Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
BA SCORE
89.8%
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4.16 w/ 2,801 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,530
Reviews:
956
Ratings:
2,801
Liked:
2,515
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
629
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,801 |  Reviews: 956
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty beer. Sweet honey overtones and nicely balanced sweet, bitter, grain brew. Not nearly as complex as some of the tripels, but with the human palate only able to comprehend about 5 flavors, who cares...

All in all, for the style it is no masterpiece, but for the price and perfect balance in this recipe, very few beers compare. Bravo.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spices dominant on the nose, coriander and some other exotics. Some tropical fruit, lighter malt and some yeast. On the palate, herbs join in, and the alcohol adds some extra peppery spice and a touch of warmth, for the better, but the yeast adds that distasteful chalky/earthy element. Dry. Perhaps not the best balanced, I'd like some more fruit, but pretty darn good.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice 2 finger head in a glass pint. The aroma of lemon peels wafts gently across the nose. There's also a very noticable sweetness that follows the lemon aroma. Almost a vanilla essence. The honey in this is definitely noticable. Thoughts of fresh cut grass come to mind when I try to put my finger on the complex blend of spices that make this pale ale a nice example of what this line of beer can accomplish. All in all, I would recommend this pale ale to others. If you are looking for a pilsner-like drink that has a clean sharp finish and is also sweet, then this may be the beer for you.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.8% out of 100 with 2,801 ratings
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