Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Tripel AleTripel 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a tulip glass. The batch number on the bottle is 183. 2 inch head with good retention. Lacing that seems to coat the glass. Slight yeast sediment at the end of the bottle.

Smell is all Tripel. Honey, yeast, and fruit dominate.

Taste is great. Sweet fruitiness to start. Just enough hop to give great balance. Smooth lingering Tripel sweetness to finish. Very good Tripel taste. Not overpowering but really nice. As with most tripels the alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is really good. Good carbonation with a smooth finish, particularly as it warms.

Overall this is a very good Tripel. I will definitely buy again. Taste and mouthfeel are pretty much what I look for in this style.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So, this brew poured with a one finger white head that left signficant lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color, much to be expected. Due to the color and cloudiness, there was not a lot of visible carbonation. On the nose, I got a lot of fruit, specifically apple and tropical fruit. I wonder if this is the passion fruit that they mention would be apparent on the label. I don’t know exactly what passion fruit smells like, but maybe this is it? On the taste, I definitely get bread. The fruit pretty much gets lost in the taste. Although after it warms a bit, I do get some hints of lemon. I got the booze mostly on the finish of the beer. This was a little less syrupy than I expected, although I really haven’t had a lot of Belgians to be able to expect a lot. Although the booze isn’t exactly hidden, it isn’t obnoxious either. I would have this again, but this a brew that you can’t have too many of.

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,838 ratings