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

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass. Batch #176

Appearance: Pours a nice gold. Slightly cloudy with a constant stream of tiny bubbles rising through the glass. The head is thick and fluffy and lasts a long time.

Smell: Fruity and spicy with a malt background.

Taste: Follows the smell. Sweet and spicy followed by bitterness to balance it. Dry and not cloying.

Mouthfeel: light bodied and very refreshing. Plenty of carbonation and no sting.

Overall: Allagash hit a home run with this beer. I will be looking for this one again.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: yellow, hazy. Creamy off white head, huge on the pour receding to a respectable layer.
Smell: Fruity and spicy with strong malty sweetness.
Taste: just as the nose presages. Balanced with a slightly bitter finish.
Overall: nicely carbonated, fine representation of the style. Likey.

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

12oz bottle poured into a trappist glass with a golden yellow and a medium white slowly dissipating head. Aroma of sweet spicy fruity notes, some ripe apple, Belgian yeast, light biscuit malt and sweet alcohol esters fill the senses. Taste is Belgian yeast, light biscuit malt, light banana, spicy fruity notes, with some spicy hops bitterness. palate is a medium body, crisp with very nice carbonation. Finishes with some sweet spicy fruity notes, Belgian yeast, with some nice spicy hops for balance, ending is a slightly dry finish with a bit of lingering nutty notes. Overall a very good,well balanced, flavorful and tasty brew, an all around solid tripel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden color. There is a white head of one finger which fades fairly quickly to nothing.

S: The smell is a mixture of bready yeast, alcohol and spices. Coriander and clove. Mild citrus notes.

T: The first thing I get is Belgian spices. Clove, coriander and a hint of bananas. Some flavor of orange zest. Fairly clean finish, but mild bread and alcohol linger.

M: Fairly thin and crisp, with mild carbonation and a notable alcohol presence as the beer warms.

O: Decent Belgian tripel. Standard spices and moderate alcohol presence.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

flute glass.

a - pours a hazy, pale yellow shade with tons of streaming bubbles visible. gave me a thin cap of white head that quickly calmed to a thin film. leaves some thin wisps of lacing in the glass.

s - spicy with clove and banana notes, toasted bread.

t - bready malt character with a nice, present spiciness. typical clove/banana flavors and maybe some nutmeg. has a tangy sort of bitterness that stings the back of the tongue for a second then fades away. well balanced and no trace of the alcohol content in the taste.

m - medium body, lots of carbonation, coarse co2 profile, faint alcohol warming.

o - a pretty tasty beer, but not going to blow anybody away. surprisingly drinkable for 9% abv. got this one in trade, but i'd buy some if i came across it.

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,839 ratings