Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Tripel Ale
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
Ratings:
2,761
Reviews:
951
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
610
For Trade:
2
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Photo of wpreynolds
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anthony666
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tohibii
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is quite nice as an American Tripel, being quite true to the style with a bouquet of very well balanced spice and sweetness (it mentions honey and fruit on the label and I would say that's not a stretch). Balances sweet and dry rather admirably while bringing proper complexity into the fold, IMO.

For me it's something of a dog fight between Le Fin Du Monde and this one for my 'quality' North American Tripel. Allagash's is much milder with less of a biting carbonation like La Fin Du Monde, but I'm still finding it a toss up between these. Both are wonderful options for tripel lovers and really comes down to preference on what you're looking for.

Overall it's very credible, an actual authentic Tripel and a real credit to Allagash for putting it together. This will always tempt me as an option on Any Given Sunday and is a testament to the skill of American brewers. Anyone who likes the style and lives in America really needs to try it and see how it goes for you personally because it could potentially become a real favorite.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz shorty into standard pint glass.

L: Hazy yellow, finger width white head that slowly recedes. Good lacing.

S: Good herbal and spicy fruitiness in the aroma.

T: Follows the nose well. Tasty.

F: Light bodied and crisp.

O: Great brew from Allagash.

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Photo of Jliscin
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: A cloudy golden hazed color to this beer with a somple head on it
S: A nice pleasant sent with strong fruit notes
T: it has a smooth fruity taste to it with a sweet honey taste and a small tarte after taste
F: strong carbonation but goes done smooth
O: A very well made tripel ale with lots of flavor to it.

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Photo of LukeGude
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle. Boozy but good flavor.

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Photo of Mbbc
3.34/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two thirds of the group loved it, one third hated it.

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Photo of Timtac
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdecross
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 8BaconBits
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Italiano86
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeRose
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a three finger head of white foam in the tulip. Head falls rapidly, but great cling to the glass.

Aroma is of bread dough, fruit (bananna and more subtle tropical fruit), grape, phenloics and the Belgian spice mix.

Taste follows with just enough bitterness to balance. Very slightly sweet undertone. Apple and pear notes emerge on the taste, and a mild honey-like flavor underscores the floral and fruity notes, mellowing out the spiciness on the finish. Just a hint of the ample alcohol. Mild herbal qualities - almost a minty character. Ver pleasant.

Full-bodied, lively carbonation, and extremely smooth.

Overall, a smooth drinking, relatively high ABV beer. Full flavor and character and a worthy brew.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casterbridge
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Turbid gold with a one finger white head that dissipates quite quickly. Slight lacing
S -- Doughy yeasts, almond, honey, banana, peach, clove, vanilla. Very pleasant and comforting
T -- Spices (nutmeg, cardamom, clove, pepper), fried dough-tasting yeast, and a honey sweetness take center stage, with a mild malt finish.
F -- Full bodied and a complex, nuanced balance of flavors. Moderate carbonation
O -- Probably Allagash's 'best value' brew: ~$10 for a four-pack of one of their best and highest ABV offerings

90/100

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Photo of scottdsmall
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoojAmAphut
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Develops a good head. Keeps it for a while. It's a bit more subtle in all its flavor notes aside from the bitter ones. Probably among the top 10 for me personally.

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Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,761 ratings.
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