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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Ratings: 2,850 |  Reviews: 964
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3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First had in a pint glass, but had it again in a borrowed chalice (nothing really changed):

A: golden-orange colored body with a small off-white head that doesn't last, lacing is fairly thick and slides down the glass as it goes down

S: iced apples/pear, light citrus, light honey, coriander, strong Belgian yeast

T: spicy but sweet with the citrus and honey with just a slight bitterness, sweet dry aftertaste and finish

M: medium, crisp, alcohol not felt initially but after given a little bit of time it'll get ya, fairly sessionable

O: good for the style, but I'm unsure if I'd have this again, probably just something I'd have to get used to

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bushbeer75
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle

Allagash Tripel filled my snifter with a cloudy/hazy gold color that had a slight orange cast and produced a 1-finger white head that dissipated a little faster than I expected. Spotty lacing was left behind. The nose is dominated by light golden fruits and is somewhat understated when compared to the exceptional flavor. Speaking of the taste, it is fruity; of peaches, apples, bananas, and pears with light honey in the mix. The clove and pepper spiciness is a little understated when compared to other first-class Tripels…however, it is not too little. The [9%] alcohol is hidden masterfully with a light pleasant warming that very lightly builds as consumed. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with light-medium carbonation.

Allagash Tripel Ale is delicious and a tremendously drinkable Tripel. A fine job Allagash…Top Shelf!!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Allagash tasting room into a 25 cL glass.

A: pours a golden-orange in color with a frothy white head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.

N: spicy Belgiany, some citrus. Not overly complex but good.

T: sweet, some honey and alcohol along side spice and subtle bitterness.

M: crisp, a bit dry, good carbonation. Not really much alcohol heat at all even though is clocks in at 9% abv.

O: a great beer, highly recommend, very drinkable for a stronger ale.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A yellow, golden clear color. 2 fingers of head. Tons of sticky lace. Impressive

S - Lemons and yeast

T - Tart sweetness, dried fruit, spices, and yeast. Alcohol is well heidden

M - Medium carbonation, medium bodied

O - Very drinkable and tasty! Alcohol is so well hidden. An awesome belgian strong golden ale

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in my Pretty Things pint glass

A - very pale yellow, big head quickly fades, persistent lacings
S - belgian sour smell, hints of apples/pears
T - belgian sour, yeasty, alcohol not overpowering. Hints of cloves.
M - not sticky, good fizz
O - not my favorite style, but not bad. Surprisingly light given the ABV.

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

Pour: A cloudy pale yellow. Nice white foam head which held on and did not disipate too fast.
Smell: Slight fruit smell, mix of orange and lemon with a slight spice undertone
Taste: Very smooth with light fruit flavors of orange and lemon.
A very good Tripel. Highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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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%

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