Allagash Tripel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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2,778 Ratings
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:
2,778
Reviews:
954
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
618
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,778 |  Reviews: 954
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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Photo of heytomcat
3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow-gold with a soft white blanket.

Smell is white bread dough, banana, apple, lemon, butterscotch, and some phenols.

Taste is very well balanced between all of the above described aroma elements, plus a touch more of that Belgian spicy yeast, a little woodiness, wheat, honey, and a hint of booze and bittering hops.

This beer is really soft and frothy, with a medium body. I had some particularly bad home brews before drinking this, and what a relief it was to be able to ease my palate with such a well made Allagash brew.

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Photo of anon
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kenstogie
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

effin awesome. perhaps my favorite beer.

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Photo of Eziel
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Allagash Tripel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,778 ratings.
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