Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
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
Ratings:
2,788
Reviews:
954
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
620
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite simply one of the best beers I've ever had. Everything Allagash puts out is at the top of the game. Smooth to pour nice initial taste and great finish. Besides their Curieux this is my favorite beer.

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Batch 152.

I was about to conclude that I didn't like the Tripel style. I tried Maredsous 10, Chimay Tripel and Westmalle Tripel and found them all harsh and almost undrinkable.

Then I stumbled on Allagash Tripel Reserve. This one's a beauty. A gentle pour produces a beautiful cloudy gold without much head (head is overrated).

The taste has just a perfect bit of sweetness (sweetest tripel I've tried). I got sweet peaches as the fruit note. There is no bite or alcohol on this one, just a delicious nectar taste.

I found the mouthfeel perfect. The carbonation was just right. The mouthfeel was full and smooth without being heavy.

Drinkability? It would be easy to drink yourself under the table with this one, because the ABV is totally hidden.

Bottom line, run, don't walk, to get yourself a bottle.

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Allagash Brewing Company - Allagash Tripel Ale

This is a brew I have gone back to time and time again, but when I realized I had never reviewed it I decided it was time.

Look - Pours unfiltered hazy golden bubbly like a hearty champagne with extra body. Lacing slides with the brew while some sticks to the glass. Small bubbly head dissipates quickly from the 12oz pour, the corked bottle often gives a bit of a bigger head with a slower dissipation.

Smell - Fruits abound, bananas, lemon zest, orange, apples. Sweet sticky malts. Slight floral hops. Amazing and unique.

Taste - Taste yields a hyper-complex assault of spices, fruits, and floral notes. Cinnamon applesauce smashed into floral hops.

Mouthfeel - The taste leave a perfect sourdough Belgian tone sitting in the mouth, fruits and spices continue to evolve as that fades. Insane drinkability but you want to take little sips so you can try and pull all the flavors possible out of this brew. Alcohol is invisible, not a trace, not a hint.

Overall - Too many flavors to isolate. This brew constantly transforms, let it warm a bit to find new things ad infinitum. Waves and waves of spices and fruits continuously line the palate.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,788 ratings.
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