Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian 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:
#3,105
Reviews:
970
Ratings:
2,875
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
670
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,875 |  Reviews: 970
Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hopsohard
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edc20
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good carbonation, luscious mouthfeel. There's a bitter floral character to the beer that dominates the more you drink it. Next most dominant taste is the spices. Citrusy passionate fruit taste that is much more apparent on the first few sips but ever present throughout. Wine-like kcal (262) to abv ratio (9%).

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

Photo of Tairy1Greene
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M4CDO
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Simply amazing. I lived in Germany for three years (2014-2017) and had the good fortune of being able to drink some of the finest biers Europe had to offer. When I got back I looked forward to trying some of the newer craft brews made here back home. A lot of them have not been my stein of bier. THIS however, the Allagash Tripel is the by far now my favorite. This very smooth, I love the color and feel, however I was expecting a bit more flavor *but I am by no means complaining).

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Photo of eppie82
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Tons of lemon and grassy notes.

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew4321
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottom right label on the bomber: "Bottled On 10/26/17 09:00:

Appearance: The head is a massive white cloud resting above a slightly hazy golden body. There is a lot of carbonation visible in the beer.

Aroma: There isn't much of an aroma to this beer. There is a bit of a metallic tinge that appears at first but it goes away pretty quickly. What replaces it is what smells like lemons. After it sits in the glass for a bit it picks up a bit of clove and allspice, then eventually there is some bubblegum. It's pretty impressive how so many aromas can develop in the beer as it opens in the glass. I would recommend letting it sit for at least a few minutes before drinking it.

Taste: There is a lot of bubblegum with a touch of clove right in the forefront of this beer. There is a bit of a bitter herb flavor to the beer in the middle and it is mixed with just a bit of alcohol. That bitter herbal character carries out to the end.

Mouthfeel: It is lighter bodied but leaning to medium. It has moderate bitterness and just a touch of alcohol. The carbonation is on point. It finishes with bitterness and just a touch of sweetness.

Overall: The beer is a bit heavy-handed on bitterness but it has very good Belgian yeast character. This alone makes it worth trying. Often people ask about how sweet a Tripel is because some tolerate more or less. This one has a light sweetness that is mostly masked by the bitterness at the end. It also seems to merge that bubblegum flavor to give it an almost "bubblegum sweetness." Overall I thought the beer was enjoyable and I would recommend it.

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Photo of hairnic
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoneGoofed
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DJinVT
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of specialmonkey
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unusual, cidery, hops, can't explain easily, tastes heavily, vapory in the nose; as the label says ... complex. Alcoholic.

A few minutes later; taste definitely opens up becomes more sweet and full, more fruit, dare I say bananas? Good with cheese!

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fenix2009
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is a clear dark yellow gold with a large white head. The aroma is cinnamon. The taste is smooth with a nice spice flavor.

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Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2,875 ratings