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RATINGS: 1285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This golden hued ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with subtle suggestions of banana and honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate. The Tripel's finish is remarkably long and soothing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 1, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2003
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2003
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Rocky, slowly diminishing head. Slightly hazy honey color. Lots of carbonation. The cork came out with some decent force. Yeasty, estery aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Yeasty. Dry finish. One of Allagash's great offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Batch #33: Cloudy orange color with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor consisted of some nice fruity tones...clove, banana, bubblegum, sweaty body odor, old lady's perfume, grass. Bubbly feel, dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Batch # 32 750ml bottle - Nice pale gold yellow color, got a tall white head of fluffy smooth stryrofoam that falls apart in sections leaving huge clumbs and ledges of foamy stringy lace. Smell is lots of bright citrus, orange, lemon, and lime, dulled a bit with some nice yeast and spicyness. Taste is subtle and complex in layers with a nice flow of citrusy lemon, orange, a bit of banana, nice leveled yeast, some grainyness squeezed in as well and lightly dancing spicyness of citrus rinds and black pepper with a good sweet malt balance the whole way through. Finishes with a light hop hold and alcohol warming. Full body, pretty rich, bold, creamy even, and a nice hold of bittering fruitness and spice. Nice complexity to this triple and is quite a nice offering in the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 Batch #105: Pours a deep golden bronze with a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity pale malt and Belgian yeast and a touch of grassy hops. Body starts rich and light caramely biscuity sweet with some light fruity esters and authentic doughy yeastiness. Finishes lightly bitter, full and sweet with some pear and strawberry notes. Has good complexity and balance, a true to style Abbey Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Pours a golden apricot color. Nose is banana/oranges/peaches with some herbal and spicy aromas as well. Taste is sweet candied sugar up front followed by some fruitiness as well as a subtle spice kick. A perfect way to celebrate my last Saturday night on the East Coast.

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