Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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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:
#1,639
Reviews:
960
Ratings:
2,832
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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206
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649
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of draheim
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle (Tripel Reserve Batch 160) into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous golden color w/ an enormous creamy white head, nice bright carbonation.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus and spice. Really nice clean aroma.

Taste follows nose. Slightly musty Belgian yeast, fruity esters, lemony citrus, and spice. Also some subtle floral hops. Alcohol is exquisitely concealed.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied w/ a crisp dry finish.

Overall this is everything I look for in a tripel; spot-on across the board.

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Photo of darcange
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of mikeriley
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip, yielding a slightly cloudy straw gold with two fingers of sturdy white foam. There's a few small pieces of sediment floating around in there, likely because I pour like a brute, but I don't mind it. The nose is a thing of beauty, a sturdy sweet malt base dancing with yeasty aromatics and just a hint of noble hops; plenty of cloves and some lemon, as well.

Taste is more of the same, and god bless it for it. Soft, bready pils malt up front, developing into a dry, spicy brew. A pleasant, soft bitterness, noble hop spices with maybe just a hint of citrus tang. The bitterness and the spices keep the perimeter of the palate dry and slightly parched, while the sweet malty base washes straight down the middle with a thoroughly satisfying quench. Gives a long finish, clean and spicy, with the alcohol rearing it's head towards the very end.
Mouthfeel is very solid, slightly thicker than medium, almost chewy from the bitterness and tight carbonation.

A thoroughly slammin beer, and dangerously easy to drink for 9% ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Overall: If summer in the forested backyard of Maine could be brewed, bottled, and sold in stores... well, maybe it is with Allagash Tripel. An overall, well-balanced strong pale ale.

Appearance: Heavy head that fell after a minute. Hazy yellow in color with a thin but plenty lace. If lemon meringue pie was a liquid, it would look like this.

Smell: Lemon; honey; sour grapes; cloves; cream; pine.

Taste: Grassy and honey-sweet, allowing a lemon zing to rise at the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Full and slightly heavy, with a light, acidic pinch beneath its body.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wcintula
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love you Allagash!

Bottle stamped 2711 18:27

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice with a small head and moderate lacing. Nice looking hazy golden body with enough activity after the pour. Smell of faint phenols, yeast grape peel, touch of alcohol. As it warms, and toward the end I'm getting a faint pleasant leathery aroma. The taste follows through with the smell profile with a very present-yet-subdued Belgian yeast flavor.

Well layered, complex and delicious. Lots going on in the beer but not too much that I think any person won't appreciate it. If you see this beer on the shelf, do yourself and buy the whole four pack, don't add it to a mixed pack.

Thank me later..

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Poured from bottle into tulip. Hazy orangey straw with thick foamy head. Nice herbal, hoppy, citrus aroma.
This was a great brew. Not overly done, but very refreshing and solid. Honey, citrus yeast dominate. Strong alcohol, but not more than expected. A bit on the pricey side at around $4 for the 12oz bottle, but I'd buy again. I'd love to try on tap.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TurboQuattro
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed this beer. I'm not a big fan of beers with a really bitter after taste, so this beer was really a treat. The after taste was really quite sweet, like a dip of honey. It wasn't bitter right in the beginning like most that I drink do. A little spicy but mostly fruity.

I unfortunately didn't have the right kind of glass, but I really did enjoy this beer quite a lot. I feel the need to try it again with the proper glass.

Thank you Nanoslug for suggesting it to me.

-Condor

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,832 ratings