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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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. No bottle date.

Appearance - Hazy (murky, even) yellow-orange body with a very small but sustained white head. The bubbles never seem to diminish from the initial pour, modest though the pour was.

Smell - Cloves and bananas. Strong fruit presence. I couldn't put a name to it, but something tropical and sweet would do. Yeasty in that Belgian sort of way.

Taste - Clove flavor more pronounced and the tropical fruits are nearly gone, disappointingly. Banana is still prominent. Definite honey sweetness and some breadiness in the finish, but the honey isn't cloying. It's not exactly dry, though.

Mouthfeel - It's almost dry, which is pretty good for an American tripel. I hesitate to say I might even call this boozy, but it's very slight. Medium bodied.

Overall - It's good. It's no La Fin du Monde or Westmalle, but at least it isn't a sugary mess like everyone else seems to think a tripel is supposed to taste.

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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug.

A - A murky straw yellow with a large white head. Fairly stand for the style.

S - banana, cloves and honey come to mind. To particularly pronounced like in a variety of my favorite Tripels but not poor either.

T- Big yeasty beer that has some nice lemon and cloves tastes come throughout. The sweetness is nice but not overwhelming and has a fine balance balance. Quite refreshing with a nice crisp finish.

M - Good medium to full body with just the right amount of carbonation for the style.

O - A good Tripel for sure just not on the ranks of some of the more notorious choices. Could be a bit less subtle with more richness in the fruits.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I traded for this 12 oz bottle with Sonofalime, Thanks!

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden beer with a 2 finger head that settled shortly after poured, but left lacing.

Smell: The label says passion fruit in the aroma and I cannot disagree. A nice malted grain as well as a general yeastiness.

Taste: Yeasty phenolics. Rich a well rounded with a general fruitiness and some honey like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Especially rich and smooth with the yeast poured into the glass. I enjoy a bottle conditioned beer.

Overall: A tasty trippel!

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,864 ratings