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Allagash Tripel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,989 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,989
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 117
Gots: 179 | 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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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-25-2012 15:33:21 | More by Patrickbrusil
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, honey, and spices. Taste is much the same with a sweet finish and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell but the alcohol is a bit too noticeable for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:37:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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12-23-2012 22:09:14 | More by
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-23-2012 07:33:06 | More by cliff1066
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The liquor shows a light golden, bit hazy (sediment) with a webby-foamy white head that leaves a moth-eaten blanket of lace in spots. "Typical" Belgian aromas - spicy/fruity orange-citrus, flowery alcohol and some vague clove. Some doughy notes as well. Kind of a weak overall scent. Light honey flavors up front, later filled out by more malt character, but the above aromas come through in the taste - some mildly peppery spiciness that bites a little. A mellow degree of heat, later warmth. The finish is quite dry, however, the body has a nice smooth roll to it - the visual, in-the-glass "legs" effect, just over the taste buds, down the gullet. The body really saves this.

In the end, this comes across as fairly standard, yet well-made, American interpretation of a Tripel. More distinction or complexity in flavor would be juts about all it needs to really have a winner.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 06:32:53 | More by Bouleboubier
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

12-23-2012 05:44:17 | More by EvanWilliams
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2012 03:22:17 | More by weaselchew
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Evan47

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

12-22-2012 01:33:56 | More by Evan47
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jspaner

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-21-2012 02:04:34 | More by jspaner
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jgluck

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-17-2012 22:45:11 | More by jgluck
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Dufraine

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-17-2012 02:07:53 | More by Dufraine
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-17-2012 00:34:34 | More by Jamesthebrit
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2012 12:10:08 | More by bigred89
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

12-13-2012 18:09:53 | More by salthemonster
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Treb0R

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-13-2012 16:28:46 | More by Treb0R
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-13-2012 02:23:38 | More by ejane
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-09-2012 02:12:56 | More by pknyc
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AgentMunky

California

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

Poured from a corked 750mL bottle into Koningshoven chalice. Batch #180.

A: A finger of white head tops an straw-gold translucent ale with noticeable effervescence. Excellent lacing.

S: White grape juice and dry yeast. Spices and a hint of tangerine zest.

T: Smooth, round, and sweet. Pears, peaches, and red-bland apple. The spice is a constant, subtle, and welcome needleprick piercing the overall sweetness of flavour. Moderate, uncarbonated mouthfeel is a boon to the taste, but makes for a rather 'blah' beverage. The aftertaste is brief, but tart.

M: Suitable!

O: This is a good tripel, but not the best. Not even the best Allagash, but it's up there. The fruitiness is just acidic enough, the maintaste just brief enough, and the spice just overbearing enough to miss the mark of greatness.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:21:09 | More by AgentMunky
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

12-07-2012 02:02:01 | More by mbonugli
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jomer10


3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-04-2012 10:03:16 | More by jomer10
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

12-04-2012 04:09:22 | More by chippo33
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MikeyCannon

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-01-2012 20:33:06 | More by MikeyCannon
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-30-2012 12:59:08 | More by mdillon86
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girlmeetsbeer16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2012 01:57:20 | More by girlmeetsbeer16
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-28-2012 03:53:12 | More by troegaarden
Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,989 ratings.