Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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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:
#1,695
Reviews:
966
Ratings:
2,858
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Bottle states Batch 163. No date that I could find.

A: A cloudy pale golden orange pour with a huge fizzy white head atop it. Excellent head retention, fades oh so slowly, leaving an island of foam behind forever. Nice fluffy tufts of lacing everywhere.

S: Great crisp refreshing aroma. Pears, apples, banana, lemons and a touch of tropical fruit - primarily tangerine and mango I'd say. Some belgian yeast spiciness is apparent.

T: Super fruity, just like the aroma. Pretty much matches up with what I've described above, though I will say the banana is quite a bit stronger. Cloves and black pepper in the middle with some yeasty sourdough bread. Finishes with a bunch of banana and lemon and some more black pepper. Almost get a hint of sweet melon in there too.

M: Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation.

O: Awesome tripel. Perhaps the best I've ever had. It is crisp, refreshing, fruity, aromatic and dangerously drinkable. Love the nice touch of tangerine in there, it really compliments the traditional tripel flavors quite well. An excellently crafted beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into my Russian River Belgian glass

Appearance: Golden straw hue. Nice Foamy head. Tad cloudy.

Smell: Fruity yeast. Some passionfruit and flowery honey.

Taste: This beer is very complex and the taste is prolonged. Crisp yeast with slight honey. Pineapple on the back end. Even some banana. I need to have this multiple times to pinpoint the exact taste. Very cool how everything ties together.

Mouthfeel: So smooth and crisp. Slightest tingle of alcohol on the back end of drinking but it is hidden well. Dry and medium bodied.

Overall: My first Allagah beer; now I will definitely try more. Definitely a steal for the price where I bought it $7. Will revisit soon.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer compares well with the true Belgian's. I've always like Duvel, and find this beer to be comparable.

There is no alcohol taste, and it has a very pleasing feel. It is smooth and not heavy at all. This is a beer that I will enjoy frequently.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours mellifluent golden haze and tiny bubbles cascade into a head two fingers in width.

Smells vaguely of honey and fruit.

Viscous in the mouth. Bubble gum honey oranges and flowers then rum. A tad heavy with a citrus bite that leaves the tongue ringing.

Not my favorite style at all but considering the relatively modest price and formidable strength it might stand returning to in a couple months when the bleak northeast winter really bears down.

A 4 pack of 12 oz bottles for $11.
Cape Cod, Mass. Oct 2012.

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,858 ratings