Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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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:
#1,687
Reviews:
964
Ratings:
2,850
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
657
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,850 |  Reviews: 964
Photo of mscudder
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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Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of vinhgoh
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stunna
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kagent777
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of rmartin11
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jjauga
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sjorge3442
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jkt5f
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Peller80
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of FrankK
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Abbynvm
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chrob757
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into a Stein, This was the Allagash Tripel Reserve(which I have gathered is an alias for their Triple Ale) Batch #183

Appearance: Cloudy Golden Amber color with about 3 fingers of white head, little to no lacing.

Smell: Sweet smell, almost like a banana type smell, I could not smell a lot of hops.

Mouthfeall/Taste: Sweet taste with a hoppy after taste. Smoothlight bodies and well balanced.

Overall: Very enjoyable beer, I could sit down and drink a lot of this brew at a time. Have to admit I drank all 2 pints of it I had in about an hour, did not want to share it.

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Photo of skiit13
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of mrdziuban
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of brureview
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice. The beer pours a one finger head, with a beautiful honey color.

The light smell of honey-cloves is not pronounced like other tripels: St. Bernardus and especially Fin Du Monde come to mind.

The mouthfeel is very smooth- and pleasantly malty.

The balanced taste carries the beer: although a bit bitter, it resonates with cloves and lemon.

Overall, an excellent tripel. The smell could be stronger. I prefer St. Bernardus and Fin Du Monde, but this is an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,850 ratings