radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold colour with small white head. Aroma of citrus and alcohol. Flavour is malty, yeasty, with some alcohol heat. Finishes dry and musty.
CapFlu (4313) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(75o ml bottle) Batch 40. Golden body with dissipating white head. Citrus and perfume nose. Strong malt, vanilla and slight hops. Finishes mellow and marshy...
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 35. Hazy golden color. Soapy white head that left good lacing. Enticing smells of apricots and peaches, candy sugar, banana and vanilla. Taste is best described as a combination of the smell, apricots, peaches and bananas drizzled with vanilla and sprinkled with candy sugar. Yet this beer somehow manages not to be overly sweet. The 9% ABV is extraordinarily well hidden. One of the best American Belgian triples. Top Notch.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, why is it that I feel the effects of alcohol much more with lighter beer than with darker beers. Have only had half a goblet and am already losing focus. Thin lacey head with great carbonation. Aroma dominatd by wheat/yeast with a little bit of wine/grapes. Color is a medium gold with decent clarity. Flavor is a combnation of wheat and spices with a bubbly effervescence. Finish is long like the description says and it slightly bitter and leaves a plesant aftertaste in the mouth. Additionally, there is a nice alcohol warming. Yeah Baby! A very good triple.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 34. Yellowish brown color with a big head. Rich aroma of alcohol, grapes, bannana, pear, other fruits. Trace of hops as well. Lots of pleasant alcohol in the taste with lots of fruit too. Pear, apple, raisin, it's all in there. A wonderful beer. Savor every sip. When you're finished with the 750 mL bottle, at 9%, you'll really feel it.
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Let me start by saying I'm an unabashed Allagash fan... On with the show: This is a Batch 32 bottle. Nice head, pleasing citrus aroma. Color is cloudy golden. Flavor is bright and sweet, with hints of spice. HUGE lacing. Dry finish. One of my all-time favorites.
Nate (3522) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and spicy wheat aroma with some nice citrus. Light golden amber cloudy with light head. Silky body with medium-heavy champagne carbonation. Alcoholic with spices and herbs. Wheat, grass. Light hops. Sweet finish and after, with light bitterness. A brandy-like smoothness in the after.
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color with a tall, white head. Lots of carbonation; more than I expected. The flavor is very sweet & lingers very nicely; like other raters have said, it has an almost candy-like flavor. There is a definite alcohol presence in the finish, but it's still very smooth; not harsh at all. A very impressive beer.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, gold, small but "lacey" head; Earthy aroma of wet stone drying in the sun and dried herbs. Creamy palate with a wide array of fruit flavors, I'll go with tangerine, white peach, nectarine and, YOU GUESSED IT, strawberry. Nice prickle on the tongue from well integrated carbonation with a nice little marshmallow and blueberry interplay on the mildly warming finish...is this secretly contract brewed in Belgium? The highest rated US triple, and with good reason.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Bright golden, a bit cloudy. Darker color than expected. Nose is lovely, a bit bready, quite spicy, hints of lemon and orange peel. Nice yeasty flavor, good roundness. Has a spicy zippiness, has a slightly pine character to it. Finishes dry. Chewy and sweet, bubblegumlike with lots of candy sugars. Nice palate. The best tripel in the world, and it comes from Maine? Who woulda thunk it.