Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #14
Ranked #4,654
4.14 | pDev: 10.14%
May 24, 2023
Nov 08, 2001
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.38 by mattreitz49 from Florida

May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Like most of Allagashs beers, outstanding. The strong ale is full-on flavor, banana and other spices, and a great beer. Will definitely buy again and again.
May 13, 2023
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours golden yellow with faint white cap in mini tulip. Notes of clove and spice make this a really nice Tripel at 9% ABV.
May 05, 2023
Rated: 5 by headfullofacid from Maryland

May 01, 2023
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Rated by Davidstan from Alabama

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Classic Belgian esters and slight banana and clove. Great Belgian!
Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Mar 20, 2023
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have tried this one out of a big bottle with a cork it poured nice golden color smelled like honey and almonds also had a very nice carbonation flavor of clean golden triple apricot and finishes up with a little bit of that pine bitterness is at the end.
Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours an awesome 3 finger head with lots of lacing down the glass. A but musty and metallic on the nose, is the only drawback.
Taste is fantastic and clean with some nice soft Belgian Candi and no aftertaste. The drinkability rivals any true Belgian you can find. Soft and light tasting but flavorful and strong.
This is one damn good beer!
Mar 02, 2023
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Minimal Belgian yeast character when cold but the esters show up as it warms, however never overdone.
Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tripel pours a clean, crisp gold with a modestly sized, lacing head. The aroma is filled with clove and banana. The flavor is rich, sweet, and sugary, candy-like, with cloves and bananas. Good body and feel. Overall, lots of flavors, sweeter and brighter.
Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by bplabernie from Michigan

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Cheers Chris!
This excellent brew pours a chill hazed straw color with a very nice head of
khaki foam that settles to a thick ring, thin clumping layer, and sports some
excellent lacing. Nose of white pepper, pear, coriander, clove, and candy sugars.
Flavors follow the nose nicely with pear, clove, coriander, white pepper, candy sugar,
biscuit, and apple. Mouth feel is medium, medium light effervescent carbonation,
smooth, and finishing with a nice herbal note that is fantastically balanced.

Overall, a great American made Belgian!

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by o29 from Texas

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Surprised and horrified I haven't reviewed this yet. Been at least 13 years since I've had this. Bottled about 5 months back.

A clear light golden orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is great, a blend of pear esters, petrichor, mild earth and soft apple notes, along with a clean, gorgeous yeast character, moderately spicy with pepper and clove. Clean, balanced focused with a blend of honey drizzled pears, light melon, red delicious apples and a soft, delicate yeasty spice note that can only come with focus and intent. A blend of light clove, pepper and floral notes. Gorgeous stuff. Lovely mouthfeel, briskly carbonated but never distracting.
Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at British Open. Golden yellow like a perfect beer. More subtle than most tripels. Smooth, sweet, slightly herbal, and a bit of hops. A complex beer.
Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yep. It’s a Tripel - but not one that Ty Cobb hit. This one is more like a ball hit to Manny Ramierez aided by his “amazing” defense. Probably should be a single with a two base error, but the hometown official scorer is drunk, so whatever.

Rat a tat crackerjack!
Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by kirkgarner

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by saymike32 from New Jersey

May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Mgrush

May 14, 2022
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Rated by entheos from California

3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very smooth for a boozy beer.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured at fridge temp. Pours a nice semi-transparent yellow with white head. Nose is honey, lemon, wheat, peaches, grass, and yeast. Really nice! Taste is nice and sweet. Candy, slight hops, honey, peach, leather, grass. Amazing. Mouthfeel is fairly light and refreshing. Overall, a fantastic tripel.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a slowish pour (to keep out sediment) shows lots of small continuous bubbles in a light golden honey colored beer and ghives you a thin head that quickly becomes a long lasting film

not much of an aroma, some banana, clove, a bit of tropical fruit

Sweetish with bananas, cloves, a touch of honey, and a hint of tropical fruit (the passion fruit?), no pepper or any other kind of bite

Lots of fizzy carbonation give this a full and smooth mouthful leaving a slight banana/clove aftertaste and a thin film on your tongue

The major drawback is the sweetness. There is a lack of complexity and finish, the flavors are well balanced, but they all lean towards the sweet end of the spectrum and there isn't anything other than the carbonation to provide a clean finish.

Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice tripel. I certainly wouldn't turn it down and, considering the reasonable price, I will likely be buying more.
Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my chalice. Bottled on 11/17/2021. Picked up for the tripel tasting a few weeks ago and in my cellar since.
The beer pours a partly hazy golden color with a fizy bleached white head of 1 cm foaming up. This foam sticks around as one large island and a sturdy edge layer throughout the sampling.
the aroma is a nice mix and fairly complex with fruity notes of white grape mixing with a bit of honey and some spicy yeast notes too, cloves is what I find. No hint of booze and the beer has a nice aroma overall. After a few swirls the head foams back up to a sturdy full surface layer.
First sip reveals a medium body with fine tingly carbonation and a smooth texture. The beer drinks easy on the physical traits.
Flavor is some bready malt and general fruitiness mixing with some banana too. I also get some black pepper and cloves and then a very dry finish. Dont really get any ABV warmth. Not really a hop note and the finish lingers with a bit of peppery bite too.
A nice beer that seems to be easier to find and from a brewery that seems to know what they are doing with Belgian style beers.
Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by mvogt from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smell: definitely picking up the hops as well as the yeast. I am getting the passion fruit mentioned in the description.

Look: perfectly reasonable yellow, I didn't get much of a head but I think it's the glass.

Taste/feel: sweet, chewy, fizzy, feels like eating a delicious foamy candy. An alcoholic one. The alcohol is not shy.

Probably not my absolute favorite of the style but still an excellent beer.
Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A careful pour from a chilled but not cold couple of stout brown bottles into a clear glass liter mug yielded almost the same inches of foam as liquid. It's that ugly starchy white foam, with relatively large bubbles that recedes unevenly and leaves scant lacing inside the glass. Self-described as a golden ale, that aspiration falls short. The color beneath the head is a pale yellow-amber, bright and a bit cloudy. The smell is definitely of a Belgian ale, with its yeasty aspect that is unmistakable. Yet, this drinks cleanly and with only a little of that "banana" taste reference than can be annoying to many. Although not super complex, there's enough malt for some honey like sweetness as well as a good body. The rest of the tastes include moderately bitter hopping, a vague fruitiness, a noticeable, but not detracting, alcohol presence and even some spicy hints during the finish. Even those that don't like Belgians should find this a drinkable offering. There's plenty to like within the taste and the mouthfeel is excellent. Quite the recovery from the initial pour.
Mar 22, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a murky translucent deep lemon color with a short lived white creamy/foamy head.Smell is hard to explain, like a clean earthy essence, which is nice. a little Belgian yeast banana scent. At first a citrus hint which turns into a banana, combined with the malt give it sort of a banana bread essence. Feels medium bodied, not chewy,a tad bit syrupy , you know you are drinking a big beer. The ABV is not hidden all too well. Overall a good sipping ale. Would not take this out on any summer occasion. Too thick. Compared to Duvel which is a similar strength Belgian golden ale the Duvel is way more refreshing and drinkable in my opinion. Allagash is the best American brewery who brew Belgian style beers. I like other Allagash beers better-
Mar 04, 2022
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Rated by dofo777 from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Smooth mouth feel, honey banana yet not "sweet", ultra long finish. Luscious mouth feel with a little fizz.
Feb 12, 2022
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