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
Ranking:
#1,576
Reviews:
958
Ratings:
2,817
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Photo of dar482
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out in a hazy golden yellow with a big tiny bubbled white head.

The aroma is wonderful. Banana, bready Belgian yeast, tons of spice like clove. Some citrus.

The flavor follows. There's a punch of substantial fruit with banana, maybe a bit of orange. It reminds me more La Fin du Monde than the more traditional Belgian tripels with this fruit and sweetness. Then there's a good amount of bready sweetness. The spice comes through with pepper and clove.

There's also a kind bitterness on the end. A gentle amount of booze in there too. I can get where this becomes Curieux.

This is a really nice beer. I prefer La Fin du Monde with its complexity, but this is quite interesting with the tons of banana in the flavor. Highly recommended if the traditional Belgian tripels are too vinous or dry.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is one of those beers I've had a ton of times but somehow escaped a review.

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades semi quickly, with a line of lacing, over mostly clear semi hazy golden color.

Nose reminds me of being in Belgium, nice Belgian golden malts, sweet but not really syrupy, a bit of light candi sugar, hints of yeast addition spices, faint orange peel, and slightest coriander like spice. Then into light booze aromas with some esters a bit fruity, and light phenols as well, and a candy like aroma with faint candied orange peel.

Taste starts with sweetness, sweet golden Belgian malts with a bit of a toasty flavor, light candi sugar, and an overall candy taste. Then Belgian yeast kicks in, light spices again, hint coriander like, little orange peel, then light phenols and fruity esters with the warming tingly booze, a bit boozier than expected. It brings a light wheat like flavor as well, toasted wheat, and golden malts. Bitterness is light thanks to the orange peel and very light earthy hops I think. Finish is fairly hot with booze, more spicy earthy hops lingering, with a bit of orange peel and esters, slight sweet sticky blond malts, and faint wheat all lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, plenty of hot booze.

Overall nice, an American version of Belgian tripel that is done well. Allagash continues to make Belgian beers very well for being in Portland Maine.This reminds me a lot of many of hte beers I had while actually in Belgium, so well done guys. That being said, it does get a little too hot overall with booze, but otherwise very tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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