Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,575
Reviews:
958
Ratings:
2,817
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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209
Gots:
643
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of AlexJ
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch # 69

Pours out a bright golden yellow with a Duvelesque head that damn near reaches the top of my Piraat tulip. Head retention is moderate as is lacing.

Aromas are bright and fruity, most notably pear, apple, and banana. There's a honey sweetness contrasted by a dry, peppery, minerality. There's a notion of spice with plenty of authentic yeast notes.

Flavor certainly exceed the nose's expectations with layers of crisp harvest fruit, honeysuckle, banana, light spices, and yeast. It's less sweet than some tripels which is a nice change. It has a solid white pepper and coriander presence and a drying note of crushed rock minerality. Nice notes of citrus and floral hops. Quite complex. Are you sure this isn't really brewed in Belgium? Coulda' fooled me.

Body is medium, with a light, fluffy mouthfeel. Great drinkability. I cracked a 750 to share w/ my folks after a top-notch sushi dinner.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a hazy straw color with a 1.5" white head with little rentention/lacing.

S- Big fresh orange zest, grass, dark fruits, cloves, wheat, slightly tropical. Potent aroma, very inviting.

T- Cloves, sweet banana, belgian spices, orange zest, slightly boozy. Finishes with a slightly bitter pineapple note.

M- Low carbonation, medium body.

Quite a tasty brew. It really makes me think about how broad of a spectrum belgian/belgian styles can have. On a scale of lighter tropical fruits to darker belgians with dark fruit notes, this is definitely on the tropical end. It's allagash white on steroids. Highly recommendable.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of asabreed
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip. Been looking forward to trying this.

Appearance: Nice gold straw hazy yellow color with lots of bubbles floating to the top. The head wasn't as pillowy as I expected, but as it warms and with a swirl or two, the frothiness sticks a little more and becomes a bit tougher in going away, with some nice uniform clumps of lacing around the top.

Smell: Heavy and earthy phenolic presence, with lots of yeast, banana, vanilla, bread crust, hints of sweet cream, lemon grass, lemon zest, spiciness that's a bit peppery and dark green herb, maybe hints of oregano. As it should, it gets more complex as it warms, and there's much to discover.

Taste: As with the aroma, and though as it warms it's not as overpowering, the phenolic earthiness and slight funk creeps in at first, then allows the candi sugar, banana, vanilla, milder yeast, bread crust, lemon, slight hops twang, and the herbal nature to come in. The finish is extremely long and complex, with hints of fruit coupled with the phenolic activity, and a bit of citrus hops to lighten the sweetness, which is not as sweet as I expected, and helps to bring everything else to the surface.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with the carbonation sparkling in the sense that the creaminess only enhances the ability for the flavors to come out, leaving the fantastic finish on the tongue.

Drinkability: A highly drinkable brew, but it's one that I'll probably share next time. It's so complex that it truly does need to be savored. Not that I'm doing anything but sipping it currently, but still, sometimes it's easier to drink a whole bottle faster than you'd like. Plus, at around, I think, $8 or less, this is truly a steal.

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Photo of TexIndy
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottled. Was from batch #68. Nice golden color with moderate head and tons of carbonation. Had a great malty, sweet smell with honey in there. Mouthfell was good but a little too much carb. However the taste was perfect and by far the best Tripel I've had. It has 9% alcohol but it is subtle in the taste and does not overpowerful like other Tripels tend to do. Excellent beer and highly recommend. (4.5, HR/RR, T,Y)

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL, corked and caged, batch #64 - served slightly chilled in a goblet. Pours with a 2 finger white head that pokes above the rim with a careful pour. It is a very hazy golden/yellow and there is nice lacing all the way down. On the nose there is bananas, cloves, spices (coriander?), yeast, grassiness, and a hint of skunk that I think is coming from the hops. Lots of spiciness on the palate with noticeable alcohol that warms the body. It has the same characteristics of the aroma but with a hop spiciness, band-aids, honey, some sweetness, and perhaps some lemon. The phenols increase as it warms. It is dry and has a full body with a hefty carbonation at the beginning but it smooths out by the end. It's not as delicate as I thought it would be and maybe a bit too in-your-face to give it a higher drinkability. But overall it is tasty and different than other tripels I've had.

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

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cork and caged bottle poured into a tulip snifter

Good Belgian

Golden yellow in appearance, pencil thin white foam ring

Taste of malt, fruits

Feel the 9% Abv

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

My best tripel so far

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,817 ratings
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