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Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

157 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A strong golden ale, dry-hopped with lots of Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: beerbiatchMD on 12-16-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jesus808, Jan 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

iKasey, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

alamode, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

YobroitsJoe, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SuyoonShin, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Jamison Pourhouse. Has a cloudy golden color with a white farily tall head with excellent carbs.
I could definitly smell hops in the nose along with pils malts spice and candied sugar.
Taste is tart and refreshing with hints of pine and floral. Lemony tartness with some pepper spice.
Drinks bright and spritzy.
Very good offering with a decent hop backbone over a rich malty base.

micromaniac129, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pknyc, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a tulip. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a nice foamy white head. Some nice spots of lacing on the way down. The nose has a bit of peppery spice underneath some light tropical and orange-rind characteristics. Flavor has a bit of a malt base along with nice yeast presence. Good hops through the finish. A bit of bitterness, though most of the feel is classic tripel. Pretty good variation on the style; quite enjoyable and easy to drink.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SocalKicks, Dec 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

$7.50 for 10oz glass.
Sampled 07JUL12

This is Allagash's standard Tripel which has been dry hopped with Cascade and Sorachi Ace. 

[A] Arrives with a solid 2 finger head, very bright white in color. Decent head retention settles into a thick foam film and collar. Globs of lace grab the glass. The body is a pale straw yellow with decent clarity.

[S] A light scent of dusty lemon and sappy, wet pine on top of a traditional Tripel nose. Light Belgian candi sugars, Pilsner malt and light colored bread. Hay and black peppercorn.

[T] Belgian candi sugars plus sweet bready malt flavors are complimented by dry lemon and earthy pine. The combination is brilliant. Alcohol integrates warmly at the finish.

[M] Amazing. Medium-full body with a gentle carbonation - just effervescent enough to gently graze over the tongue in an even, consistent tongue cleaning fashion. Clean throughout the finish. Dryness sets in just before mid palate.

[O] Allagash's Tripel is a fantastic beer to begin with, so it's no surprise that the dry hopped version is even better.

FeDUBBELFIST, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerOps, Sep 01, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Bishop's Collar in philadelphia, PA.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with pineapple blonde edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaky lacing left behind.

Slightly floral aroma with a nice earthy, grassy hop presence that compliments the base very nicely.  Estery light fruit notes, bread, zesty spice and alcohol.

Medium bodied with a nice hop bite up front that compliments the zesty spice.  Earthy and grassy hops with peppery spice and coriander followed by bready yeast and estery light fruit notes.  Hints of apple, banana, pear and bread followed by subtle alcohol sweetness.  Really well balanced and the hops area really nice addition to the base beer.  Insanely drinkable and very refreshing with a well masked ABV.  Great beer!

corby112, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Sierra Grille, always down for a new Allagash, especially a variation of their tripel.

Pours a very pale orange, translucent. Small white head falls to a slight cap quickly but retains well as that, leaving a bit of lace.

Smell/taste - Smell is good but a tad weak, taste is stronger. Quite reminiscent of their regular tripel, lots of apple, yeast, floral, pear, clove. The hop addition is noticeable - doesn't add a ton to the beer, but does provide some light citrus, lemon, and grassy notes.

High carbonation and a bit foamy, but fine and suitable for the style. Easy drinking, not much alcohol noticeable.

Quite good, I love Allagash Tripel, this came off as a bit too similar. A side by side would be nice to do.

Chico1985, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jsilva, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

asafarc2, Jul 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JAHMUR, Jul 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

sideshowe, Jul 10, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy hay color. Very translucent. Head is a fluffy bun that sits atop the body. Head manages to persevere throughout the entire glass. A textbook Tripel in terms of appearance.

S-Yeasty with big notes of apples and of course pears. The dry hopping really brings out a powerful hoppiness. Super grassy hops. Also a great floral hop character. Medium to high intensity in the nose. Overall quite an attractive aroma.

T-Very bright and lively. Hoppiness is pretty strong. Really grassy and floral. The dry-hopping of American hops brings in great notes of citrus and pine as well. Underneath the hoppiness is a classic Tripel that at its bare bones is quite nice as well. I really enjoyed the flavor.

M-Enough carbonation to mellow out the higher ABV. Full bodied and a bit creamy. This went down incredibly easy.

O/D-One of the better versions of a style that I am not in love with. In fact, this may be up there with my favorite Tripels because I love the infusion of the Cascade and Sorachi Ace. Very solid brew.

VelvetExtract, Jul 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

JADanis, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pud850, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Chugs13, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dudecandle, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

djrn2, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Barcade in Philly For Beer Week 2012

A- Zakuza liquid resembles a bright golden color with some yellow within. This one is alive as about 3 fingers of dense white foam steadily rose. Excellent lacing, thick and coating.

S- I was kind of dissapointed in the smell on first sniffs as I got a hay/barnyard scent which was one sided. This opened up quickly though, with a bunch of fruits with apples up front. A good amount of spices with cloves centerstage. Some belgian yeast rounds this out.

T- Zakuza is a nice mix of both spices and fruit with Belgian yeast in between. Clove really shines with apples and pears coming through. Getting some bananers as well. Some hops in here but are not up front. A nice bready malty background.

M- The feel gets better with some warmth but as is, this is creamy and refreshing. The alcohol is barely noticable, well hidden. This one glides down with no distractions. A nice spicy aftertaste. Just dont drink it too cold.

D- My only regret is that drank it too quickly. Put off by the odor at first I was very surprised at the outcome. Very refreshing and tasty. It's high in alcohol but what the hell.

BARFLYB, Jun 09, 2012
Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.