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RATINGS: 1388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2137) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 mmmm well, im glad i bought another one of these to cellar, because i dont think its near ready to drink. banana is noticiable in the taste, not in the smell. pours golden in color. citrus flavored taste, pretty complex- but i cant say that it has really blown me away. this brewery must use something in their beer that just doesnt impress me very much. the aftertaste is the best part with a nice lingering sweetness. Original score: 8 / 3 / 7 / 4 / 15 Cellar pick - 2003 bottle. Batch #50. Sampled: 50 degrees. After reading my initial review of this beer some 4 years ago, I have now come to terms with what that taste actually is: the yeast. And now that my palate has changed over the course of 6 years, it is obvious to me that the yeast Allagash uses is actually my favorite part of their beers. Pulled the cork out of this one and thought it might have been dead, but after pouring it, it is clear that the carbonation was just hiding! Straw yellow color with a big white head on it. The smells of bananas and sweet fruits are still there perhaps a bit less pronounced. Tasting this beer is fabulous. Sweet, easy to drink, very little alcohol burn (which is usually present in a fresher bottle). Damn this is good. Very dry and leaves you wanting more. The 9% is no where to be found in this beer. I am not even a fan of tripels, but I feel I must bump my score after trying this one! This is the reason Rob Todd is a premier brewer in this country.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Batch #33
I took TAR’s advice and aged this bottle for over a year. A few months ago, BeanDip shared a newer vintage with me, it was rather tasty 3.7, so I am excited to find out if the cellar has done it’s job.

Pours with a beautiful and vibrant golden body, hues of orange, it looks like a jar honey, but with a colossal mountain of snow encrusted atop. The aroma is citric and sweet, orange blossoms and honeysuckle accompany notes of clove and black peppercorns; all can be found along side a freshly cut tangerine, a ripened plum, a doughy yeastiness, and a modest amount of musty barnyard hay!
Geez, the flavor is alive with sweet notes of honey, banana and mango nectar, and some biscuity likeness. This is profoundly full of tropical fruits and Western spice… The palate is sticky yet buttery slick. Thick sheets of lace cloak the glass with each sip…. A Marvelous Triple! The past 12 months have brought this beer into Greatness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a golden color with a lot of carbonation and a medium white head. Smell citrusy/yeasty. Taste is fruity/malty/spicey and finishes with a slightly woody/alcohol flavor. Overall a very good beer and I think my first Tripel...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2004
On tap at Eulogy in Philly. Wow, what a beer! I thought the aroma and appearance were fantastic. The bubbles were mesmerizing alone. The taste matched the aroma and appearance. Yeasty, a little banana and pear or apple. A bit warming, but nothing to distract from the complexity of a pretty young brew. Find some, open one, cellar the rest. Best of allagash to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Batch #41 Magnificent ultra clear gold nice head & lace, good bead but not fizzy. Malticious citrus flower aroma, perfumey hops or yeast? faintly musty(cork??) bit o’ alcohol. Big malt, spicy hops, citrus, little lingering lusciousness mixed with alcohol. Very nice beer. I could be fooled into thinking it was from Belgium. Alcohol does come through a bit, but its not dominating or hot. Somehow, I’d just like this beer to be bigger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Golden-orange body with significant carbonation and a tight sudsy white head. Orange citrus, bananas, and biscuits in the aroma. Great sweet-sour-bitter balance in the flavor make this a very nicely rounded tripel. Includes some spice, phenols, and earthy muskiness. A prototype tripel, this beer typifies the style in my experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 25, 2004
Nice aroma, nice yeasty peachy banana taste that faded very very quickly with almost nothing at the end. Well masked of alcahol. Something for the ladies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Very creamy pour, with cream on the tongue, the glass. Fruity apricot and bannana and orange and apricot, and spices, the latter penetrating the nose. Coriander. A long and dry bitter tart aftertaste yet satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
This beer poured a slightly hazy yellow gold color and formed a huge foamy white head that left laticed lace as it slowly supsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present and maybe a few particles of sediment. An aroma of hops, malt, coriander and other spices with a touch of yeast. A taste of malt, coriander and grain/yeast. It has a medium body to it with a touch of the alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2004
Light golden, lovely creamy head. Aroma of pineapple, mostly sweet but also fresh. Bit fruity, pineapple and banana flavour wit some cellary notes and noticable alcohol.

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