

Flavor reveals peach and pear skins at the base, with tart notes of nectarines countering the slightly sweet, bready malt. The finish is a touch bitter, with floral and earthy hops dominating the aftertaste.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Great ester character. The alcohol is a bit too noticeable. Not as light as some examples.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 19:18:40 | More by barczar
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-26-2014 12:05:51 | More by Noelito76
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Max3

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-25-2014 21:10:55 | More by Max3
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-25-2014 00:50:10 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.