Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
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4.14 w/ 2,803 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:
#1,536
Reviews:
956
Ratings:
2,803
Liked:
2,517
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.14%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
630
Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

General - Had a 22 oz. bottle of this sitting in the fridge and figured that tonight was as good of a night as any to enjoy it. Had it in a partial chalice glass. Bottle is a numbered batch, Batch #195.

Appearance - Great light color with a light white head that is very airy. The head isn't that persistent but is nice while it lasts. There is a freeway of bubbles coming up from the bottom of this glass. SRM 7 or so for the hue.

Aroma - heavy fruitiness with this beer, I can get notes of citrus and banana. Maybe even a touch of apricot. There is a sweetness that is evident in the aroma, almost like a honey but almost clove like.

Taste - All those smells come to life in this. Hits of banana and some light citrus notes are prevalent along with a mild sweetness. There is also a lovely light alcohol burn, expected 9.0% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent is the best word to describe this, it's just bubbling with every sip. Slight burn, nothing unexpected. A touch on the thick side for a traditional tripel but still very good.

Overall - Really good example of an abbey still triple. I like it a lot, really worth the price.

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Served it in my own Orval glass.

Pours a hazy golden blonde with a sliver of soapy white scuzz foam, equipped with hundreds of populated bubbles. Hardly retained in its head formation.

Biscuity bread malts, tart apple fruits, candi sugar, pear, honey, apricot, perfume, cherry blossom, and a ride cymbal ring of rosey booze. Has both boisterousness and underlying delicacy.

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Medium to medium-heavy in the body. The booze creates even more existent oiliness. Slick, but playful. On the tongue, it kisses 'spicy' while going north to dry puckerdome.

It's been too long... I used to indulge in this particular beer by the pitcher-ful with good friends at my local pub before Allagash got chased from the market. Or, pulled out. Whichever the case, good memories pollenate with every sip. A worthwhile piece of drink.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.8% out of 100 with 2,803 ratings
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