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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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle decanted into a Unibroue chalice.

A: Pours a hazy golden-yellow. Effervescent. Bubbly white head has great staying power. Sticky, patchy rings of lacing decorate the glass.

S: Biscuity malt, green apple skin, white pepper, perfumey esters, faint alcohol. Chalky yeast. Light grassy scent?

T: Chalkiness and yeasty tastes open. Green apple skin and spicy phenolic tastes follow. White pepper and clove. Quick spike of alcohol. Cracker malt. Another wave of pear and apple tastes wash over the palate. Finishes with cracker malt and musty, chalky yeast.

M: Medium bodied. Very highly carbonated, as expected. Foamy and fluffy in the mouth.

O: A very solid tripel, though I don't feel that it belongs in the ranks of the elites.

Notes: A bit rough around the edges compared to my favorites within the style. Still a very respectable offering.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  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%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
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%

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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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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,864 ratings