Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

2,773 Ratings
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy, cloudy yellow color. Slightly darker than allagash white

S- Not much on the nose here. Some bready malts, maybe a little citrus, spices maybe.

T- Belgian yeast, bready malts, cloves, coriander, light citrus notes, very subtle bitterness, banana, bubblegum. Definitely a bit of alcohol present. FInishes with spices and wheat.

M- Nice carbonation, slightly thick feel to it due to the alcohol I would imagine.

O- Overall a solid beer from allagash. Great flavors coming out with each sip. A bit too much alcohol presence for me though. I'll stick to the white

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a snifter
Batch #: 193

A: Pours a hazy, straw-color golden yellow with 2 fingers width of white head. Excellent retention as 1/2 fingers width hangs around for the majority of the drink. Leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glasses.

S: Peppery spice is the first aroma I pick up, followed by clove. There are sweet tropical fruit notes along with some orange-peel like citrus. Good aroma, but could be stronger.

T: White and black peppery spice hit the palate first. This is followed by lemon zest, and other citrus rind flavors. There is a pretty prominent bitterness that Im not used to getting in Tripels. Some floral notes linger in the finish. Not my favorite palate profile for the style, as its lacking the sweet esters and yeast characters.

M/D: Full body, carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum, drinkability is moderate for the style.

O: Overall, a good beer but somewhat disappointing as I am a fan of Allagash and I love Belgian style ales. This one didnt live up to expectations. It was certainly still worthy of a drink, but with Tripels like La Fin Du Monde and Westmalle nearly always available I dont think I will be picking this up one again anytime soon.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JMScowcroft
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


Big bottle750ml that I bought in Calif at one of those "warehouse stores" (not sure we can give actual names here, but it starts with a "C"). I developed a love for Belgian style beers a couple of years back and this has to be the best one i've tried yet. Pours a beautiful gold, slightly hazy, (no chunks). If it was more clear, i'd be worried they had filtered out some of the "good stuff". Wonderful white foamy head that retained for some time. Therre was still traces of head with only an inch left in the glass. Aroma is excellant, slightly floral, not too strong, quite pleasing. Initial taste is very very smooth that lingers in the best way. Mouthfeel is excellant, no aftertaste or excessive "bite" that Beligians can get. Incredible balance of sweatness, hops and grain, with Belgian candy. No ingrediant is too much or missing Its wonderful. The alcohol balance is amazing. I could hardly tell it is there and would have never guessed it was 9%. Balance, balance, balance. No faults, nothing lacking, I could drink only this beer for the rest of my life and be quite happy. Good job guys, very well crafted.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold with a one finger white head, with good retention and lacing. the aroma has peaches, apples, cloves, Belgian yeast, and candy sugar.

Tastes much like it smells. there are peaches, apples, cloves, Belgian yeast, candy sugar, phenols, pepper, and citrus hops for some bitterness. Nicely balanced.

Light bodied with above average carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden, and there is very little aftertaste from a very flavorful beer. This is a definite winner.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured cloudy golden-orange in color with a durable off-white head. The head lasted until the beer was gone, thoroughly coated the glass with lace when tilted, and left some patchy lacing on the glass.

Aroma & T: Complex and sweet aroma features tropical fruits, pear, and light spices. The taste has these characteristics too, but add some tartness, traces of wild and Belgian yeast, and some alcohol esters.

M: Medium body; medium-high but soft carbonation.

O: Excellent and well-balanced mix of flavors and aromas: an impressive Tripel even by Belgian standards.

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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'll start by saying I got the "reserve-batch 195" with the cork in a 750ml bottle. Reasonable price ($13ish) + good reviews = purchase.
A- Pours golden cream with a tightly effervescent head. Gets you excited to drink.
S- Moscato with a bubbly coriander creme de platano
T- Very much like it smells; small quick sips enhance, relatively dry finish
M- Heavy intensely bubbly/creamy action mixed with light alcohol note (not as much as 9ABV hints)
Very good beer. Couldn't ask for much more getting done doing something on a hot day (or any day really when you live in San Diego). Recommend for price point
(Couldn't have come from farther away for me in the continental United States [San Diego, CA]but well worth the trip)

PS: I've been using BeerAdvocate for some time now without posting; I feel bad. It was time to post.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,773 ratings.
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