Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
BA SCORE
4.14/5
2,808 Ratings
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
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:
#1,536
Reviews:
956
Ratings:
2,808
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
634
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,808 |  Reviews: 956
Photo of hoserking
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Rschis16
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just slightly hazy and bright straw yellow in color with tons of bubbles up from the bottom. Pillowy, unmoving shock white head on top that dissapates extremely slowly, leaving a ring a thick lacing behind. The aroma has a pleasant musty fruitiness to it, orange rind coming to mind. Slight soft sweetness of honey is also notable combined with soft tones of spices such as coriander and clove. Not incredibly aromatic, but pleasant.

The taste is equally as pleasant, with that zesty but subdued orange and lemon rind flavor coming through, a slight must to it. Not quite ripe orange also comes to mind, the dryness of the spices and alcohol keeping the juiciness at a subdued but balanced level. The spice is subdued as well, taking on subtle hints at banana and clove. Takes on more of a vinous feel as it warms to cellar temps (I poured it at fridge temps). The second half of the bottle is just a bit more lively in carbonation, with slightly more kick to it in the hop department. Even with this extra bit of carbonation, there is a long dry finish. It cleanses the palate adequately and leaves behind a pleasant dry fruity aftertaste.

Fairly big beer, but hidden by a very high drinkability and excellently subtle tastes that hide the alcohol masterfully. Well worth a try.

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Photo of acat25
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cowboy83
5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of DrJaws
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sitarist
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ParraPalliative
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of deldad
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tln13
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of fDOTbear
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bubseymour
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= has a yellowish wheat/witbier hue with lots of carbonation flowing from bottom of beer to top. One finger head but excellent retention thanks to the heavy carbonation.

Smell - Smells just like the witbier I had last night. Yeasty and lemony.

Taste - Interesting for a tripel. Definitely notice the belgian yeast in the flavor. Has an almost pilsner crispness to the finish however. Not as sweet, floral or complex as other well crafted Belgians, but somewhat dry. Definitely seems lighter in ABV than 9%.

Mouthfeel - for 9% its actually slightly watery.

Overall - a good beer for a beer. A very average/below average Belgian Tripel IMO.

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Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SawDog505
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 750 MP bottle in a 20 Duvel glass. Poured slowly down the center and got a huge 4 inch fluffy white head, that sticks in clumps to the glass, beer is a yellow orange. Smell is banana, clove, bread, and earthy hops. Taste is huge clove and banana, with hints of the other flavors from the nose, alcohol is hidden well. Body is medium large, plenty of life, not overly dry, and goes down with ease. This is not my favorite style, but this is a very nice example of a triple. Exactly why this company is known for its Belgian beers.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pours a hazy dark orange/light brown with a one-finger lingering head.
S: Tropical fruit, bread, spice, a hint of citrus- very complex.
T: Sweet malt and fruit with balanced alcohol and a hint of spice/hops.
M: Smooth, medium-bodied with just a bit of kick from the carbonation.
O: A well-made, easy/enjoyable to drink Tripel. I wish Allagash distributed to Ohio.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Holland
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy orange straw color. Kind of dull, but it might be my fault for putting it in the fridge for almost a week. Still great head and retention.

S: orange, sweetness, pepper and spice

T: incredible taste, and unique for a tripel. It has some woody flavor along with very strong tripel flavors like spice, and orange and fruit. The spice is very pronounced, but then it leaves a malty dry finish.

M: medium body with heavy carbonation makes it become fizzy and fluffy in my mouth.

O: unique tripel from Allagash. I have been on a tripel kick lately and this is one of my favorites. At $9 per 750 ml bottle, it's not bad, and it compares decently with the Trappist versions.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,808 ratings
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