Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,684
Reviews:
963
Ratings:
2,847
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Ratings: 2,847 |  Reviews: 963
Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M4CDO
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Simply amazing. I lived in Germany for three years (2014-2017) and had the good fortune of being able to drink some of the finest biers Europe had to offer. When I got back I looked forward to trying some of the newer craft brews made here back home. A lot of them have not been my stein of bier. THIS however, the Allagash Tripel is the by far now my favorite. This very smooth, I love the color and feel, however I was expecting a bit more flavor *but I am by no means complaining).

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Photo of eppie82
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Tons of lemon and grassy notes.

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew4321
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottom right label on the bomber: "Bottled On 10/26/17 09:00:

Appearance: The head is a massive white cloud resting above a slightly hazy golden body. There is a lot of carbonation visible in the beer.

Aroma: There isn't much of an aroma to this beer. There is a bit of a metallic tinge that appears at first but it goes away pretty quickly. What replaces it is what smells like lemons. After it sits in the glass for a bit it picks up a bit of clove and allspice, then eventually there is some bubblegum. It's pretty impressive how so many aromas can develop in the beer as it opens in the glass. I would recommend letting it sit for at least a few minutes before drinking it.

Taste: There is a lot of bubblegum with a touch of clove right in the forefront of this beer. There is a bit of a bitter herb flavor to the beer in the middle and it is mixed with just a bit of alcohol. That bitter herbal character carries out to the end.

Mouthfeel: It is lighter bodied but leaning to medium. It has moderate bitterness and just a touch of alcohol. The carbonation is on point. It finishes with bitterness and just a touch of sweetness.

Overall: The beer is a bit heavy-handed on bitterness but it has very good Belgian yeast character. This alone makes it worth trying. Often people ask about how sweet a Tripel is because some tolerate more or less. This one has a light sweetness that is mostly masked by the bitterness at the end. It also seems to merge that bubblegum flavor to give it an almost "bubblegum sweetness." Overall I thought the beer was enjoyable and I would recommend it.

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Photo of hairnic
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoneGoofed
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DJinVT
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of specialmonkey
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unusual, cidery, hops, can't explain easily, tastes heavily, vapory in the nose; as the label says ... complex. Alcoholic.

A few minutes later; taste definitely opens up becomes more sweet and full, more fruit, dare I say bananas? Good with cheese!

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fenix2009
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is a clear dark yellow gold with a large white head. The aroma is cinnamon. The taste is smooth with a nice spice flavor.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maxarvo
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shimmyk26
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Clear yellow, with 1.5 fingers of head,
S - Honey and grain
T - Fruity and spicy, banana bread and clove
F - Medium heavy viscosity, with vibrant carbonation.

Overall, true to style and delicious. Highly recommend.

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,847 ratings