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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,291 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,291
Reviews: 884
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 133
Gots: 283 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: lightly hazy honey - golden. 4 finger plus, frothy white, foamy head. lots o bubbles.
S: takes me straight to a brewery - Belgium yeast, fermenting goodness. big banana, apricot fruit, clove.
T: follows nose - sweet, big banana, apricot fruit, w. clove spice. bit of pepper/rye on the finish.
M: medium body, good carbonation. crisp.
O: well crafted. style is a bit too sweet for my sweet spot, so nice to bottle share, as this is a well crafted brew meant to be appreciated. but unlike liberace, I do not believe that too much of a good thing is wonderful - its simply too much. *F yeah, I just incorporated liberace into a BA review!!

batch 193. 750 mL bottle.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a 16 oz snifter glass.

Appearance: Pale darker gold, heavy bubbles on the body with a ridiculously thick white head rising to at least two finger's length.

Smell: Has a hard hop scent with a dose of yeast and citrus. Pleasant but not what I was expecting. Smell a little like a euro pale lager.

Taste: This is where this brew kills me as good as it looks and smells there's nothingn outstanding about it. Has a lemon feel to it with a sour yeast body. Feels like lift rye bread. Hops galore (little sour) and complex but could use some tweaking.

Mouth: heavy carbonation, sticky but light with a sour punch at the end. Not bad.

Overall: Not a bad beer but wouldn't call it exactly great. Could be a couple notches better. I like it but that about it and honestly for the price there's much better out there. Best thing you can do is to split it with a buddy and you're good. Salud!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm getting ready to vote myself off the BA Island for not having reviewed this to date... I've had at least 3-4 sixtels of this on the home bar over the past few years, Tripel is my favorite style, and yet, as I sit here sipping on another pull of it from the home bar, I somehow realize that I've never bothered to give it a formal review. What a jerk I turned out to be.

Pours perfect. 2-3F of fluffy white head over a very cloudy, chill-hazed, light golden body. Crazy good lacing all the way down the glass.

Aromas are a touch light for the style, even with a swirl (maybe my sixtel is pouring too cold). Apricot and peach skin, yeast and bready quality, clove, hay/some barn, but zero alcohol essence. This is the first dangerous aspect of this beauty.

Mouthfeel is so damn creamy smooth, without being the least bit heavy or thick. The MF is the real reason this SUCH a dangerous beer! It goes down like a 5% Saison, or table BPA. Flavors are much richer than the aromas, leading with dull tree fruits - especially ripe peach, dried apricot, green bananas and navel orange. Yeast is in the house. Some green peppercorn and pepper, but not overwhelming. The juicy fruit quality wins out, though in the overall flavor profile.

Can't say enough about this beer. I have handed off literally dozens (if not hundreds) of samples of this to friends and family over the years, and never, ever had anyone say ... "meh, not my thing". Everyone loves this beer, and I'm more than glad to share it. It's what BA's do!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: hazy straw yellow color with a 3 ginger solid marshmellow head

s: pear, green apple, sweet toffee malt, finishes with some earthy hay, peach, banana, clove. slight wheat. not as much spicy yeast as i would have expected - thats not a problem because this smells real nice. as with the flavor, the more i'm drinking the more i'm picking up the aroma of the malt bill - smells like nice sweet wort; which in this case is a good thing

t: a little bit of booze up front, then you get hit with sweetness. pears and mango, green apple, light caramel, banana. finishes up dry and with some clove spice. theres also a nice subtle funk character in here as well that plays really nicely with the fruits and spices. really well crafted. what i'm really enjoying about the taste also is that you can really taste the malt bill in here as well. not something i'm able to do a lot

m: medium, pretty solid mouthfeel. very well carbonated

o: not as complex as the nose indicated. its a little boozy. but, its still well made, and does have nice flavors behind the initial booze hit. it does have a nice sweet to spice ration (more sweet). and it finishes with just the right amount of dryness.

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